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News round-up 15/4

B&M edoc efforts; council biogas vehicles; William Tracey campaigns; MoD waste contract

B&M praised over Edoc

B&M Waste Services was invited to the House of Commons to hear environment secretary Owen Paterson welcome the company’s use of Electronic Duty of Care (edoc).

The Defra-organised event showcased initiatives aimed at simplifying regulation and reducing burdens for business.

More than 3,000 B&M customers have moved over to Edoc since its launch in January this year. The Merseyside-headquartered company was invited to join a Board Advisory Group to advise on the development of Edoc.

Press release

Milton Keynes vehicles biogas proposal

Biogas vehicles could help Milton Keynes Council save thousands on waste collections as it hopes to ditch the diesel in favour of food and garden waste.

On 16 April, the council’s cabinet committee will consider a proposal to fuel food and garden waste vehicles with the very produce they carry, which is expected to help the council save up to £130,000 each year on the cost of waste collections.

William Tracey Group’s Scotland pledges

Recycling and resource management company William Tracey Group is supporting the Clean Up Scotland campaign, organised by the independent charity Keep Scotland Beautiful.

The Linwood-based company has decorated over 130 of its lorry cabs with Clean Up Scotland campaign stickers.

Press release

Wiltshire company retains MoD waste contract

Hills Waste Solutions, a division of the Wiltshire based Hills Group Limited, has successfully retained the waste management contract with Aspire Defence Services Limited with effect from 1 April 2014. 

The contract will run for a three year period with an option to extend for an additional two years. It is the second waste management contract between the parties, the original having been secured in 2009. 

Press release

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