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Recycler's permit suspended

The Environment Agency (EA) has suspended the environmental permit of Shaws Waste Recycling in Rotherham because its waste transfer site is said to pose a high risk of fire.

From noon on Monday (9 March), the skip hire company will no longer be able to accept any mateiral at its facility in Wath West Industrial Estate, Wath-Upon-Dearne, until it introduces more safety measures.

Inspections by the EA and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue identified a significant fire risk at the site. Waste is reported to be stored in large piles with inadequate fire breaks or other safety controls.

The company had been advised that it must improve site management systems to reduce fire risk, but a lack of action has led to its permit being suspended. When MRW contacted the company it did not want to comment.

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