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News round-up 10/2

EMR third Sheffield scrap yard; West Suffolk shared operational hub; MRWA £110,000 to community recycling; KELP reaches 100 unemployed Londoners

EMR opens third scrap metal recycling facility in Sheffield

European Metal Recycling has opened its third scrap metal recycling depot in Sheffield to provide a more convenient location for customers in South Sheffield and Chesterfield. 

Situated at the former Sita location on Holbrook Industrial Estate, EMR’s newest facility buys all grades of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal including iron, steel, copper, brass, aluminium, lead, scrap cars, boilers, and farm scrap. 

EMR also runs depots on East Coast Road in Attercliffe and Herries Road South in Hillsborough.

Press Release

Shared operational hub plans for West Suffolk waste

Cabinet members in West Suffolk are being asked to agree to take the next step in the process that could see three councils’ recycling, waste transfer and depot operations all working from one site at Hollow Road Farm on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds.

The proposal is part of a business case looking at the financial and other benefits of the councils Forest Heath District and St Edmundsbury Borough working with Suffolk County Council on a new West Suffolk Operational Hub.

The innovative approach includes inviting other public sector organisations that have fleets of vehicles, with all the associated costs such as maintenance and fuel, to join the partnership and make it even more cost effective.

Press Release

MRWA offers £110,000 to community recycling schemes

Merseyside Waste and Recycling Authority (MRWA) is offering a share of a £110,000 community fund for the eight best schemes across Merseyside and Halton.

Applicants have three weeks to register interest in the funding and must prove how they will reduce, reuse or recycle household waste, cut carbon emissions and deliver job and volunteering opportunities and other benefits.

Press Release

Powerday and KELP initiative for young unemployed reaches 100

Kotuku and Powerday’s Kotuku Environment Labour Project (KELP) had its 100th young unemployed Londoner start their two week training course with a view to joining the industry (photo above).

The scheme equips candidates with basic skills and qualifications and matches them with work opportunities in the construction and waste industries.

It expects to achieve the successful placement of all the current trainees, taking the number in full time employment to over 90.

Set up by Andrew Pears, managing director of environmental consultancy Kotuku, KELP received Lottery funding for a pilot scheme in July 2012.

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