Wood Wednesday 1 April 2020
27 March 2020

‘Keep HWRCs open for wood supply’, WRA says

The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has called on the government to keep open household waste and recycling centres which take in waste wood to safeguard the supply of material for industry.  A number of ...


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26 March 2020

Virus prompts supply concerns for biomass plants


Closure of local authority recycling centres because of the coronavirus pandemic could hit the supply of waste wood to some UK biomass plants, according to some in the waste wood sector. The concerns about the potential impact...

21 February 2020

Brighton wood recycling project seeks new home


A Brighton-based recycling project faces being made homeless after being given until 31 March to leave its current premises. Brighton & Hove Wood Recycling Project has launched the Save Our Wood Store campaign as it seeks help...

31 January 2020

‘Only burn clean wood on bonfires’, says EA


People who burn waste at traditional events such as Guy Fawkes’ bonfires should not burn wood which has been painted or treated with preservatives, the Environment Agency has ruled. In a Regulatory Position Statement (

21 January 2020

Plevin & Sons fined £200,000 over 2014 fire


Wood recycling company R Plevin & Sons has been fined £200,000 and ordered to pay £30,000 prosecution costs following a fire lasting for 13 days at its Hazlehead facility in 2014. A statement yesterday, January 20, from the...

14 January 2020

Barry Biomass undergoing final tests


The much-delayed 86,000 tonnes per year capacity biomass facility in Barry is undergoing its final phase of testing with developers hoping for the plant to be fully operational later this year. First granted planning permission in...

10 January 2020

Director banned for exceeding wood storage limits


The director of a wood recycling company based in Walsall has been fined just £860 and ordered to pay costs of £14,000 after “storing nearly four times as much waste allowed by law.” According to a statement from the ...

8 January 2020

Agency updates low risk wood positions


The Environment Agency has updated its low risk waste positions (LRWPs) for waste wood, which set out its regulatory stance on certain operations in the sector. First published in August 2019, the LRWPs cover operations which the ...

8 January 2020

‘Potential crisis’ over demolition wood testing: WRA


The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has warned of a “potential crisis” – which could cost the demolition sector more than £100 million a year – if more waste wood samples are not submitted for hazardous testing.  The...

3 January 2020

‘Progress made’ in Port Clarence talks


The investment company behind the Port Clarence biomass project has said that progress has been made in finding a “positive outcome” for the 325,000 tonne-per-year capacity waste wood plant.   However, Glennmont Partners are...