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News round-up 17/9

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

Allerton Park to be encouraged

Leaders in City of York Council will be urged to recommend continuing a contract between the council and AmeyCespa to build the £1.4bn Allerton Park incinerator, in a joint scheme with North Yorkshire County Council, The York Press reports. A report to the council will say pulling out would cost more than £3m.

Newport fine fears

Newport council may face fines of up to £900,000 for missing targets for waste to landfill reduction, the South Wales Argus has reported. During the first quarter of 2013/14 the council failed to meet the Welsh government Landfill Allowance Scheme target by 800 tonnes. The council is looking at alternative ways of treating waste.

Sorting service at HRWCs in Warwickshire

Warwickshire council is offering a new service at its Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs): Staff will be on hand to help residents sort their materials. The council hopes this will divert £11,000 tonnes from landfill and save £1.5m. Items that can be recycled include textiles, rags, shoes, and electrical items.

Appointment in Wastecycle

Former Shanks director of resource and recovery, Paul Clements, has been appointed as East-Midlands-based waste management firm Wastecycle’s head of sales and marketing. Clements said: “The company has made a significant investment in its recycling and collection infrastructure through acquisitions and the development of new reuse and recycling facilities in both Nottingham and Leicester.”

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