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Issue : 9 January 2009

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  • More communal waste bins for Brighton & HoveSubscription

    News9 January, 2009

    Communal bins will be delivered to 500 streets across Brighton & Hove from next week, specifically to areas with large numbers of flats and bedsits. The roll out follows successful use of 188 communal bins by the council, which have been in place in 49 streets since 2004. Houses with limited outside space for a wheelie bin ...

  • Waste company fined for "avoidable" deathSubscription

    News9 January, 2009

    A Yorkshire waste management company has been prosecuted and fined £75,000 following the avoidable death of an 18-year-old employee.The man, employed by Associated Waste Management of Brighouse, West Yorkshire, died at the companys waste management depot in Shipley. He was struck and killed by a reversing skip loader lorry while working in the yards tipping area. The vehicle had reversed without the assistance of visual aids, audible warning ...

  • Scotlands first recycling vending machine benefits bus usersSubscription

    News9 January, 2009

    Cheaper bus travel is on offer to users of Scotlands first reverse vendingrecycling scheme, launched by bus company Stagecoach and Aberdeenshire Council.Commuters can collect a Stagecoach green point for every drinks cans or plastic bottle they recycle using the machine. These points can be redeemed for discounted bus travel and other offers. A total of 50 green points entitles the holder to ...

  • Breyer Group signs wood recycling deal with social enterprise NCWRPSubscription

    News9 January, 2009

    Brighton-based social enterprise, the National Community Wood Recycling Project (NCWRP) has finalised a deal with construction firm, the Breyer Group, which is set to give real boost to the community wood recycling sector.The deal guarantees the Breyer Group a fixed price for wood collections from any of their construction sites that are within the collection area of an N

  • Small skip operators expected to go bust in 2009Subscription

    News9 January, 2009

    Many small skip operators will go bust this year, according to the director of a London-based rubbish removal company.Anyjunk.co.uk managing director Jason Mohr told MRW that 2009 is likely to be a very tough year for skip hire companies.He said: Skip companies face falling demand and rising costs. Demand is down due to the slowdown in construction, shop fits and household improvements and disposal costs look set ...

  • Yorkshire planning approval for bottom ash recycler Subscription

    News8 January, 2009

    Yorkshire recycling park Beeley Woodhas gained planning permission for a bottom ash recycling facility to be built onsite.A facility, with the capacity to process about 52,000 tonnes of bottom ash into marketable ferrous and non-ferrous metals as well as aggregates for use in the construction industry, will be built by Ballast Phoenix.

  • Recycling firms could get £650m from European Investment BankSubscription

    News8 January, 2009

    Small waste and recycling companies could benefit from a £650 million pot from the European Investment Bank (EIB), the lending bank of Europe, to help beat the credit crunch this year.At a time where small businesses are falling prey to the economic downturn, the EIB signed three new loans for small-and-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) before Christmas totalling £650m. Three banks, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), ...

  • Mayor of London calls for businesses to go greenSubscription

    News8 January, 2009

    Large businesses and public sector organisations are being urged to tackle their waste and increase recycling to save money in the economic downturn, as part of the Mayor of Londons initiative Green500.Green500 is a carbon mentoring scheme initiated by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, aimed at large organisations to reduce their carbon emissions.

  • Reduced landfill saves council £2.1m Subscription

    News8 January, 2009

    Cheshire County Council has saved £2.1 million by reducing the waste it sends to landfill. The council has been able to free-up the cash due to a forecast 20 per cent reduction in landfill use, equalling about 50,000 tonnes.There has been a significant fall in the amount of rubbish we are having to landfill, said the councils Environment Executive Member Andrew Needham.This reduction compared to last ...

  • MWDA HWRC entrance improvement could boost recycling Subscription

    News8 January, 2009

    Site access changes at the Bidston recycling facility in Merseyside, costing £100,000, will begin next week (12 January).Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority, which manages the site, hopes the changes will give recycling rates a boost by providing greater working efficiency.A second access point will be built by an MWDA appointed contractor to create separate entry and exit roads from Wallasey Bridge Road.

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