Wood contract extended; Headphones recycling; Hazardous waste warning; Recycling incentives
‘UK’s largest’ wood recycling contract extended
Manchester-based Hadfield Wood Recyclers has secured a five-year extension to what it claims to be the “UK’s largest wood recycling contract”.
As part of the contract Hadfield will continue to recycle around 35,000 tonnes of wood a year from Viridor’s network of 20 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) around Greater Manchester.
Hadfield has been operating the contract since 2004, with the amount of wood recycled increasing from 7,000 tonnes a year to the current 35,000 tonnes.
Headphone recycling initiative launched
Headphone manufacturer Urbanz has launched a campaign to recycle end-of-life headphones.
Through the online platform RecycleYourHeadphones.com, it invites people to post their headphones to a UK address in return for a discount on a new pair.
Urbanz will donate 10% of all sales to Greenpeace.
Fire prompts hazardous waste warning
A fire at a Merseyside recycling centre has prompted a warning to householders who want to dispose of hazardous chemicals.
The fire occurred at Clatterbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre on the Wirral. During the process of putting the fire out a number of bottles of chemicals were discovered including sodium cyanide and formic acid.
Carl Beer, chief executive at the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority, warned the public of the danger of improperly disposing of chemicals and urged anyone in need to contact the authority.
Recycling to support community fund
Councillors in Brighton and Hove have approved a recycling incentive scheme that will reward communities for recycling.
As part of the scheme about £15 per tonne of recycling materials would be put into a community fund.
The money would then be split into grants – ranging from about £1,000 to £5,000 – that community groups could bid for at the end of the year.