Upcoming events


12-13 September 2018 at NEC Birmingham

This year’s RWM event sees SUEZ recycling and recovery UK speakers feature in 10 panels across the two days. Highlights include David Palmer-Jones, our Chief Executive Officer, opening the event on the ‘CEO panel’; Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director, joins panellists to discuss the future of extended producer responsibility in advance of the EU and government reports due later this year; and Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, joins a panel that examines the future of weight-based targets. Visitors will also hear from Gary Mayson, who joins the panel on financing the future of energy-from-waste and Mark Woodroffe, who will join the panel discussion on markets and recyclates quality.

As per previous years, SUEZ has sponsored the Circular Economy Theatre in hall 4, located within the Future Resource section. We also have a relaxing space, the Circular Economy Connect Lounge, where you can find refreshments throughout the show. We’d love to see you there.

To find out more about the show and to register for your free pass, visit

The Big Green Event

02 October 2018 at Hilton Ageas Bowl Convention Centre, Southampton

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK is proudly sponsoring The Big Green Event for its third year as the largest event of its kind in the region. The exhibition aims to help organisations understand and meet the changing expectations of customers and staff, particularly with regards to energy and waste management, health and safety, general environmental management and corporate social awareness.

To find out more about the event and to register for your free place, visit

LARAC Conference

10-11 October 2018 at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

This year, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK is co-hosting three workshops addressing the industry’s hottest topics. Join Amanda Padfield, Director of Public Sector Development, as she presents the procurement best practice toolkit and takes us through an examination into maximising commercial opportunities for local authorities. Sarah Ottaway, Municipal Recycling Manager, speaks in a session alongside South Gloucester County Council on the subject of restricted bin capacity and extended frequency collections. And finally, Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director, hosts a session looking at recycling contamination and communications best practice.

To find out more about the conference, award categories and entry criteria, visit


Upcoming webinars


Past webinars

Local Authority waste services and contracts procurement – A new guide and toolkit

This best practice sharing session featured speakers from SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, Greater Cambridge Shared Services, and Ricardo Energy and Environment as they discussed the highs and lows of recent waste service and facility procurement.

Most authorities have been reviewing their current delivery models to ensure performance improves, customer satisfaction is retained or improved while their annual spend is reduced in times of continued austerity. Local authorities look to the market for innovation and cost savings in order to deliver front-line services, but getting this right requires an appreciation of the market and what it is able to deliver, as well as a full appreciation of the existing services and budgets.

Our guide demonstrates how to plan for a successful procurement process, when to engage with internal and external stakeholders, how many options/variants to ask bidders to bid back against, and how to design and time your procurement to ensure it stimulates the market which will ultimately drive innovation and deliver better value for money.

A recording of the webinar is available here:

Global commodity risks and their impact on the UK municipal recycling sector in 2018 and beyond

In this session a panel of experts discussed the real-time impacts of the Chinese National Sword on UK recycling commodities prices focussing on the changing approaches that waste contractors are taking to commodity risks and contractual arrangements, including an examination of trends that are shaping local authority contracting in the next two years and how the local authority contracts need to adapt to these changes in market conditions. Also, an examination into which parties are best placed to take risks on commodity pricing and recycling quality.

The panel includes: Joe Papineschi, Director at Eunomia Research & Consulting; Jarno Stet, Head of Service Operations at Westminster City Council and Secretary of the National Association of Waste Disposal Officers (NAWDO); and, Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK.

A recording of the webinar is available here:

Three weekly refuse collections, it’s not just about frequency

Presented by Gareth Burton, Recycling and Waste Contracts Manager for East Devon District Council, and Steve Holgate, Director of Municipal Services at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, this highly practical webinar saw the pair talk more about the challenges and considerations for this service change, the process of trialling the service, reactions to the proposal, and the success of the roll-out.

A recording of the webinar is available here:

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