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2000 norton aluminium

Promotion for recycling specialist; Somerset funds wood recycler; Rudd visits Peterborough ERF; Croydon stops recycling centres dumping fines

Promotion for recycling specialist

Norton Aluminium has appointed Trevor Bird as its general manager as part of a restructuring and strengthening of the management team.

Bird, pictured, previously the firm’s production manager, has worked for the firm for three years and the sector for a further six.

The firm operates in the automotive, aerospace, F1 and motorsport sectors and has been based in Norton Canes, Cannock since 1952.

Press release

Somerset funds wood recycler

A Taunton-based social enterprise that recycles waste timber has been loaned £20,000 from Somerset’s £1m Social Enterprise Fund.

We’re Eco Community Interest Company also offers work experience to disadvantaged and vulnerable members of Somerset and North Devon’s communities.

Its £20,000 loan contribution from the fund will enable the team to purchase its own, branded van.

Press release

Rudd visits Peterborough ERF

Energy secretary Amber Rudd has visited Viridor’s new energy-from-waste plant in Peterborough.

She was joined by Peterborough’s deputy council leader Wayne Fitzgerald, local MP Stewart Jackson, PCC Waste Partnership manager Richard Pearn, and Viridor’s director of external affairs, Dan Cooke and regional manager, Paul Rowland.

The £72m energy recovery facility was completed in December 2015 and is now operational on the city’s Fengate industrial estate.

Press release

Croydon stops recycling centres dumping fines

Croydon Council has promised to stop fining people for leaving rubbish at overflowing recycling centres following an outcry over the policy.

It comes after the Croydon Guardian revealed that more than 150 people had been given £80 fines for leaving waste next to full bins.

Stuart Collins, the cabinet member leading the council’s fly-tipping crackdown, said people would no longer be fined for leaving recycling rubbish by overflowing bins, while claiming the previous administration had introduced the policy.

Press release


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