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News round-up 28/4

Solar array to power recycling facilities; Blaze destroys 40 tonnes of plastic at recycling plant; First recycling centre of its kind to open in Wales; Machinery supplied to Leicestershire MRF

Solar array to power recycling facilities

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) has appointed Styles and Wood Energy to design, build and operate a solar array at the Salford Road facility.

The 2MW generated will help power the in-vessel composting (IVC) facility, a recycling centre and a transfer loading station.

Any surplus energy generated by the solar array will go back to the National Grid.

Construction is scheduled for completion by June.

Press release

Blaze destroys 40 tonnes of plastic at recycling plant

A fire destroyed 40 tonnes of plastic at a Hartlepool recycling unit.

Firefighters were called to J&B Recycling in Thomlinson Road at 9.55pm on Saturday 25 April.

Forty tonnes of bailed recycled plastic had caught fire.

Two engines from Stranton Fire Station spent about 30 minutes tackling the blaze.

Hartlepool Mail

First recycling centre of its kind to open in Wales

A community recycling centre, which will be a first of its kind in the UK, is to open in Llantrisant.

Set to open at the end of summer, the Rhondda Cynon Taf Council operated 100% recycling facility is being delivered as part of the council’s continued drive to increase recycling rates.

Unlike other community recycling centres, it will only accept material that can be recycled.

The bespoke recycling centre allows visitors to drive over the containers in their vehicles and drop recyclable material into the relevant area.

Wales Online

Machinery supplied to £1.5 million MRF

Confidential document destruction and waste management company Green Plan-it has appointed Whitham Mills to provide waste processing machinery at the company’s materials recovery facility (MRF) at Bardon Hill in Leicestershire.

The system has a document shredding capacity of four tonnes per hour and consists of two Series 600 shredders and a GB 1108FX model fully automated baler connected by an 18.5 metre chain-driven conveyor.

The machinery firm will provide rolling 12-month service cover along with consumables supply and fitting.

Green Plan-it’s MRF opened in mid-April 2015.

Press release

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