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Archive | October, 2006

Electronic Chips in Rubbish Bins: the Debate Continues

With numerous councils introducing electronic chips in residents’ rubbish bins, the debate continues as to what the chips actually accomplish. Some argue their trash containers being tagged and monitored is an unreasonable intrusion.  Grantham local Brynley Heaven has outraged his council by not only removing his chips, but offering to do the same for other […]

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Wales “On Track” to Meet Recycling Targets

Local authorities in Wales have reached a 21.9% recycling rate for household waste, according to new figures issued by the Welsh Assembly. The results of the Municipal Waste Management Survey covering the financial year 2005/06 for Wales also reported that Wales achieved a 25.9% municipal waste recycling rate. This municipal waste figure included the recycling […]

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Herefordshire Autoclave Plant Hits Further Delay

Plans to build a large-scale autoclave waste treatment plant in Herefordshire, which have already been dogged by delays, have met with further obstacles this week. A meeting of councillors at Herefordshire council on Wednesday deferred the plans for another planning hearing next month. The councillors were against the plans, but did not have the authority […]

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LondonWaste appeals composting plant’s enforcement notice

LondonWaste Ltd – the waste firm owned by SITA UK and the North London Waste Authority – is appealing the enforcement notice issued against its Edmonton composting plant. The plant received the enforcement notice in August after complaints were made about odour problems from the in-vessel facility during the summer (see letsrecycle.com story). The waste […]

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Enviros Supports Defra & Local Authorities in Reducing Waste

The Waster says: If you are one of the local authority staff who might be intending to use this service, and you know about this already, then scroll down and note the tight end of this month DCS application deadline! Enviros has again been appointed to the Defra framework contract for Direct Consultancy Support (DCS) […]

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Prize for Creator of European Compost Network

During the Orbit 2006 Conference Morten Broegger won a prize for his dedication to the establishment of the ECN. The Network exists to promote sustainable biowaste treatment practices and is a collaboration of partners, promoting sustainable practices in composting, anaerobic digestion and mechanical biological treatment procedures for organic residues across Europe. It aims to address […]

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11th Annual Composting Association Conference, Exhibition And Gala Dinner

Enviros BioManage experts will be attending this annual event organised by The Composting Association. Phil Wallace will be speaking on ‘Proving agricultural benefit’ using the information gathered during the long term field trials funded by GrantScape.  Joe Short and Jonty Olufsen will also be on hand at the Enviros stand to answer technical questions on composting […]

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UK Government decides against relaxing waste technology rules

The government this week ruled out relaxing restrictions on the use of outputs from waste treatment technologies in its revision of waste management licensing regulations. Local authorities and waste experts expected that the new regulations would relax the rules on the residue of Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) plants from being spread on agricultural land. But […]

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MBT residue market doubt pushes Bradford towards thermal

Doubts about local markets for soil improvers and low-grade composts produced by MBT plants could see the city of Bradford opting for some form of thermal treatment. The metropolitan district told letsrecycle.com last week it believes a new £400 million, 25-year waste disposal contract will include “at least some” thermal treatment capacity using technologies like […]

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