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News round-up 18/10

Campaigners lose Derby waste plant appeal; recycling plant explosion; food waste collections end; metal recycling success

Sinfin incinerator ruling backed

The Court of Appeal has said the decision by Judge Stephen Davies to uphold planning permission for a waste treatment plant at Sinfin Lane, Derby, was “admirably clear”. Lord Justice Maurice Kay dismissed an appeal by Friends of the Earth to overturn the decision. The plans have been developed by Shanks.

Explosion at recycling plant

An exploding gas bottle blew a hole in the roof of a Lancashire waste management site. The incident at Wheeldon Brothers, in Kenyon Street, Ramsbottom, happened when the bottle was accidentally shredded. Fire crews were not called out to the site but Environment Agency officers attended.

Wychavon cuts food waste collections

Food waste collections in two Worcestershire towns will be scrapped in January as Wychavon District Council looks to cut its budget by £4m over the next four years. The council voted to approved the plans first put forward in July.

Metalmatters hails kerbside recycling

Councils’ metal collection rates have continued to rise even after the end of a public information campaign, according to industry recycling programme MetalMatters. Figures show that two local authorities that ran campaigns in 2012 were still seeing an increase in recycling throughout 2013.









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