Wood Friday 22 September 2017
22 August 2017

WRA calls for biomass boiler clarification

The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has called for clarification on what grades of wood are acceptable for small scale biomass boilers, after finding “inconsistencies” in guidance. The concerns surround potential ...

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5 September 2017

Agency seeks ‘correct classification’ of waste wood

 

The Environment Agency has moved to reassure wood recyclers that it is not proposing changes to the classification of waste wood, although it does want it “classified correctly”. And, responding to concerns that the waste ...

4 September 2017

Outcry over plan for ‘hazardous’ waste wood classification

 

Industry experts are meeting with the Environment Agency experts today (4 September) to discuss potentially “catastrophic” changes proposed for the classification of waste wood. The meeting follows a letter sent by the ...

9 August 2017

South Wales Wood owner in court over wood fire

 

THE owner of a recycling company has denied six charges in connection with a fire involving 20,000 tonnes of wood chippings at Alexandra Docks, in Newport, South Wales. The fire started in November 2015 and raged for two months, ...

10 July 2017

Wood recyclers launch new website

 

The trade body for the wood recycling sector, the Wood Recyclers Association, has launched a new website which includes a full directory of its members. The website,

7 June 2017

NWH buys DJ Laing’s wood recycling division

 

Scottish waste management firm NWH Group has bought the wood processing division of DJ Laing Recycling Solutions based in Petterden, Dundee. DJ Laing, one of the pioneers of wood recycling in Scotland in the early 1990s, sold its...

2 June 2017

Fire plan changes help Stobart gain Widnes permit

 

Adjustments to its fire prevention plan (FPP) have helped Stobart Biomass secure a permit for its 150,000 tonnes per annum waste wood processing plant at Widnes. The Environment Agency announced this week that it had approved a ...

24 May 2017

LSS invests in Liebherr loaders and telehandler

 

Leeds-based waste firm LSS Waste Management has completed a £400,000 investment in two Liebherr 550 loading shovels and a Liebherr TL441-7 telehandler to handle an increase in tonnages at its Cross Green facility. The new ...

17 May 2017

Obligation data offers clearer picture of 2017 packaging targets

 

Data published this week has confirmed that packaging recycling targets for 2017 look largely on course to be met by the end of the year, with performance in steel, paper and wood ahead of schedule. Obligation data which was made ...

12 May 2017

WRA and Agency to assess hazardous wood waste

 

The Wood Recyclers Association (WRA) and the Environment Agency are collaborating to assess the definition of ‘hazardous’ waste wood, following concerns over the use of lower grade material as biomass fuel. At present waste ...

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