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1 April 2019

Waste industry looks to tackle Lithium-Ion battery fires

Sector-led guidance is being drafted to assist waste management companies in handling lithium ion batteries to prevent fires at waste sites. Both the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and the AATF (Approved Authorised ...


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8 May 2017

HSE urges public to use battery recycling points


Members of the public have been urged by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to use recycling points for disposing of batteries. The call to use recycling points comes in the wake of fires in household waste and recycling ...

4 May 2017

Warrington in battery warning after RCV fire


Warrington borough council has urged residents not to dispose of batteries through its kerbside recycling service, after a collection vehicle was damaged when a lamp battery caught fire last month. Cheshire Fire and Rescue ...

6 April 2017

Recharging battery recycling regulations


Robbie Staniforth, commercial manager at compliance specialist Ecosurety discusses efforts to meet battery recycling targets. It was the biggest non-secret in the waste and recycling industry when it was announced last ...

21 March 2017

Battery causes explosion in waste truck


East Northamptonshire council is pleading with residents to take more care when disposing of batteries following an explosion and fire in the back of a waste collection truck. Collection crews reported an explosion that rocked the...

17 March 2017

‘Underperforming’ UK falls short of battery collection target


The UK’s battery recycling sector has fallen short of its 45% recycling target for 2016, provisional figures published by the Environment Agency this month suggest. The figures also indicate that much of the target has been met ...

23 December 2016

Four day week among Christmas service options


The adoption of all-year round four day week-collection services has been highlighted as a way to help ensure that there is reduced distruption to household collections over the Christmas period. But, reflecting the diverse ...

6 September 2016

Building destroyed after fire at Wiser WEEE site


A fire at Wiser Recycling’s waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) processing facility on the Caxton Road industrial unit in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, has caused major damage to a buidling on the site. The facility, ...

2 September 2016

Lead acid battery recycling falls but target concerns remain


The proportion of lead acid batteries collected to meet battery recycling targets has fallen, figures for the first half of 2016 published this week (31 August) suggest. However, collections of ‘other’ batteries – such as ...

8 June 2016

WasteCare buys out Veolia share of BatteryBack


The WasteCare Group has announced that it has purchased Veolia’s shareholding in BatteryBack plc making it a wholly-owned subsidiary of the group. And, BatteryBack has also unveiled plans to grow its battery collection activities in the ...

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