Carlisle MRF operational; Cherwell strikes SATCol deal; Bill for scrapped recycling plant; MRWA hosts international conference
Carlisle MRF starts operations
Cumbria Waste Group’s (CWG) new materials recycling facility near Carlisle is now operational.
The facility, in which CWG invested £1.25m, is capable of processing 50,000 tonnes of waste a year.
Mike Bareham, managing director at CWG, said: “We are achieving recycling rates of up to 98% by using the MRF to process the co-mingled materials and through selling the materials on the recycling market we are even able to offer our customers a rebate, so as well as meeting their environmental responsibilities.”
Cherwell strikes SATCol deal
Cherwell residents are being encouraged to recycle their unwanted clothing and textiles at 15 new Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL) clothing banks located at sites across Banbury, Bicester and Kidlington.
SATCoL, which operates more than 6,500 clothing banks and over 190 charity shops across the UK, is working with the council to promote textile recycling in the local community and profit received from donations of unwanted clothing will be shared between The Salvation Army and the council.
Cherwell District Council’s lead member for clean and green issues, Councillor Tony Ilott, said: “The new textile banks are located across the District and provide a quick and easy way to recycle unwanted clothing. Cherwell has many recycling sites and we’re always looking to make more out of them and keep them clean and tidy.
Bill for scrapped recycling plant
Dudley Council and campaign group Say No tO Waste (SNOW) have been invited by the planning inspectorate to make an application for ‘wasted and unnecessary expense’ after Clean Power scrapped plans to build a recycling plant in Dudley.
SNOW has submitted a claim for £1,000 while the council is still in negociations.
MRWA hosts international waste conference
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) has welcomed waste management experts from the UK and Europe for a conference about the future of global resource management (photo above).
The meeting saw the delegates present and share work, research and best practice from their own regions and areas of expertise.
MRWA chief executive Carl Beer said: “It’s very important to pool our knowledge with people from outside our normal boundaries. Some partners will be similar in approach, some will be different, and we’re all at various levels of where we want to be, but one thing we do have in common is that we can all learn from each other, both the successes and the failures.”