News Saturday 1 August 2015
Avonmouth Docks - (Photo: Bristol Port Authority) 31 July 2015

Boomeco to pay £18,000 over ‘inadequate’ RDF storage

Waste wood and RDF company Boomeco has been ordered to pay £18,873 in fines and costs for ‘failing to store waste in an environmentally safe manner’ on Avonmouth Docks in Bristol. The ruling came after a number of complaints were lodged about an infestation of flies in the area in 2014. Boomeco Ltd processes between ...

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Prior and Henson 31 July 2015

Andigestion chairman: AD investment ‘misguided’


The Green Investment Bank (GIB) is ‘misguided’ to be funding AD development in the UK, the chairman of Andigestion has suggested. Speaking to, Peter Prior has said he ‘would not be surprised’ if a ...

The landfilling of waste wood has been highlighted in a Veolia report on the Circular Economy 30 July 2015

Wood recyclers slam ‘uninformed’ EA storage restrictions


Trade body the Wood Recyclers’ Association has criticised the Environment Agency’s waste wood storage restrictions for being based not on “any science of fact but on conjecture and un-informed opinion”. It follows ...

JCB's 457WM was unveiled for the first time yesterday (July 29) 30 July 2015

JCB unveils latest model in Wastemaster line


Plant manufacturer JCB unveiled the latest in its Wastemaster range of vehicles with the launch of the ‘457WM’ wheeled loader at its global headquarters in Rocester, East Staffordshire, yesterday (July 29). The newly modelled...

The worker had parked his van at the Totternhoe Metal Recycling when the incident happened 30 July 2015

Metal recycler fined over worker hand injury


A recycling firm in Bedfordshire has been fined £12,000 after a worker lost the top of his thumb whilst delivering waste metal. Totternhoe Metal Recycling Ltd (TMR) was also ordered to pay over £2,000 in costs following the ...

DHL will introduce the £48 collection charge from August 1 2015 29 July 2015

DHL introduces business WEEE collection charge


DHL Envirosolutions will introduce a £48 charge for business WEEE collections through its ‘123 Recycle for Free’ partnership service from August due to “regulation changes and increased administration burdens”, the logistics and ...

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Hadfields Wood Recyclers shuts gates ‘to avoid EA enforcement’


Hadfields Wood Recyclers has temporarily shut gates to waste wood at its sites in Manchester and Middlesbrough to “avoid enforcement action from the Environment Agency” over material storage restrictions, the company revealed this morning...

The certificate was presented at TRA’s Recycling Day conference 29 July 2015

News in brief


With news on: Plastic bag increase; Cromwell awarded Enfield contract; Tyre recycler awarded PAS 107 certificate; WRL Glass Media expands exports, and; Bournemouth moves waste software system online  

Stephen Whitehead 29 July 2015

Man arrested over Pendle Skips death


Detectives have arrested a 34-year-old man following the death of a casual worker at Pendle Skips in Burnley, Lancashire. Stephen Whitehead, 49, was discovered by staff members at the Pendle Skips premises on Balderstone Close at ...

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