‘First of its kind waste-to-gas plant’ hits UK

A green gas plant under construction in Swindon is claimed to be the first in the UK to convert household waste into bio-substitute natural gas (BioSNG). Advanced Plasma Power and Cadent’s £25 million facility has received £11 million of government funding and will use a fully automated fuel handling system. Once operational, the plant will […]

Northamptonshire awards £53m to manage household waste

Northamptonshire County Council has awarded a contract worth up to £53 million to manage around 79,000 tonnes of residual household waste every year. Waste will be sent to SITA UK’s landfill site in Wellingborough during the first two years of the contract, however, from 2015 they will be used at a new fuel recovery facility […]

North Londoners ‘must almost double’ recycling rates

Householders in north London “must almost double” their recycling rate to ensure targets are met despite an increase compared to last year. The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) released its quarterly waste and recycling figures for north London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest, which showed the recycling rates stood […]

Households recycling more, wasting less

Household recycling has gone up while people are wasting less, according to new Defra statistics released today. The proportion of household waste sent for recycling, composting or reuse over 2011 in England was 42.9%, up from 41.5% in the financial year of April 2010 to March 2011. The amount of waste per person is going […]