Biffa buys Simply Waste Solutions in £35m deal

The acquisition is in line with Biffa’s strategy to grow its industrial and commercial operations and its ambition to create the UK’s most efficient, low carbon collection operation

Biffa and Nestlé Waters strike deal for recycled plastic in the UK

The sustainable waste management company will support Nestlé Waters UK to achieve its commitment of making every BUXTON® bottle using 100% recycled PET

New 42MW energy recovery facility in Leicestershire achieves financial close

Located just off the M1 motorway in the East Midlands, the facility will be able to process up to 350,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste annually

Biffa ordered to pay £600k for exporting banned waste to China

The waste management giant said it would seek to appeal against the verdict

Biffa guilty of exporting banned waste to China

The waste giant said it ‘strongly contested’ the decision and is considering making an appeal

Biffa buys waste and recycling firm for £16.2m

The buyout will broaden its services throughout Birmingham and the West Midlands region

Life after death for Halloween pumpkins – as energy!

Carve out a green end to your Halloween this year – and not with mould or ghastly face paint. As trick or treating ends, revellers are being advised to recycle their pumpkins to avoid food waste. In a trial at ten Sainsbury’s supermarkets, customers can bring pumpkins in store where they will be collected and […]

Sainsbury’s store comes off the grid with rubbish power

A Sainsbury’s supermarket is now running purely on power generated by its own food waste. Today the store is coming off the national grid. Any food waste unsuitable for charitable donations or animal feed from the store goes to a nearby site run by waste firm Biffa, where biomethane gas is produced from organic matter. Once converted […]

Biffa buys PHS waste division for £2.5m

Biffa has bought the commercial waste business of PHS All Clear, which manages clinical and medical waste, for £2.5 million. Known as PHS Wastetech, it currently provides commercial waste management services across a 12,000-strong customer base. Biffa said the deal will bring four new operating locations under its control and will allow the firm to […]

UK builders’ merchant aims for zero waste to landfill

A UK building materials supplier has signed a deal with a waste management firm to help achieve its zero waste to landfill targets. Under the contract, Biffa will convert Jewson’s waste into 3MW of renewable energy, which will be used to supply some of the manufacturing business of Saint-Gobain Construction Products UK, Jewson’s parent company. […]