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


26 February 2020

Liverpool unveils ‘UK first’ CNG refuse trucks


VIDEO REPORT: Liverpool city council has unveiled what it describes as the UK’s first eco-friendly fleet of refuse vehicles. Powered by biomethane, a Compressed Natural Gas, the council said its 20 strong fleet – costing £3.4...

25 February 2020

Company fined after agency worker loses leg


A South London-based waste management company has been fined £140,000 after an agency worker struck by a moving excavator suffered an amputation of the lower leg. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the worker had...

24 February 2020

Body found in back of Biffa RCV


A man’s body has been found today (24 February) in the back of a Biffa refuse collection vehicle in Camberwell, south London. The vehicle is thought to have been collecting commercial waste from a yard and the circumstances ...

21 February 2020

Vital Energi to build Burton EfW plant


UK-based energy firm Vital Energi has announced plans to build a 169,000 tonnes per year capacity energy from waste plant near Burton-on-Trent. Through a process of gasification, the Drakelow Energy from Waste plant is due to ...

21 February 2020

Surrey Eco Park in final stages of testing


Suez UK said this week its Eco Park plant in Surrey is making "steady progress", with the final stages of testing for the anaerobic digestion (AD) facility and hot commissioning of the gasification facility currently underway. A ...

14 February 2020

National Refuse Championships seeks participants


The organisers of the National Refuse Championships have called for people in the recycling industry to sign up for this year’s event, and have emphasised their desire for more women to take part. Sponsored by City West ...

14 February 2020

Equipment news round-up (14/02/20)


With news on: Tomra equipment doubles council MRF capacity; Bollegraaf baler celebrates 40th year in operation;Grist turns to JCV for wheeled excavator; Lowmac expands fleet with ‘UK first’ A914 handler

11 February 2020

Lakeside EfW celebrates tenth anniversary


The Slough-based Lakeside Energy from Waste facility, run in collaboration by Grundon and Viridor, celebrated its tenth anniversary this week. With its operators assuming control in January 2010 (see

3 February 2020

Egbert Taylor appoints Molesworth as chairman


Waste industry specialist Mike Molesworth, has been appointed as chairman of Worcester container manufacturer, Egbert Taylor with effect from last month. Brendan Murphy, Egbert Taylor’s CEO, said that the appointment “...

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