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News round-up 12/8

South Wales fire; EA removes 100,000 tyres; Three mobile recycling deal; Gypsum protocols updated

South Wales recycling plant fire

More than 30 firefighters have spent three hours tackling a blaze at a South Wales recycling plant.

South Wales Fire and Rescue head of control Jennie Griffiths said the cause was accidental.

She said 50 cu m of waste had been isolated and extinguished with two jets used from an aerial ladder.

Wales Online

EA removes 100,000 tyres

The Environment Agency has removed 100,000 waste tyres from a farm near Boston in Lincolnshire (pictured).

Land, part of which was leased by an abandoned tyre operation at Holme Farm near Kirton Holme, was sold, with the responsibility and cost of disposing the tyres falling to the new owner.

The Environment Agency advised to ensure that the disposal of the tyres was in accordance with regulations.

Environment Agency

Three signs mobile recycling deal with Redeem

Mobile-recycling firm Redeem is set to provide support for the Three network’s trade-in programme.

The company will provide a dedicated trade-in website, a call centre support system, and in-store training for its staff.

Three customers will be able to trade in their devices by visiting, where they will receive a quote.

Mobile News

Gypsum waste protocols updated

The Environment Agency has updated the protocols on recovered and recycled gypsum from waste plasterboard.

The material is no longer subject to waste controls when:

  • it has been stored and processed correctly, meeting all the conditions of the British Standard Institution’s Publicly Available Specification for recycled gypsum from waste plasterboard
  • it needs no further treatment before its intended use as a raw material for construction products like plasterboard and coving, or cement
  • it meets any extra specifications requested by a customer


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