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21 March 2017

Battery causes explosion in waste truck

East Northamptonshire council is pleading with residents to take more care when disposing of batteries following an explosion and fire in the back of a waste collection truck. Collection crews reported an explosion that rocked the...


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17 March 2017

‘Underperforming’ UK falls short of battery collection target


The UK’s battery recycling sector has fallen short of its 45% recycling target for 2016, provisional figures published by the Environment Agency this month suggest. The figures also indicate that much of the target has been met ...

23 December 2016

Four day week among Christmas service options


The adoption of all-year round four day week-collection services has been highlighted as a way to help ensure that there is reduced distruption to household collections over the Christmas period. But, reflecting the diverse ...

6 September 2016

Building destroyed after fire at Wiser WEEE site


A fire at Wiser Recycling’s waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) processing facility on the Caxton Road industrial unit in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, has caused major damage to a buidling on the site. The facility, ...

2 September 2016

Lead acid battery recycling falls but target concerns remain


The proportion of lead acid batteries collected to meet battery recycling targets has fallen, figures for the first half of 2016 published this week (31 August) suggest. However, collections of ‘other’ batteries – such as ...

8 June 2016

WasteCare buys out Veolia share of BatteryBack


The WasteCare Group has announced that it has purchased Veolia’s shareholding in BatteryBack plc making it a wholly-owned subsidiary of the group. And, BatteryBack has also unveiled plans to grow its battery collection activities in the ...

24 March 2016

WEEE & ELV policy transfers from BIS to Defra


Business Secretary Sajid Javid and Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss have agreed that the Environmental Regulation team will transfer from BIS to Defra, under changes that will come into effect on 1 April. The ...

3 March 2016

Lead acid battery collections decline ahead of ‘portable’ shift


The volume of lead acid batteries collected by battery compliance schemes in the final months of 2015  declined compared to previous quarters, ahead of a change in rules over which batteries can be classed as ‘portable’.

4 January 2016

New definition for portable batteries in effect


Changes to the way that manufacturers and recyclers classify portable batteries have been brought into effect which see waste batteries weighing more than 4kg no longer classed as ‘portable’. The introduction of the 4kg ...

4 December 2015

Fire hits WasteCare storage building in Elland


West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue brought a fire at a WasteCare battery storage building in Elland near Leeds under control in the early hours of this morning (4 December 2015). One fire engine remains on site now (10.30 am) as ...

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