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The New Look Wasters Blog has Arrived!

The Waster has been blogging since the summer of 2005. Since then the WordPress Blogging platform has been refined and improved, but the Waster put off tackling an update. Until now!! The old look has now been digitally consigned to the trash bin, and we have a whole new look for the Autumn. We hope […]

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US Waste Handling Equipment Manufacturer to Restructure & Close Plants

May 2 — Wastequip, a Cleveland-based company that manufactures equipment and containers for use in the waste handling industry, has announced a restructuring plan that will close several older plants while implementing environmental initiatives.The company hopes the efforts will reduce costs, energy use and carbon dioxide emissions. Wastequip operates 35 manufacturing facilities nationwide. The company […]

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Treasure from Trash – Landfill Mining Conference September UK

Global Landfill Mining Conference and Exhibition London Wednesday 17 September 2008 ‘Treasure from Trash’ Register your interest in attending now – click on the link below. ——————————————————————————– From its origins in the 1950s, Landfill Mining is an idea whose time has come. Even aside from their valuable methane resources, landfills should now be seen as […]

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Consultation on Revised Guidance for Monitoring MBT Plant

The Environment Agency has released a consultation assessing the diversion of biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) from MBT.  The consultation concerns the sampling and testing needed to achieve adequate quantitative monitoring of the reduction in biodegradability in the treated BMW. The consultation should be available shortly at: The Environment Agency’s current consultations page.

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CIWM Launch Soon for New Training Courses

The UK’s Chartered Institution of Waste Management (CIWM) has announced the launch of two new training courses: ‘Local Environmental Management (Streetscene)’ and ‘Waste Carriers and Related Controls’. They have also re-launched 3 additional courses, ‘Leachate Monitoring’ (developed and delivered by Howard Robinson), ‘Introduction to Waste Legislation’, and ‘Geology, Hydrology and Hydrogeology for Waste Management Facilities’.  For […]

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Forthcoming UK CIWM Waste Management Events

CHECK MATE? WASTE STRATEGY SEMINAR Monday 25 June 2007 at Hamilton House, London. For further details see http://www.ciwm.co.uk/strategy or e-mail the events department on events@ciwm.co.uk Tel. 01604 620426 ARE WEEE SORTED? Monday 9 July 2007 at The Crown Plaza Hotel, Birmingham. For further details see http://www.ciwm.co.uk/weee or e-mail the events department on events@ciwm.co.uk. Tel. 01604 […]

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Lucky 13 Contractors in Running for Cheshire’s £1bn Waste Contract

Cheshire county council yesterday unveiled a list of 13 companies in the running for its largest ever contract, a PFI-backed waste deal worth £1 billion. The companies will now engage in competitive dialogue with the waste disposal authority with the expectation of appointing a preferred bidder in autumn 2008. Cheshire’s PFI bidders: – Amey Ventures […]

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New UK EA System Leads Way on Eliminating Household Waste

New software being pioneered by the Environment Agency will attempt to help waste managers assess the environmental risks posed by the various management methods of household waste. WRATE (Waste and Resources Assessment Tool for the Environment), is designed to be a user-friendly tool helping to identify the life cycle impact of waste treatment options. It […]

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