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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. [caption id="attachment_112891" align="alignright" ...


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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 ...

Guidance is being drawn up in a bid to prevent fires at waste sites. (Picture: Essex Fire Service) 18 July 2016

Wood recyclers question EA storage flexibility


The Environment Agency could ‘seriously damage’ the wood recycling sector if it fails to clarify how new Fire Prevention Plan guidance will impact permits to store waste. This was the message from the Wood Recyclers ...

The biomass plant will be located on Bryn Lane in Wrexham 11 July 2016

Hadfield to supply Wrexham CHP biomass plant


Hadfield Wood Recyclers has won a contract to supply 45,000 tonnes of biomass fuel to a new wood-fuelled plant in Wrexham, North Wales. The £25 million pound combined heat and power (CHP) plant, to be based at Bryn Lane on ...

The sealed containers of ash are transported down river from the Belvedere plant to Tilbury 11 July 2016

News in brief (11/07/2016)


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Environment Agency photo of the fire at Plevin’s wood site in Hazlehead in June 30 June 2016

WRA calls for reconsideration on fire plan burn times


Proposed guidance which would limit the amount of time waste fires can be left to burn should be reconsidered, the Wood Recyclers Association (WRA) has claimed. The proposal was among those put ...

Image of the Marlow Farm site taken by Environment Agency officers 26 May 2016

Fines top £25,000 for illegal waste wood burning


Employees of an Ashford-based waste business have been fined a total of £25,419 for the illegal deposit and burning of waste wood at a site in Kent in 2012. Richard Monks, a director of Greenbox Recycling Kent Limited, was fined...

Guidance is being drawn up in a bid to prevent fires at waste sites. (Picture: Essex Fire Service) 23 May 2016

Director sentenced for Essex waste wood storage


A 26-year-old Essex man has received a suspended custodial sentence for running an illegal waste site which suffered a fire two days before it was due to be cleared. The site at Thoby Priory in Brentwood, Essex burned for two ...

Falbygden biomass plant in Sweden - Falbygens Energis produces 2.4 MWe CHP 8 April 2016

Waste wood market ‘less reliant on Sweden’


Amid concern over Environment Agency plans to impose stricter storage rules, wood recyclers are reporting a more stable spot market for lower grade material and slightly less reliance on biomass export. The waste wood market ...

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