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News round-up 16/9

Your daily round-up of key stories affecting the resources management industry

Recycling firm hit by fires goes into administration

Lawrence’s Skip Hire Ltd in Kidderminster has gone into administration, the BBC reported. Part of the firm’s factory had to be demolished in July after damage by a fire, which was the second major blaze at the plant. The firm has ceased trading but eight workers are still on site according to the KPMG administrators.

Stoke man fined £10,250 for tipping illegal waste

Christopher Whilock from Little Blakeley, Stoke on Trent, has pleaded guilty at Cannock Magistrates’ Court to illegally depositing waste and failing to remove that waste, according to the Environment Agency. Whilock was fined £2,500 and ordered to pay £7,500 in costs, along with a £250 victim surcharge. It is estimated that Whilock tipped 3,000 tonnes of waste on his farmland.

Bournemouth to launch food waste service

Environmental products and services group Straight Plc, has been awarded a £550,000 contract to provide waste containers for an upcoming food waste collection service in Bournemouth. Under the contract, Straight will provide residents living in flats with its new 12-litre Food Waste Inner Caddy (FWIC).

Biffa IWM changes name to Biffa IRM

Biffa Integrated Resource Management is the new name for Biffa IWM. IRM general manager Robin Chambers said: “Although Biffa started out as a waste collection and disposal company, we are now helping customers get to grips with their resource management practices and eliminate waste altogether.”

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