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News round-up 20/1

Recyclers escape administration; Dorset waste approval; waste crime fine; Bradford used tyre exports

Thompson Metals and Waste Materials out of administration

Eighty-two jobs have been saved at three waste and scrap metal firms.

Two Scunthorpe firms employed 70 of the workers – Thompson Metals and Thompson Waste Management – the others were employed at Thompson Waste Management in Gainsborough.

The directors, Kevin and Nessa Thompson, who also run Thompson Waste Recycling Limited in Scunthorpe, bought the assets of the three businesses for £170,000.

New Dorset waste facility approved

A new waste management centre for the Dorset town of Bridport area will be built following a 20-year wait.

Dorset County Council’s planning committee granted planning permission to the Dorset Waste Partnership to build a combined household recycling centre and waste transfer station at the Broomhills Nursery site off the A35 west of Bridport.

Press release

Firm and two men face bill over illegal waste operations

A waste management business and two men in Berwick-upon-Tweed have been ordered to pay a total of £248,000 after being convicted of waste crime offences.

Frank Flannigan Junior, 45, of Mansfield Road, Tweedmouth was sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court in relation to the operations of his company DepotHire Ltd. His father Frances Clavering Flannigan, 78, of Etal Road, Berwick-upon-Tweed, was also sentenced today for waste offences in Berwick-Upon-Tweed during 2008 and 2009.

An Environment Agency investigation that began in 2008 revealed that, as part of the skip hire business, waste was being stored and sorted at two locations where the legal permits were not in place for such activities.

Tyre export centre planned for former MOT centre

A centre to prepare tyres to be recycled in India and South Korea could be opened in a former MOT centre in Bradford.

Waste Solutions Bradford has applied for permission to open the centre at the former Unique Car Clinic in Eastwood Street.

The proposal is expected to create four full-time jobs and could see 12,000 tyres cut and put into bundles each month.


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