waste disposal


Waste treatment company fined after employee fatality

A hazardous waste treatment company has been fined after an employee died when a forklift truck he was driving overturned and crushed him. Read More

Man fined for operating illegal waste site

Business owners have been encouraged ensure that they are using legitimate companies to deal with their waste, after a man was prosecuted and fined for storing, treating and disposing of waste on land. Read More

Veolia launches guide on ‘safely’ reopening recycling centres

Resource management company, Veolia UK, recently issued a guide, titled ‘Local Authority Guidance on the Safe reopening of HWRC Networks‘ to help local authorities and contractors to “safely reopen” household waste recycling centres (HWRC) during the COVID-19 lockdown. Read More

Amey fined £500k for sending too much biodegradable waste to landfill

Waste disposal company Amey has been fined half a million pounds for sending too much of Cambridgeshire’s biodegradable waste to landfill. Read More

Man dies at waste facility near Disney after falling into vat of oil

Worker was emptying oil and grease from a tractor-trailer when he slipped and fell. Read More

Waste disposal: Highest fatality at work rate of any industrial sector

The waste management industry might not be the most glamorous sector in the world, but for many of is it remains the 'fourth emergency service'. Read More

Managing risk in the waste industry – it’s not just recycled ideas

We put our rubbish in the bin; one day a week we put the bin out on the pavement; we may on occasion take big items to the 'tip'. Some of us campaign against the over use of plastics; ban plastic straws; worry about the ocean…. But in the main we have a confused relationship with our waste. Read More

Waste disposal firm fined after worker loses leg

An Essex-based hazardous waste disposal company has been fined after a worker was crushed beneath a tracked excavator at a Read More

Government launches radioactive waste consultation

The government is under taking a consultation on a revised proposal for a process for working with communities to agree a site for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF). Read More



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