Hazardous Waste

21st May 2018
Compliance Schemes Back The Government’s Latest WEEE Plans

Compliance Schemes Back The Government’s Latest WEEE Plans

Following the Government’s recent publication of the summary of responses received to its WEEE regulations consultation, and the three key changes to be made, compliance scheme operators, Recolight and Ecosurety, have expressed their support. The summary document included three key … Continue reading

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27th April 2018
Biffa To Extend “Safe & Simple” Asbestos Disposal Services

Biffa To Extend “Safe & Simple” Asbestos Disposal Services

The Environment Agency has granted Biffa permission to extend its national asbestos disposal network from four to 10 dedicated waste transfer stations, with further plans to extend the number to 12 by this summer. Biffa’s sites in Eastleigh, Hull, West … Continue reading

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7th March 2018
Concerns Raised Over Future Chemicals Regulation In A Post-Brexit UK

Concerns Raised Over Future Chemicals Regulation In A Post-Brexit UK

Ending the UK’s involvement in the EU chemical framework REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) could have serious consequences, says the Environmental Policy Forum. The effective regulation of chemicals is critical for the economy, public health, environmental protection, … Continue reading

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6th March 2018
Wood Recyclers Publish Hazardous Waste Reporting Guide

Wood Recyclers Publish Hazardous Waste Reporting Guide

The Wood Recyclers Association (WRA) has published a guide for wood recyclers and reprocessors explaining how to report hazardous material if it arrives on site in waste wood loads. The guide is being issued on the back of the on-going … Continue reading

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5th March 2018
Lamp & Luminaire Recycling Rates Still On The Rise

Lamp & Luminaire Recycling Rates Still On The Rise

Data released by the Environment Agency (EA) has shown that the 2017 lamp recycling rate was 48.5% – up from 47.5% in 2015, while the luminaire rate also increased from 7.1% to 7.5%. This further increase, although described as “modest”, … Continue reading

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5th January 2018
Tradebe Acquires Hinckley Based Labwaste

Tradebe Acquires Hinckley Based Labwaste

Tradebe has announced the completed acquisition of Labwaste, one of the UK’s leading specialists in the collection, treatment and disposal of laboratory waste. Based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, Labwaste operates what it describes as “one of the UK’s most unique hazardous … Continue reading

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1st December 2017
EA Launches Strategic Review of Charges Consultation

EA Launches Strategic Review of Charges Consultation

The Environment Agency has launched a public consultation on the cost of its permits and business charges.  The proposed changes will mean that businesses pay for the full services they use rather than the public – a more financially-sustainable model that … Continue reading

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16th June 2017
Tesco Fined £8 Million After Pleading Guilty To Pollution Incident

Tesco Fined £8 Million After Pleading Guilty To Pollution Incident

Tesco Stores Ltd has been ordered to pay over £8m in fines and costs after pleading guilty to a pollution incident.  The incident, which occurred in July 2014, sparked a huge multi-agency operation involving the Environment Agency, Lancashire County Council, … Continue reading

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