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News round-up 9/2

Wastecycle wins Quorn contract; New equipment on the menu for Greggs; Wamitab manager to retire; Asbestos waste at unlicensed site

Wastecycle wins Quorn contract

Wastecycle has been awarded a 24-month waste management contract with Quorn Foods, one of the world’s leading meat-free food manufacturers.

Wastecycle handles Quorn’s food, cardboard, plastic, wooden packaging and general waste, along with using 30,000 litre tankers for the collection and treatment of effluent waste and used cooking oil.

Paul Clements, commercial director at Wastecycle, said: “Our plan includes implementing the waste hierarchy to minimise the amount of waste generated, in addition to increasing the segregation of its dry mixed recycling and finding new, more competitive outlets for commodities.”

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New equipment on the menu for Greggs

Food retailer Greggs has introduced an overhaul of its waste management systems in partnership with Middlesbrough-based Greenbank Compactors.

Following an extensive survey of waste management processes, Greenbank proposed buying back Greggs’ waste and recycling equipment and replacing it with the latest models.

The new machines are being supplied on a long-term contract rental basis which offers a continuing replacement policy for old or broken machinery as well as an unlimited maintenance call-out service.

Press Release

Wamitab manager to retire

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Wamitab’s qualifications manager Ray Burberry retires at the end of March after more than 20 years’ continuous service to organisation.

Burberry has been responsible for the delivery and quality assurance of qualifications offered and acted as a link with Defra and the regulatory agencies.

Wamitab chief executive Chris James said: “Ray’s name is almost synonymous with Wamitab, and during his time with us, Ray has played an invaluable role in helping operators to understand technical competence and supporting the industry through numerous changes in legislation and regulations.

Asbestos waste at unlicensed site

A South Devon company has been ordered to pay £15,760.10 in fines and costs after admitting three offences connected with storing waste including hazardous materials at an unlicensed site.

In June 2014 Environment Agency (EA) officers found suspicious piles of waste at the Kerswell Garden Centre site, owned by Armabridge Ltd which also owned a waste transfer station and skip business on another site.

Samples of the waste from the garden centre were found to contain asbestos roof tiles, Torquay magistrates were told by the EA.

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