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News round-up 29/10

Yorwaste to close WEEE site; Calls for infrastructure improvements; 15 sites planned in East Sussex; Refuse workers take child for a ride

Yorwaste to close WEEE site

Yorwaste is closing operations at its Electrical Recycling Company at Hessay, near York.

The firm said it made the decision following a comprehensive restructuring and a resulting emphasis on its core activities of waste collection, transfer and processing, and the composting of green and wood waste.

It also said the value of commodities recovered from the plant’s recycling process had been “significantly impacted” due to market conditions.

Company statement

Calls for infrastructure improvements

The majority of businesses (62%) are concerned with the pace of progress on the delivery of infrastructure projects, and over 53% believe they won’t see necessary upgrades in the next five years, according to a CBI survey.

Some 94% of the 722 firms surveyed, including those in the waste sector, said the quality of infrastructure was a key deciding factor in planning their investments

Press release

15 sites planned in East Sussex

East Sussex County Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and the South Downs National Park Authority will consulting on plans for up to 15 more waste sites in the area.

An eight week final consultation runs until 23 December on the plans, which include no proposals for landfill sites.

Press release

Refuse workers take child for a ride

Salford bin men sent a refuse truck round to a seven-year old boy’s home to take him for a ride after his family emailed the council for a photo, which he received.

The young recycling enthusiast, who has autism, wanted a bin wagon-shaped birthday cake made from the photo but he also received a Lego model and Coronation Street truck.

Press release

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