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News round-up 3/2

Scottish compliance; Yorkshire recycling centre closures; directors sentenced for waste crime; Cumbria waste plans; UNTHA UK promotions

Firms get help with recycling rules

Hundreds of organisations across Scotland have been helped to set up recycling schemes to comply with new regulations.

Since the start of the year businesses have been required to separate all waste metal, plastic and card for recycling.

The Every Can Counts programme, which focuses on recycling aluminium, said it had helped 332 Scottish organisations become compliant with the regulations.

The free scheme is funded by drinks can manufacturers and the recycling industry. It is also supported by Zero Waste Scotland and soft drinks manufacturers like AG Barr.

Yorkshire recycling centres may close to save cash

Plans are being considered in Rotherham to close two household waste recycling centres twice a week to save cash.

Papers being considered by Rotherham Council outlining the plan to close the Warren Vale Tip in Rawmarsh on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Officials say partial closure would avoid the need to permanently close a centre. Councillors are meeting to discuss the plans.

Property company directors sentenced for waste offences

Two property companies and their directors have pleaded guilty to storing and depositing waste, including asbestos.

At Belfast Crown Court, each director was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment suspended for two years. The companies were given a two-year conditional discharge.

South Cumbria waste storage plant plans

A bid to turn a former South Cumbria candle factory into a waste storage operation would create 20 jobs.

South Lakeland District Council has received the planning application to make the changes to the vacant industrial unit in Lindale Road, Grange.

Promotions at UNTHA UK

Continued growth at shredding technology firm UNTHA has paved the way for two senior promotions within the team.

Neil Jefferies has taken on the role of UNTHA UK’s finance director, and Marcus Brew has stepped into the position of sales director.

UNTHA UK’s managing director Chris Oldfield said: “When we became UNTHA UK in 2011, our business entered a new phase of development. Despite a challenging economic climate we continued to innovate and in the last two years, UNTHA UK has grown by 500% as a result.”

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