Wood Wednesday 25 May 2016
Fire broke out at the Essex site in August 2014. (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 ...


With the latest news on issues affecting the wood recycling and reprocessing sector. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items.


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 ...

(L-R) Graeme Milne and Bill Griffiths have both departed Viridor in recent weeks 1 April 2016

Shake-up at Viridor sees two senior staff depart


Two senior staff members have departed Viridor as the waste management firm continues consolidating its UK recycling sites. Bill Griffiths is understood to be leaving his role as Viridor’s national ...

Fire officers have signed a memorandum with the Environment Agency which should help lead to better handling of fires in the waste and recycling sector. Photo: Kent Fire & Rescue Service) 24 March 2016

Stock rotation key to fire prevention, trials suggest


The way in which waste material is stored and how often stocks are rotated are key to reducing the risk of deep-seated fires at recycling sites, initial results from waste fire trials suggest. The early findings from industry ...

Wood recyclers are being urged to lobby local MPs over EA fire risk guidance 22 March 2016

Wood recyclers urged to lobby MPs over EA regulations


Waste wood operators are being urged to lobby their MPs over Environment Agency guidance on fire prevention regulations which their trade association argues is “not fit for purpose”. According to the Wood Recyclers’ ...

New appointments; (l-r): John Curtis, executive director for Flood & Coastal Risk Management; Sir James Bevan, and; Harvey Bradshaw is the new executive director for Environment & Business 16 March 2016

Appointments round-up (16/03/2016)


With news on; Environment Agency appointments; Augean announces new non-executive director; Plevin appoints group operations manager; WRA members retain Board positions, and; Dairy UK appointment

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

Hull waste wood biomass plant to open in 2017


A multi-million pound waste wood biomass energy plant is expected to be operational in Hull by March 2017, under plans announced on Friday (March 4) by the project’s developer HRS Energy. The 22MW facility at Tansterne will ...

Pollington fire tests 23 February 2016

Fire officers welcome fire tests


Fire officers have welcomed ongoing tests which have the support of the waste management and recycling sectors and say the work should lead to a “more rapid knock down” of fires. The results of the tests will feed into a ...

Wood pile 4 23 February 2016

Fire tests: Industry watching; wood sector concerned


Recycling site operators in various sectors currently have the opportunity to consider waste material storage guidelines proposed by the Environment Agency as part of a consultation on the Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) permit requirements set to...

The 1 February 2016

Two years’ prison for illegal waste site operator in Halifax


The owner of a Halifax skip hire firm has been jailed for two years for running an illegal waste site where treated waste wood was also being illegally burned. 65-year-old David Turner, of Farrar Mill Lane in Siddal, was ...

Give your opinion, ask questions and supply an answer.

Egger/timberpak Valpak 234x60 july 15 Powerday 234x120 21/11