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4 May 2021

Waste wood exports see further fall in 2020

Exports of waste wood from the UK continued to plummet in 2020, according to the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) annual survey, as tonnages moved into the domestic biomass market. The latest WRA survey results, released this ...


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22 April 2021

BEIS assesses biomass role in net-zero targets


The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published a call for evidence looking into the “role of biomass in achieving net zero”. In the document, BEIS says it is seeking information for ...

20 April 2021

Prime Biomass – ‘The other side of the story’


letsrecycle.com reported earlier this month on the sentence of two Directors of Prime Biomass Ltd - 'Prime Biomass ...

16 April 2021

Waste wood gate fees rising, recyclers say


Gate fees paid to tip waste wood are beginning to rise, recyclers have reported, but largely for lower grade material. This has been put down to the fact that there is an "abundance" of wood from sources such as household waste ...

13 April 2021

Draft EA hazardous waste wood guidance welcomed


Draft proposals from the Environment Agency as part of its hazardous waste wood classification project no longer require the separation of fence posts and decking at household waste and recycling centre (HWRCS). In an update...

6 April 2021

Prime Biomass directors sentenced and fined


Two of Prime Biomass Ltd’s directors were sentenced in the Old Bailey last week for operating an illegal waste wood operation in Essex, the Environment Agency has noted. According to the Agency, 59-year-old Mehmet Mustafa of ...

4 February 2021

Jury discharged in Bosley Mill explosion trial


The jurors in the trial of the Bosley Mill owner charged with the manslaughter of four workers who died in an explosion have been discharged. A spokesman from Chester crown court said there has been “personal issues” ...

27 January 2021

Trial begins over fatal 2015 explosion at Bosley mill


The trial of a director and two mill managers of Wood Treatment Ltd began at Chester Nightingale Court yesterday (26 January). Company director George Boden, 64, of Stockport, has denied four counts of gross negligence ...

18 January 2021

‘Alternative measures’ cited for fire prevention


The Environment Agency has “revised and updated” its fire prevention plans (FPP) guidance for waste sites, providing case study examples of alternative measures proposed by operators. First released in July 2016 (see

6 January 2021

Agency extends waste wood RPS


The Environment Agency has extended regulatory position statement (RPS) 207, which allows recyclers to continue current methods for handling potentially hazardous wood, to 31 July 2021.  In an announcement on 4 January, the ...