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Biffa lends a land with riot clean-up

Biffa has been talking about how it has been is helping with the clean-up following this week’s riots and looting and how its waste collection services are being affected in some areas.

CIWM praises clean-up efforts after riots

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has praised the groundswell of response from members of the public wanting to help with clean-up efforts in London and elsewhere after the recent riots and to the local authority crews and contractors who responded immediately .

Fly-tipping in Wales continues to fall

Flycapture figures published this week showed that the number of recorded fly-tipping incidents in Wales has continued to fall. Since 2006/7, occurrences have reduced by 24%, from 54,841 cases to 41,750 in 2010/11.

Deadline looms for competence scheme

Waste management facility operators are being warned of the approaching deadline for continuing competence under the CIWM/WAMITAB operator competence scheme for England and Wales.

Regulation changes needed to combat scrap metal theft

Lancashire Police recorded a 50% increase in the number of scrap metal thefts carried out in the county since last year. According to the force, there were 3,014 metal theft crimes in Lancashire between April 2010 and March 2011; a 48.3% increase on the 1,558 incidents in the previous twelve ...

SITA UK launches report into public opinion on community incentives

Further to the proposal within last week’s waste review to develop a system of shared incentives with local communities, SITA UK has launched a study into what residents think of incentives such as utility discounts to facilitate the development of new waste management facilities.

Investment in waste creates more jobs, says ESA

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has published a report quantifying the economic growth potential of the waste management sector and comparing its impact on jobs and carbon emissions with that of wind farms.

WRAP unveils plans to save economy £2bn

Plans to save seven million tonnes of CO2, prevent three million tonnes of waste and save the UK economy almost £2bn have been unveiled by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme).

Waste industry underwhelmed by waste review

The test for the government's strategy will be whether it can deliver in a number of key areas; creating a planning and investment landscape that will deliver the £10-20bn of new infrastructure needed to divert waste out of landfill and back into productive use, said a joint statement from the ...

Webcams go live at Southwark facility

The first year of construction of Southwark’s new integrated waste management facility (IWMF) at Old Kent Road can now be witnessed in around six minutes, thanks to a pair of webcams that are available to view at

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