Vehicles & Plant Thursday 28 May 2020
14 May 2020

News in brief (14/05/20)

With news on: Bmi announces smart trailer; Bunting launches ElectroStatic Separator; Tana releases landfill compactor models; Yotta’s waste solution rolled out in Netherlands


With the latest news on vehicles, plant and technology developments. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items


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...

6 March 2020

Celebrating International Women’s Day


OPINION: To mark International Women's Day on 8 March, Emma Elston MBE, founder and chief executive of container refurbishment and repair firm, UK Container Maintenance (UKCM) – in her role as a director of the Women of the Year Awards – ...

6 March 2020

West Dunbartonshire pioneers ‘controlled stop’ for RCVs


West Dunbartonshire has introduce what is seen as innovative safety technology allowing its refuse collection vehicles to be brought to a controlled stop in an emergency situation. The authority, which has a population of 89,...

5 March 2020

Suez applies for £2 million street sweepings plant


Suez has submitted an application to the Environment Agency to develop a street sweepings recycling facility capable of processing up to 50,000 tonnes annually in Ashton-under-Lyne, near Manchester. The facility is expected to ...

4 March 2020

Fire out at Viridor HWRC after 37 hours


A fire at Viridor’s household waste and recycling centre in Westhampnett, near Chichester, has been put out by the West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service after 37 hours.  The blaze broke out at 6pm on Monday (2 March) and was ...

27 February 2020

Jayplas commits to UK with £10m film plant


Jayplas has asserted its commitment to recycling in the UK in the wake of opening a "state-of-the-art" plastic film sorting facility near Birmingham. The £10 million plant is located at the plastic recycling company’s site at ...

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