Quarry quarrel; wrapper recycling prize; chipboard biomass plan; new Biffa contract
Quarrying company confronts council over waste contract
A company with interests in quarrying, haulage and engineering has taken legal action against South Lanarkshire Council to stop it awarding a domestic waste management contract to its rivals, claiming it was unfairly ruled out of the tender process.
Patersons of Greenoakhill, a division of Coatbridge-based Patersons Quarries, said the decision to overlook its submission will cost taxpayers up to £4.5m over the life of the two-to-three-year contract.
Biscuit wrapper landfill diversion prize
Recycling company TerraCycle and food giant McVitie’s have launched a competition to encourage people to collect and send in biscuit wrappers.
Those taking part in the Wrappers to Riches Collection Contest can win a combined 50,000 TerraCycle points – worth £500 – which will be donated to charities.
Chipboard manufacturer biomass plan
Plans for a biomass energy-producing plant at Kronospan’s chipboard factory in Wales have been given the go ahead by Wrexham councillors.
The company submitted revised plans although it had been given permission to build a larger waste-burning plant in 2012.
The chipboard manufacturer said it wanted to use waste material generated in its production process as fuel.
New waste contract to save money
A new seven-year waste and recycling contract between Crawley Borough Council and Biffa will save taxpayers £2.8m, it has been claimed.
The councils has bought its own fleet of collection vehicles which it said will be better value for money than if the contractor provided them.