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News round-up 24/9

Your daily round-up of key stories affecting the resources management industry.

Big Tidy Up in Manchester

The Holy Trinity area of Tameside, in Greater Manchester, will be cleaned up under an operation called the ‘Big Tidy Up’. A team from Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority’s has been working in the community over the past three months to increase recycling rates and tackle the area’s waste problem.

Shropshire council aim to change ‘nightmare’ waste contract

Shropshire council wants to alter parts of a 27-year waste contract with Veolia, according to the Shropshire Star. The terms of the deal mean the total being spent on waste management by the council is increasing each year. This year the amount being paid to Veolia is going up by £548,000 to £25.8m, from £25.3m in 2012/13.

Takeaway boss ordered to pay £1,300 for disposing of waste incorrectly

Mohamed Abdul Rokib, who runs a takeaway in Bolton, has been ordered to pay £1,300 after pleading guilty to not disposing of his waste correctly at Manchester Magistrates Court, The Bolton News reported. The court heard he paid a customer £35 and a free takeaway to take away his rubbish, which was then fly-tipped.

Plymouth incinerator chimney installed

A 95-metre-high chimney has been installed by German company MVV at a Plymouth energy from waste incinerator, the BBC has reported. The incinerator will burn 250,000 tonnes of waste a year, producing enough energy to power about 37,000 homes, MVV said. The plant will start operations in 2015.

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