Metals Tuesday 24 May 2016
Over 1 million tonnes of scrap metal passes through the Tilbury Docks site each year 13 May 2016

EMR renews lease for Tilbury Docks facility

European Metal Recycling (EMR) has signed a new 25-year lease with the Port of Tilbury to continue processing scrap at its Essex site. The Tilbury Docks facility is a key export hub for the metal recycler’s numerous London ...


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AMG Llanelli fire - pic from Mid & West Wales F&R cover 9 May 2016

Can recycler AMG hit by fire at Llanelli site


Scrap metal processor AMG Resources suffered a fire at the weekend at its Nevill’s Dock facility in Llanelli, Wales. The company is a major recipient of cans from local authorities and waste management companies and there is no ...

The illegal ELV site in Herefordshire 4 May 2016

Herefordshire man fined for illegal ELV site


A Herefordshire man who has pleaded guilty to a waste offence has been ordered to pay £5,400 at Hereford Magistrates’ Court. At the hearing on 22 April 2016, according to the Environment Agency, Miroslav Stoyanov pleaded ...

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. The metals ...

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

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