Andusia News

Posted on: 23rd May 2019

Andusia Discuss the Capacity Gap

There is undeniably a capacity deficit, or ‘gap’, between waste needing treatment and available capacity to treat said waste in the UK. Landfill sites are closing at a fast rate and existing UK Energy from Waste (EfW) plants are full to capacity; hence the need to export. Over the next five years, we’ll only see more of a shortage in vital waste treatment facilities being built in the UK. Andusia explores…

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Posted on: 9th May 2019

Andusia Explains Clinical Waste

Clinical waste sits in a strange space, between hazardous and non-hazardous waste. Some of it is hazardous, until it isn’t, and some of it is non-hazardous, but must be treated as if it is hazardous regardless. Andusia’s Hazardous Waste Manager, Fraser Cutting, explains:

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Posted on: 9th Apr 2019

Andusia Sole Supplier for New Clinical Waste Plant in Malvern

Andusia Hazchem Treatment Ltd are pleased to announce that they have been confirmed as the sole waste supplier to a new clinical waste treatment plant in Worcestershire.

The new plant, which is being developed in an existing, retired plant in Malvern, is the first of its kind to be built in the UK in the last decade and is one of four planned in the next few years.

From January 2020, Andusia will be supplying 40,000 tonnes of hazardous and clinical waste for high temperature treatment under a 5 year deal. This method of disposal offers a high level of safety and security for clinical and hazardous waste and minimises environmental impact. Heat produced in the incineration process creates steam which can then be used to power turbines, generating electricity.

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Posted on: 21st Mar 2019

Defra update – The Waste Industry in a No-Deal Scenario

This week, in a meeting organised by Defra, Government officials and representatives of the HMRC met with exporters of waste to further discuss the effects of Brexit, whatever the outcome come 29th.

During the meeting, it was once again confirmed that there would be no impact on existing or new TFS applications, whether the UK leave the EU with or without a deal. But there would still be possible delays with regards to truck deliveries and hold-ups at port during any transition period following the Brexit decision.

After a presentation from the HMRC, what was highlighted, was the effect a possible no-deal result could have on the waste industry, from both a customs and VAT perspective.

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Posted on: 12th Mar 2019

Another Landfill Tax Increase in April 2019

The UK Government’s tax on landfill increases year on year. Come April 2019, for the first time, the tax will be above £90 when it is goes from £88.95 a tonne to £91.35, then jumping to £94.15 per tonne in April 2020.

Also taking into consideration site gate fees and transport – landfill is an extremely unattractive prospect for those in the waste management industry.

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Posted on: 4th Mar 2019

Andusia Discuss Brexit

Last month, Andusia Director, Mark Terrell, spoke on a panel at the Energy From Waste Conference in London. Now in its 15th year, the Energy from Waste conference brings together an international audience of more than 250 of the sector’s thought leaders and key decision makers for unrivalled senior-level industry debate.

During the two-day event, Mark joined an expert panel to discuss issues around post-Brexit changes in onshore and offshore movements, regional flows of materials, spare capacity and the long-term role of RDF exports and labour and customs implications.

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