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News round-up 1/9

Cardiff extends Casepak deal; Eunomia unveils TEEP support service; CSG expands waste fleet; Louth recycling fire

Cardiff extends Casepak deal

Cardiff County Council (CCC) has extended its waste processing contract with Casepak by a year, with an option to extend it by another one. Under the new contract, Casepak will process 7,000 tonnes of loose recyclabe materials and 5,000 tonnes of baled materials annually. 

All materials will be collected through CCC’s kerbside collection service and will be sent to Casepak’s materials recycling facility in Leicester, where they will be sorted into separate waste streams and subsequently supplied to reprocessors. 

Ben Maizey, contracts manager at CCC, said: “We have decided to extend our contract with Casepak as they offer the best value in price and service. Previous experience working with Casepak proved they are able to provide invaluable reporting and support in improving our services.” 

Casepak has worked with CCC for the past three years.

Press Release

Eunomia unveils TEEP support service

Eunomia has launched a new service that offers support to authorities looking to understand the implications of the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 for their waste collection services.

From 1 January 2015, all waste collectors in England and Wales are required to collect four materials – glass, metal, paper, and plastic – separately where it is “necessary, technically, economically and environmentally practicable” (TEEP) to do so.

Carlos Novoth, public space manager at Stroud District Council said: “Stroud asked Eunomia to review our compliance with the waste regulations, and I’m impressed with how quickly and thoroughly they’ve carried it out. The expert advice they’ve given is reassuring and I feel confident relying on it as we plan for the future.”

Press Release

CSG expands waste fleet

Hampshire-based waste management company Cleansing Service Group (CSG) is to spend more than £10m over the next seven years as part of its tanker fleet replacement programme.

Over 100 of the company’s fleet are specialist waste road tankers and in the next two months the first 15 vehicles in the programme are due be delivered.

CSG industrial business manager Lee Oswald said: “The huge volumes of domestic sewage and industrial oil/water mixtures we deal with means we have always operated one of the UK’s largest fleet of specialist liquid waste road tankers. By the end of the replacement programme it will also be one of the most modern and environmentally friendly tanker fleets in the UK.”

Press Release

Louth recycling fire

Firecrews from across Lincolnshire are tackling a blaze at GBM Waste Management’s facility in Louth.

Local paper Louth Leader reports the building contained a baler and various plant machinery, and the cause of the fire has not been determined yet.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue tweeted that there was “severe damage by fire to 100% of the building”.

Louth Leader

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