Victim airlifted after fall; Middlesbrough ends Biffa contract; Building work starts at AD plant; Zero Waste Week
Victim airlifted after fall
A man was airlifted to hospital after falling between machinery in a recycling unit in Cwmcarn.
Fire crews from Aberbargoed were called to the Chapel Farm industrial estate on Sunday afternoon.
Crews assisted with the rescue of the man, who was in his 40s, before he was airlifted to the University Hospital of Wales.
Middlesbrough ends Biffa contract
Kerbside recycling in Middlesbrough will be brought back in house, it has been agreed.
Middlesbrough Council was considering bringing back control of its recycling collections from private waste contractor Biffa.
The council approved the recommendation in a report by executive member for environment Councillor Tracy Harvey.
Building work starts at AD plant
A Peterborough composting business could be set to provide power to more than 1,400 homes with the building of an anaerobic digestion plant.
Work at Bettaland Products, part of Organic Recycling, to build the facility is set to be completed by the end of 2015.
The plant at Decoy Farm will turn crops and waste into electricity alongside Bettaland’s existing composting operations.
Zero Waste Week
In its eighth year, Zero Waste Week week runs 7-13 September.
This year’s theme is: Reuse - stop wasting money by saving resources.