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News round-up 19/8

Skip boss jailed for illegal dumping; Mass container purchase for Dundee Council; £2.1m Welsh biomass system order; Ayrshire looks to boost metal recycling

Skip boss jailed for illegal dumping

The director of Rapid Skips, David Lee, has admitted dumping waste in Cirencester and illegally supplying electricity for his outbuildings and caravans and been jailed for 14 months.

In December 2013, Rosemary Campbell of Cirencester discovered a huge pile of building waste dumped in a field near her home and alerted the local authority.

Gloucester Crown Court was told the crimes were committed five months after Lee was given an eight-month suspended sentence for environmental offences.

Gloucestershire Echo

Mass container purchase for Dundee Council

Dundee is to purchase £480,000 worth of containers to bolster its recycling programme.

The Council’s environment committee is to be asked to approve the spend for 48,000 containers at its meeting on Monday.

The new system will have a weekly food waste collection, plastics and metal collections and a move from weekly to fortnightly collections for general waste.

The Courier

£2.1m Welsh biomass system order

Saxlund International, of Opcon AB, has received a €3m (£2.1m) order from Babcock & Wilcox Vølund, Denmark for a UK biomass handling system (pictured).

Commissioning on the green energy project in Margam, South Wales, is due to start late 2016.

Press release

Ayrshire looks to boost metal recycling

Councils in Ayrshire are taking part in the industry-funded MetalMatters campaign to boost metal recycling across households.

Councillor John McDowall said: “The average household uses 380 drinks cans a year, every one of which can be recycled and back on sale in just 60 days – so we can all make a real difference.”

Press release

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