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Shredder saga finally concludes

Full depollution of all vehicles is now required before they are shredded if the resulting residue is to be accepted at non-hazardous landfill sites.
The Environment Agency (EA) and the British Metals Recycling Association have finally reached an agreement after more than six months.
Vehicle recyclers turned off their shredders for six tense days last July when the ban on co-disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste came into force.
Landfill operators had refused to take waste from the machines as they could not prove whether it was hazardous so risked breaking the law.
That deadlock was broken when the EA said vehicles depolluted to set standards would count as non-hazardous for a short while.

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