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News round-up 6/10

Augean CEO buys 50,000 shares; Yorkshire tip investigated; Viridor waste transfer site to go ahead; Guernsey waste charges delayed

Augean CEO buys 50,000 shares

Waste management firm Augean’s chief executive Stewart Davies has bought 50,000 ordinary 10p shares at a price of 54.5p per share.

Davies has a beneficial interest in 155,000 ordinary shares representing 0.15% of the current issued share capital and total voting rights of the company.

Press release

Yorkshire tip investigated

The Environment Agency is investigating the smell from a smouldering waste pile in North Yorkshire.

People living close to the site at Long Lane, Great Heck, have said their health is being affected.

The tip was run by Wagstaff TWM which went into liquidation in 2012, the Environment Agency said.

BBC News

Viridor waste transfer site to go ahead

Viridor has said its waste transfer station in Dimmer will go ahead, despite Somerset Waste Partnership stating the site is not a preferred option.

The revelation comes after Somerset Waste Board announced that plans to end all use of landfill in Somerset had taken a step forward.

Councillors from Somerset Waste Board approved a progress report which will issue a European-wide tender to find a company to provide an alternative landfill for Somerset.

Western Gazette

Guernsey waste charges delayed

The introduction of charges for rubbish and recycling bags on Guernsey has been delayed until at least 2017.

The States of Guernsey also confirmed waste from the island could be dealt with on Jersey in the future.

It also emerged gate charges at waste centres would rise by 11.5% leading to a predicted increase of around £8.40 a year for the average household.

BBC News

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