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News round-up 10/12

Pensioner dies after SITA UK lorry collision; New £1m recycling centre for Lincolnshire; Council investigates 1km fly-tipping site; New system for vehicle recyclers

Pensioner dies after Sita UK lorry collision

Sita UK is working with Essex Police and the Health and Safety Executive after an 87-year-old woman was knocked down by one of its recycling lorries.

The woman, Edie Allen of Hullbridge, died from her injuries following the collision on 4 November.

Sita has not confirmed local reports that three men operating the vehicle had left the company.

Southend Standard

New £1m recycling centre for Lincolnshire

The development of a £1m household waste recycling centre has begun in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

Constructed by contractor G F Tomlinson for Lincolnshire County Council, the new site will replace existing provision which is not owned or operated by the local authority.

The council’s projects development team leader Mike Reed said the development was necessary to respond to the needs of the area’s growing population. It is due to be completed in April 2015.

Gainsborough Standard

Council investigates 1km fly-tipping site

A 1km-long trail of illegal waste in Purfleet, Essex could have been created by vanloads of waste being dumped by drivers from East London, Thurrock Council’s chief executive has suggested.

Graham Farrant told the Maldon Standard the rubbish was mainly builders’ waste, but council workers had discovered paperwork with names and address.

“We will be approaching these people and inviting them in for interviews, probably under caution,” he said. “Everyone has a duty to ensure that their own waste is disposed of in the right way.”

The council expects to spend £1m clearing up the waste.

Maldon Standard

New system to help vehicle recyclers meet target

Scrap car network Remove My Car has introduced new technology to help clients meet increased end-of-life vehicle recycling targets for next year.

From 2015, authorised treatment facilities will be expected to recycle 95% of vehicles up from the current rate of 85%.

Remove My Car offers machinery that can calculate shredder residue and post shredder evidence to help it meet the target.

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