Officers from Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) studying over 600 tonnes of fly-tipped waste dumped beneath a bridge in Hillingdon have launched 30 investigations into the identity of those responsible.
The council is working closely with the Environment Agency, Highways England, several police forces and councils as the arms of the investigation to trace the criminals extend across southern England.
The Conservative Party has reiterated plans for a 25-year environment plan and pledged to support better packaging and rubbish collection in a pre-election manifesto lacking any depth on resources or their management.
The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority has confirmed its intention to end its 25-year PFI contract with Viridor Laing just eight years in, with the consortium indicating it will seek compensation over the termination.
The government should establish a national food waste reduction target, with retailers forced to publish figures on their food waste, after a voluntary approach has proved ‘inadequate’, says Parliament’s EFRA Committee.
Associated Waste Management has been named as the preferred bidder for Bradford Council’s new 12-year waste treatment contract, with a ‘significant portion’ of the waste collected annually going to SSE’s Ferrybridge facility.