Metals Saturday 30 April 2016
Waste at Ward's Hallam Fields site posed a fire risk 22 April 2016

Ward Recycling fined for Derbyshire breaches

Donald Ward Limited, trading as Ward Recycling has been fined £270,000 plus costs for environmental breaches described by the Environment Agency as “serious and persistent”, at two sites in Derbyshire. [caption id="...


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WasteCare Group has announced the acquisition of the Avonmouth IBC facility from Greif UK 15 April 2016

WasteCare acquires Avonmouth steel drum plant


A hazardous waste treatment plant capable of processing over 2,000 steel drums per day has been acquired by WasteCare Group’s industrial packaging division. PackCare has purchased the Avonmouth facility from Greif UK Ltd, a ...

Defra resources minister Rory Stewart (photo: Amy Burns) 13 April 2016

Stewart ‘uncertain’ on deposit return schemes


Defra’s minister for waste and resources Rory Stewart has admitted to ‘uncertainties’ over the benefit of deposit return schemes, after it was suggested that one could be introduced in England as part of the government’s litter ...

Seething, Norfolk 11 April 2016

Norfolk ELV site hit by ‘serious’ fire


Fire crews have tackled a ‘serious’ fire at a scrap yard and end of life vehicle (ELV) treatment site in Seething, Norfolk, which broke out late last night (10 April). Around 70 firefighters from Norfolk and Suffolk Fire and ...

Port Talbot: The future of the plant is under discussion with some favouring installation of an electric arc furnace 7 April 2016

Port Talbot electric arc furnace ‘would be boost for UK’


Development of an electric arc furnace at Tata Steel’s Port Talbot site could give the UK an opportunity to take a lead in scrap metal recycling and steel production, according to a top UK metals academic. The view that an ...

Firefighters battled the EMR blaze in Birmingham for three days (credit: West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service) 1 April 2016

EMR apologises for ‘accidental’ scrap blaze


An ‘accidental' fire at a Birmingham scrapyard which burnt for three days and involved 1,000 tonnes of mixed recyclable materials has been extinguished. European Metal Recycling (EMR) – which owns and operates the site off ...

Toyota Mirai 23 March 2016

ELV recyclers challenged over metal quality


The metal recycling industry needs to improve the quality of its raw scrap material to get better prices and to contribute more to the circular economy. This was the message on scrap quality to delegates at last week’s

CARS 2014 attracted over 75 exhibitors from around 25 countries 21 March 2016

Scrap markets on Metals Recycling Event agenda


The Conference programme for the upcoming CARS show and Metals Recycling Event has grown, with speakers to address issues including scrap export markets and the circular economy. CARS – the Complete Auto Recycling & ...

A WRAP campaign is expected to offer guidance on how bottle caps should be presented for recycling by householders 14 March 2016

‘Recycling Rules’ will seek to answer bottle cap question


A communications initiative aimed at clearing common areas of confusion around recyclable materials is expected to be unveiled by WRAP this summer – part of ongoing work to improve consistency of collections. Speaking at the ...

Defra resources minister (centre) holds up the North Sea Resources Roundabout deal alongside other signatories from France, Flanders and the Netherlands 7 March 2016

UK and North Sea countries agree bottom ash trade deal


EXCLUSIVE: An international voluntary agreement has been struck between the UK, France, Flanders and the Netherlands designed to stimulate international trading of secondary resources left over after waste incineration, such as incinerator ...

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