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News round-up 18/5

Biffa ‘flotation’; CK Services to collect garden waste; South Lanarkshire Council’s food waste bins; Eastleigh Mayor receives recycled chain

Biffa ‘considering flotation’

Biffa is drawing up plans for a stock market flotation less than three years after financial problems prompted a takeover by its lenders.

Sky News has learnt that the owners have appointed Rothschild to begin preparations for a listing that would take place during the course of next year.

Insiders said on Sunday that the company was likely to examine distributing shares to its workforce as part of any move to list on the stock market.

Biffa would not comment on the Rothschild claim.

Sky News

CK Services to collect garden waste

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council has appointed wheeled bin distribution, recycling and logistics provider CK Services to carry out wheelie bin distribution for their garden waste collection service.

The contract, which started in January 2015, has so far involved the distribution of 11,500 bins to households that have elected to have their garden waste collected for composting.

The borough previously operated a fortnightly garden waste collection service with reuseable garden waste sacks.

So far over 50% of households have requested wheelie bins rather than sacks.

Press release

South Lanarkshire Council rolling out food waste bins

More than 130,000 households across South Lanarkshire are to receive new recycling bins and food waste caddies over the coming weeks.

This will help South Lanarkshire Council to fulfil its statutory obligation to provide a separate food waste collection service.

Hamish Stewart, chair of the Community Services Committee, said: “We know this new service will take a bit of getting used to, and we’re asking for everyone’s co-operation and patience as we introduce the changes.

Daily Record

Eastleigh Mayor receives recycled chain

recycled Mayoral Chain eastleigh

Recycling jewellery duo Elaine and Simon Burnell have made a new commemorative mayoral chain for the Mayor of Eastleigh out of recycled materials.

The chain is made from scraps of metal, recycled aluminium cables and old Spitfire badge stamps, marking the area’s links with the Second World War aircraft.

“Eastleigh is very committed to sustainability and so what better than a Mayoral chain made from recycled materials,” Elaine Burnell said.

Southampton Airport donated aluminium lighting strips and electrical cable to the project while GE Aviation supplied aluminium.

Press release

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