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News round-up 15/7

Quarry director fined over WRAP fraud; Yorwaste invests in safety; Britcon completes IVC facility; Brothers to bike to Paris

Quarry director fined over WRAP fraud

A quarry company boss whose firm fraudulently claimed Government grants and forged certificates has been handed a £70,000 bill at Stafford Crown Court.

WCL Ltd, which has a quarry near Brownhills, and a head office in Burntwood, received £272,000 from WRAP to buy equipment using bogus invoices. The company also used forged test certificates for recycled aggregates.

A director, Simon Winner, 43, of Sutton Coldfield, admitted three charges of fraud and was fined £20,000 and ordered to pay £50,000 costs. The judge also made a £10,000 confiscation order under the proceeds of crime act.

Express & Star report

Yorwaste invests in safety

Yorwaste has invested more than £40,000 in vehicle safety technology designed to protect its drivers and members of the public.

The company is working with Brigade Electronics to fit camera monitoring systems on its fleet of heavy goods vehicles which operate across North and West Yorkshire and the City of York.

This includes 360-degree cameras fitted on waste collection vehicles which eliminate blind spots. Other collection vehicles such as skips and tractor units are fitted with forward facing CCTV or four-way cameras to the hook fleet.

Press release

Britcon completes IVC facility

Building and civil engineering contractor Britcon has completed a £2.6m contract to deliver an in-vessel composting (IVC) facility near Hull in East Yorkshire.

Britcon managed the design and build, acting as principal contractor for the entire £4.5m project for Biowise.

The new facility will process over 60,000 tonnes per annum of garden and food waste from 263,000 households in the region.

Press release

Brothers to bike to Paris

Brothers Graham and Neil Curtis (above), directors at B&M Waste Services, leave next week on a 300-mile sponsored cycle ride from London to Paris for the company’s nominated charity, Claire House Hospice.

Starting in London they will head for Portsmouth and then take a ferry to Caen in northern France. Their route ends in Paris at the Eiffel Tower.

The finish coincides with the Tour de France and they plan to watch the iconic event as it reaches its climax.

Press release

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