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News round-up 20/8

FlyMapper mobile; AmeyCespa site hit with suspension notice; Hamilton’s joins quality programme; Sita UK helps to re-cycle

FlyMapper mobile app unveiled

Several local authorities across Wales have adopted a new GPS tracking system developed by Fly-tipping Action Wales to better analyse flytipping trends.

The FlyMapper system enables waste officers to log, photograph and plot flytipping incidents onto a GPS mapping system in real time using a smartphone app, giving a better visual representation of the scale of problem in that area.

Officers can use the information to conduct surveillance at flytipping hot spots and for inclusion in a prosecution case file.  

Cllr Ken Critchley, Newport City Council’s cabinet member for infrastructure, said: “Various incidents have been mapped within the first month, and the benefits are already apparent. The map illustrates the concentrations of incidents, and over time will allow for targeted campaigns to reduce flytipping in those areas.”

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AmeyCespa site hit with suspension notice

The Environment Agency has issues a suspension notice to AmeyCespa requiring the company to temporarily halt operations at the Waterbeach Waste Management Park in Cambridgeshire.

The site, which is where Cambridgeshire’s commingled green and food waste are processed, was hit with the order after complaints about a foul odour.

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Hamilton’s joins quality programme

Resource management firm Hamilton’s Waste and Recycling Ltd has become the latest company to sign up to Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Sector Commitment, an industry-recognised standard of quality and customer service.

The family-owned skip-hire business, based in Wallyford, East Lothian, provides services to a number of local authorities and is the only reprocessor of plasterboard in Scotland.

The aim of the scheme is to promote continuous improvement, excellent customer service, and to enable businesses to reduce waste and be more resource efficient.

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Sita UK helps to re-cycle

Sita UK has sent 100 reconditioned bikes to India to help children with diabetes travel to school or medical centres.

The bikes were sent to the Pendsey Trus in Nagpur, which was founded by the niece of Sita UK chief executive David Palmer-Jones, and will be handed out to children at a ceremony on 26 August.

Palmer-Jones said: “I am thrilled we were able to facilitate it, and we look forward to seeing the children collecting their bikes.”

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