New HSE appointment; Yorwaste wins contract; Cardiff waste site cuts; UK Wood Recycling fire
HSE appoints new head of waste and recycling
Rick Brunt, current head of field operations for the North West of Scotland and Northern England Division, replaces Graeme Walker who retires from HSE after 37 years of service.
The head of waste and recycling will work closely with industry and will lead a unit of inspectors, policy officials and support staff.
Yorwaste awarded Scarborough recycling contract
Waste management and recycling company Yorwaste has been awarded a major new ten-year contract to process recyclable material on behalf of Scarborough Borough Council.
Following a competitive tender and starting in July 2014 (when the current contract expires), the company will begin handling all dry recyclate – paper, cans, glass, cardboard and plastic bottles – as well as green waste generated by households in the borough.
Council plan to reduce number of waste sites by half branded ‘short-sighted’
The Labour-run administration is contemplating reducing the number of centres from four down to two in a bid to increase recycling efficiency and to make financial savings as it attempts to plug a £50m funding gap.
Opposition councillors accused the administration of “short-sightedness”.
Fire crews continue to control UK Wood Recycling blaze
Fire crews are continuing to control a blaze which broke out at the premises of UK Wood Recycling just before Christmas.
The huge fire started in a stack of wood in the early hours of Monday, December 23, and has been burning ever since.