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23 June 2017

‘Horrific’ deaths prompt HSE machinery warning

Recent incidents resulting in the deaths of two workers within the waste and recycling sector have prompted the Health and Safety Executive to issue a strong reminder about the need to take note of machinery guidance. Describing ...

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12 June 2017

NI firm Transco Waste fined over waste offences

 

Northern Ireland waste management company Transco Waste Ltd, its manager Vivian Devlin and landowner Paul Devlin have been fined a total of £8,000 at Newry Crown Court for a series of fuel laundering waste offences, the Department of ...

9 June 2017

Suez fined after burns incident

 

Waste management company Suez has been fined after a member of staff received severe burns to his upper body and face, in an incident at its energy from waste facility in Billingham in 2014. On Wednesday (7 June) the company was ...

9 June 2017

Carlisle council to introduce ‘improved’ recycling service

 

Carlisle city council is set to introduce its ‘new and improved’ refuse and recycling service next week (12 June). The council is extending its kerbside recycling service to more properties and has asked residents to change ...

8 June 2017

Mansfield residents warned against buying cheap bins

 

Mansfield district council has warned residents to only buy wheeled bins from the authority after a number of “near misses” involving lifting equipment. According to the council some householders are buying lower price wheeled...

6 June 2017

BSI launches circular economy standard

 

The standards company BSI, has launched a new standard for the circular economy, BS 8001:2017 in the face of competing demand for world resources. Called a “Framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy in ...

6 June 2017

Recycling-linked candidates set for polling day

 

With just days to go before the General Election, while the environment is low down on the national agenda, several candidates with links to recycling will be on the ballot papers. The current DEFRA minister, Therese Coffey, who ...

5 June 2017

Birmingham refuse workers vote on strike

 

Birmingham city council has said it is disappointed by a vote being carried out by its refuse collection workers on strike action, following an accusation  by the union of "financial mismanagement" by the council. Trade union ...

5 June 2017

Waste Industry Group publishes misclassification guide

 

The Waste Industry Group has published an “easy to use” guide on common misconceptions in waste classification and how to avoid them. The group said “Misclassification of Waste- and how to avoid it” is aimed at waste ...

5 June 2017

Eastern councils rising to ‘efficiency challenge’

 

Councils in the East of England are broadly 'rising to the challenge' of delivering efficient waste services in the face of tighter budgets, suggests a report by the Local Partnerships organisation. Local Partnerships is a joint ...

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