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Fire burns for third day at Countrystyle’s Ridham Docks site

A fire that broke out on Saturday morning (1 October) at Countrystyle’s waste wood site at Ridham Docks remains alight, the Kent Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed. [caption id="attachment_113073" align="alignright" width="...


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Picture courtesy of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service 26 September 2016

Bridgend waste wood fire ‘extinguished’


A major fire at a waste wood recycling yard in Bridgend has been extinguished around five days after the blaze first broke out, the company running the site has said. Fire crews were called to the site at...

Picture courtesy of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service 20 September 2016

Fire crews continue to tackle South Wales Wood Recycling blaze


Fire crews from South Wales Fire and Rescue are continuing to tackle a blaze at a wood recycling yard in Bridgend, operated by South Wales Wood Recycling Ltd, more than 36 hours after the blaze first broke out. The site at Locks ...

The Widnes biomass facility is expected to be commercially operational by April 2017 19 September 2016

Widnes waste wood biomass plant to begin testing


Testing is to begin on a 147,000 tonnes-per-year capacity waste wood biomass facility in the North West of England from next month, with the plant due to be operational by April 2017, developers have revealed.

julia-turner-cover 9 September 2016

Julia Turner to run Wood Recyclers Association


The Wood Recyclers Association (WRA) has appointed Julia Turner as its new executive director from October this year. Mrs Turner joins the association from the WRAP charity where she has worked for 12 years in a variety of ...

An artists' impression of the proposed Hull biomass plant 7 September 2016

Probio Energy wins 170,000tpa biomass contract


Probio Energy is to supply up to 170,000 tonnes of waste wood per year to GB Bio Ltd’s biomass plant in Hull – in a “game changing” contract award for the North East-based business. The 10-year deal will see the Probio ...

Countrystyle has won contracts with Norse Medway and Canterbury Christ Church University 2 September 2016

Countrystyle awarded £1.8m Kent waste contracts


Countrystyle Recycling has announced the award of waste contracts worth £1.8 million across Kent, alongside completing work to test fire safety at one of its sites in the county. The contracts include a three-year deal worth ...

Mr McCabe was 24 August 2016

Sussex man jailed for dumping waste wood


A waste criminal who went on the run after illegally stockpiling over 1,200 tonnes of waste wood on an industrial estate in Uckfield, East Sussex has been jailed for 12 months. Tom McCabe, 32, from Worthing, West Sussex, was ...

cereal boxes 4 August 2016

WRAP revises paper and wood packaging forecasts


Long-awaited estimates for the amount of paper and wood packaging likely to be recycled by 2020 have been published by WRAP today (4 August). The Wood Flow and Paper & Card Flow reports, which have been delivered in ...

The Environment Agency has released its latest guidance on how to best avoid waste fires Picture: Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service 29 July 2016

WRA blasts ‘restrictive’ revised fire guidance


Fire prevention guidance for waste operators released by the Environment Agency today has been branded ‘extremely disappointing’ by the Wood Recyclers Association. The Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) guidance is an update on ...

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