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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 (


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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...

14 November 2019

Drop in German demand leads to new wood markets


Geminor has announced that it has completed the “first ever” shipment of crushed waste wood from Denmark to Latvia as it seeks alternative markets due to a “sudden halt in German demand”. The Norwegian-owned waste fuel ...

4 November 2019

‘A need for waste wood rules and standards’


OPINION: 'To recycle or not to recycle – that’s the question': Replacing fresh wood with waste wood is a growing trend which is meeting political ambition in Europe. However, the full potential of material recycling is far from achieved, ...

9 October 2019

Eco Sustainable to invest over £2m in operations


Dorset-based recycler Eco Sustainable Solutions is set to invest over £2 million in their operations before the end of 2019. In the past year the company reports expenditure of £1.3 million on new equipment for its work, ...