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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.


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Director to pay £33,000 for waste site permit breach


The director of a waste firm which went into liquidation in 2013 has been ordered to pay £33,000 in fines and costs after having pleaded guilty to breaching an environmental permit for the operation of a site in Bedfordshire. ...

Boomeco's dockside operations at Avonmouth, near Bristol 5 January 2016

Veolia snaps up wood and RDF firm Boomeco


EXCLUSIVE: Veolia has added to its local authority and RDF activities with the acquisition of waste wood and RDF company Boomeco Ltd. Veolia bought the Gloucestershire-based business on the same day that it was placed into ...

Swansea map (1) 23 December 2015

Griffiths awarded £1.4m Swansea waste wood contract


Griffiths Waste Management Ltd has been awarded a £1.4 million contract to recycle waste wood collected at Swansea city and county council’s five household waste recycling centres (HWRCs). Under the three-year deal, which ...

Groundbreaking 17 December 2015

Construction of Port Clarence biomass plant begins


Construction of a £160 million biomass plant in Teesside has started this week, which is expected to become a major outlet for waste wood in the North East of England. The Port Clarence Renewable Energy Plant, owned by UK ...

Artist's impression of the Templeborough Biomass Plant set to open in Rotherham 16 December 2015

Saxlund secures Templeborough biomass system deal


Energy technology provider Saxlund International has secured a €4 million (£2.9 million) deal to design and install the waste wood fuel handling system for the Templeborough biomass plant in Rotherham, the company announced today.

The operator is working with various government bodies to tack an ongoing fire at its site 7 December 2015

NRW action over fire at wood recycling site


Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is working with recycling company South Wales Wood Recycling Ltd to tackle an ongoing fire at its Newport Dock facility. Fires occurred in mid-November after a number of hotspots within the 18-20,...

The Sonae Industria plant in Knowsley, which closed its gates in 2012 7 December 2015

Firms fined over ‘horrific’ conveyor deaths


A fatal incident at a Merseyside woodchip factory – described by one HSE inspector as his “most horrific case” – has seen two firms ordered to pay combined costs of £624,000. Portuguese-owned Sonae Industria (UK) Ltd and ...

Pollington fire tests 3 December 2015

WRA hails completion of latest wood stack fire tests


The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has welcomed the completion of the latest round of waste wood stack fire tests in Yorkshire after several delays and setbacks. The tests are aimed at reducing the number and impact of fires ...

Wood_Stack 1 December 2015

EA proposes stricter wood and WEEE fire regulations


Tighter restrictions on maximum stack sizes for waste wood and separation distances for WEEE piles have been set out in updated Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) guidance by the Environment Agency. Published as part of a three-month...

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