News Thursday 16 August 2018
16 August 2018

Fire ongoing at Recresco’s Cheshire site

A fire which started two days ago at a recycling plant operated by Recresco in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, is ongoing and could take days to extinguish. It started at around midday on Tuesday (14 August), involving about “600-700 tonnes of recycling paper and plastic” in two separate warehouses on site, according to ...

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Mat Prosser 16 August 2018

Collaborating on quality


DS Smith Recycling (UK) managing director, Mat Prosser, explains to Steve Eminton how a collaborative approach to quality in fibre supply is paramount. For Mat Prosser, managing director of DS Smith Recycling (UK), the need to ...

16 August 2018

EMR ‘must sell’ five sites, rules competition authority


The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has ruled that global metals recycling company EMR must sell five of the UK sites it owns as part of a recent acquisition, to avoid creating a “worse deal for consumers”. The CMA...

15 August 2018

Blaze hits JWS waste site in Salford


The Greater Manchester Fire Service has confirmed that police and ambulance crews attended a fire last night (August 14) at a site owned by JWS Waste and Recycling in Salford. However, the company has since said it is ...

15 August 2018

Cups and cartons HWRC pilot launches in Cornwall


Cornwall council and ACE UK have launched a pilot to offer collection points for cartons and paper cups at seven of Cornwall’s household waste recycling centres (HWRCs). Residents are being urged to take their empty food and ...

15 August 2018

EU State Aid case sought over commercial collections


EXCLUSIVE: Max Recycle has reported Durham county council to the European Commission for allegedly breaching state aid rules with regards to commercial waste collections. The complaint was filed earlier this month and accused the ...

14 August 2018

Kent extends recyclables contract with Viridor


Viridor is set to continue its recycling partnership with Kent county council following agreement on a 24-month contract extension through to July 2020. The processing and selling of kerbside recycling contract, which has been ...

14 August 2018

Helistrat signs waste deal with Bestway Retail


Helistrat has been awarded a three year contract worth an estimated £700,000 for the management of waste and recycling at over 200 Central Convenience and Bargain Booze stores across the UK. The Portsmouth-based waste ...

14 August 2018

‘Unique opportunity’ for sector at Fire Conference


More than 250 people are set to attend the Fire Conference later this year, which will see a range of key decision makers in the sector share best practice for fire prevention in the waste industry. Taking place on 7 November...

14 August 2018

Hampshire drops glass tender over DRS ‘concerns’


Hampshire county council has abandoned its procurement of a glass processing contract due to “uncertainty” over the impacts that a deposit return scheme (DRS) could have on council collections. Earlier this year, Hampshire ...

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