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News round-up 14/8

Upturned lorry spews waste paper; Clarke’s Environmental expands; B&M wins university contract; Warwickshire awarded for recycling partnership

Upturned lorry spews waste paper

A huge articulated lorry has tipped over (pictured) on a major south London road, showering the carriageway with waste paper.

The lorry driver was taken to hospital with arm injuries after his 38-ton vehicle overturned in Purley Way, Croydon, just before 8am.

The incident occured near to a waste processing plant in Beddington Lane. Purley Way was shut between Beddington Farm Road and Ampere Way while police and firefighters cleared the detritus.

Evening Standard

Clarke’s Environmental expands

Asbestos removal specialist Clarke’s Environmental has expanded its business operations in Scotland with the acquisition of Angus Asbestos for an undisclosed sum.

The company has committed to retaining and supporting 12 staff at the Angus Asbestos plant in Hillington Park following the purchase. 

Launched in 2006, Clarke’s Environmental employs nine teams of asbestos removal experts, who are commissioned by clients including local authorities, demolition companies, police forces, and prisons.

Press release

B&M wins university contract

Liverpool John Moores University has appointed B&M Waste Services for its reuse, recycling and waste resource management service.

The waste company has secured a three-year contract to implement their services at the site.

B&M director Terry Milner said: “We are delighted to be awarded this prestigious contract and look forward to working with all members of the community to develop innovative waste resource management solutions to help realise their environmental and sustainability vision.”

Press release

Warwickshire awarded for recycling partnership

Warwickshire County Council has won an award in recognition of its recycling partnership with a local charity.

The authority was presented with the Local Authority Gold Award at the International Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Excellence Awards 2015 for its partnership with Age UK Warwickshire, to operate eight recycling centre re-use shops and two household waste recycling centres.

The success comes follows their ‘Efficiency Initiative of the Year’ at the National Recycling Awards 2015.

Warwickshire News

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