Vehicles & Plant Wednesday 8 April 2020
7 April 2020

Recycling Technologies temporarily closes Swindon plant

Swindon-based company Recycling Technologies has announced that in light of the coronavirus pandemic it is to close its demonstration-scale plant at its Cheney Manor site temporarily. The company says that, during the plant’s ...

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7 April 2020

Stericycle submits plans for Telford plant

 

Clinical waste specialist Stericycle has applied for a permit to develop a healthcare waste treatment plant and transfer station at Stafford Park in Telford. With the capacity to treat 17,500 tonnes of hazardous waste and 7,300 ...

6 April 2020

Edinburgh reduces RCV crew size

 

The number of crew members allowed in the cabs of refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) is to be reduced from three to two in Edinburgh during the coronavirus pandemic. Other local authorities across the UK, including Derby (see below) are also ...

1 April 2020

Wheelabrator plans West Midlands EfW

 

UK investment and asset management company Low Carbon has announced plans to build a 

19 March 2020

JCB halts UK manufacturing

 

JCB has halted production at all of its UK manufacturing plants as a result of disruption from the coronavirus pandemic. This will be effective until the end of next week at its manufacturing plants in Staffordshire, Derbyshire ...

18 March 2020

Veolia’s Leeds EfW begins supplying heat

 

Veolia’s energy from waste (EfW) plant in Leeds has begun supplying ‘low carbon heat’ to 1,983 nearby council homes. Operated by Veolia on behalf of Leeds city council and officially opened in November 2016 by the Duke of ...

17 March 2020

Judge discharges driver fatality jury

 

The jury has been discharged in the case of a refuse company charged after the death of the driver of a refuse collection vehicle who was dragged under a lorry in Watford. Peter Coleman, 54, was working alone at the Woodside ...

16 March 2020

Islington looks to electrify fleet

 

Islington council has ordered two fully electric refuse collection vehicles from manufacturer Dennis Eagle for an undisclosed amount as it moves towards electrifying its fleet. Due to arrive in October and December 2020, the 26-...

12 March 2020

Equipment news round-up (12/03/20)

 

With news on: partnership established between CDE and Molson Washing; Coveya Ltd launches swan neck conveyor; ZHD Stevedores acquires Bobcat skid-steer loaders; and, process for recycling lithium batteries developed.

10 March 2020

Viridor and Grundon consult on Ford EfW changes

 

Viridor and Grundon Waste Management have launched a public consultation on proposals for a 275,000 tonne per year capacity energy from waste (EfW) plant at Ford, West Sussex. The facility is proposed for the Grundon-owned ‘Ford...