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News round-up 18/3

BIS WEEE guidance; QCR acquires Mil-tek; Essex trade waste; £8m for Norfolk recycling

BIS publishes finalised WEEE guidance

Updated statutory guidance outlining new requirements set down in WEEE Regulations has been issued by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Further information has been given on the product scope of the regulations and small producers of electrical equipment and the option to appoint authorised representative.

A previous version of the guidance was based on draft regulations.

QCR Recycling Equipment acquires Mil-tek Environmental 

QCR, a supplier of waste and recycling equipment, has completed the acquisition of ESM Ltd (formerly Mil-tek Environmental Solutions Ltd).

ESM Ltd supplied Mil-tek’s pneumatic range of recycling balers in London and the south east since 2001.

The acquisition will be a further boost to QCR’s expansion into south east of the UK as they aim to be the “choice provider for recycling solutions”.

Press release

Essex trade waste pilot project

Businesses are being urged to participate in a pilot scheme which has allowed trade waste disposal at a Saffron Walden recycling centre.

The trial at ends on 11 April.

Professionals are currently prohibited from using recycling centres to dispose of trade waste, as they are only meant to be used for household waste. The pilot scheme has allowed for the disposal of trade waste under a ‘pay as you throw’ system.

£8m for Norfolk recycling

A waste recycling facility operated by Norse Commercial Services on the outskirts of Norwich has begun a major £8m redevelopment aimed at increasing capacity and throughput, and expanding the range of materials that can be recycled.

“The expansion will save Norfolk’s councils considerable amounts of revenue as we will be able to handle much more waste and avoid unnecessary landfill,” said Norse Operations Director Dave Newell.

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