In 2009 in the UK a number of things came together which changed the waste management scene like never before. Waste, Yes! Common rubbish became a resource and an opportunity.
Waste management firm Viridor has expressed its disappointment at East Lothian council’s decision to reject planning permission for its Dunbar combined heat and power plant despite “strong recommendation” for approval from the council’s planning officers.
The Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA) announced on May 19 that it has signed its £640 million waste and recycling contract with Veolia Environmental Services.
Serious worries about the UK’s ability to let the series of local authority PFI integrated waste management contracts which are essential to provide the much higher recycling and waste diversion away from landfill required by the EU, have been eased. In the past week the signing of the biggest of them all has taken place […]
Two big Waste Processing Facilities have been halted after UK County Council plans have been derailed well into these projects. The question is asked when our society which produces so much waste will take responsibility for dealing with it in their local area, even when enormous sums are about to be spent on a new […]
The Waster was hoping to hear that the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority and Cumbria have completed their PFI deals, but time to achieve the goal of signing within the 2008/9 financial year is fast evaporating. Here is what the New Civil Engineer magazine was saying back in February: Manchester waste PFI deal to be […]
Energos Appointed Preferred Bidder to Derby Gasification Project 26-01-2009 Gasification specialists Energos have been appointed to provide the technology for a multi-million pound waste treatment facility being built in Derby. The company, which is part of Manchester-based renewable energy firm ENER-G, will help to develop a 140,000 tonne-a-year gasification facility on Sinfin Lane in Derby […]
A new Waste Design Guide titled; “Designing Waste Facilities, a key guide to modern design in waste”, has been produced by Enviros Consulting for Defra, in partnership with the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). This new document is expected to become a key reference document for waste professionals in the UK and […]
£181.6m for project to save 391,000 tonnes of landfill waste Waste facilities in Leicestershire and the South West will see major improvements thanks to a combined £181.6 million in funding announced by Defra today. In Leicestershire, the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) project is expecting to divert 98,000 tonnes of Biodegradable Municipal Waste from landfill in […]