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News round-up 29/4

100 tonne scrapyard fire in Sheffield; Guernsey waste export ‘delayed until 2017’; Lorry-load of ‘recycling’ ends up in landfill; Waste Systems to double workforce thanks to loan fund

100 tonne scrapyard fire in Sheffield

Around 100 tonnes of compressed vehicles caught fire (pictured) at a scrapyard at Grange Mill Lane, Sheffield.

Crews from Darnall, Elm Lane, Rotherham and Tankersley all attended the fire, with plumes of smoke visible across the city.

A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said the fire is now under control.

Sheffield Star

Guernsey waste export ‘delayed until 2017’

The export of Guernsey’s waste will not now begin until 2017, the island’s Public Services minister Scott Ogier has said.

It was due to begin in 2016, as part of a strategy to reduce waste and maximum recycling, agreed in 2012.

Ogier said the island’s waste would continue to be put into landfill at Mont Cuet, which had enough capacity for ongoing use.

He said moves to encourage more recycling would continue in a bid to raise the rate from 49%, to meet the previously set targets of 60% by 2018 and 70% by 2025.

BBC News

Lorry-load of ‘recycling’ ends up in landfill

Residents in a Staffordshire district are being urged to recycle properly after a lorry-load had to be tipped into landfill as there was food and garden waste in it.

Cannock Chase Council has launched the 12-month ‘Recycling isn’t Rubbish’ campaign to give residents a better understanding about contamination and its consequences.

The issue was highlighted when a full refuse collection vehicle load of recycling was rejected at the materials recycling facility in Aldridge as it contained unacceptable materials such as food and garden waste.

Staffordshire Newsletter

Waste Systems to double workforce thanks to loan fund

Northern Irish firm Waste Systems is more than doubling its workforce with 16 new jobs.

The company, which makes equipment for separating rubbish, is expanding thanks to a £500,000 cash boost from the Growth Loan Fund.

The Omagh-based company designs, manufactures and supplies turnkey systems and stand-alone machinery for the waste separation and recycling industries.

It was founded by Nishi Ward in 2009 and currently employs 14 staff.

Belfast Telegraph

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