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South east recycling firm tackles trommel fines with latest investment

South east recycling firm tackles trommel fines with latest investment

WASTE management firm Ace Liftaway has announced plans to introduce a new trommel fines recycling plant to its waste recycling and processing facility in Hampshire. The new 90tph wet processing solution with integrated eddy current separator (ECS) for separating non-ferrous metals from the waste stream is designed and engineered by industry experts CDE. When commissioned,...

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Building a concrete future

Building a concrete future

THE first SIMEM concrete plant being constructed in partnership with Red Knight 6 Ltd (RK6) is nearing completion in Grantham, Lincolnshire. The plant is being built for customer Logical Concrete and will see their site’s usage converted to allow for the new batching plant to be installed. The choice of SIMEM for the project was...

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Bin crew’s treat makes George’s day

Bin crew’s treat makes George’s day

A CARING waste crew has made a little boy’s day after swinging by to give him his very own toy bin truck. Young George Wallace loves watching the refuse collectors from the window of his home and makes a point of giving them a cheery wave as they go about their tasks. Now, the City...

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Hair we go for Charlie’s charities

Hair we go for Charlie’s charities

WHEN a devastating health diagnosis turned Charlie Jenkins’ life on its head, he decided it was time to let his hair down. Charlie, 23, whose stepfather, David Hastie runs LMD Skip Hire in South London, let his hair grow and grow… and grow. Now, a year after being left reeling from being told he has...

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CIWM sends out the call for policy consultations

CIWM sends out the call for policy consultations

THE Chartered Institution of Wastes Management is urging all interested parties to have their say on two consultations which will shape the policy of waste management. The first consultation relates to the ‘Implementation of mandatory digital waste tracking’, the power for which already exists in the Environment Act 2021. “This consultation provides an opportunity for...

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SEPA publishes compliance figures following cyber theft

SEPA publishes compliance figures following cyber theft

THE Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has recovered and published its 2019 environmental compliance data after it was stolen in a cyber attack in December 2020. The data shows 2019 as the fifth year in a row that environmental compliance among Scottish regulated businesses was above 90% (at 91%), and where more than 75% were...

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Greater Manchester waste management business pursues net-zero mission

Greater Manchester waste management business pursues net-zero mission

A GREATER MANCHESTER waste management business has unveiled a major rebrand as it expands to build on its net-zero mission. Newtral, formerly known as Wastesure, is revolutionising the waste management industry using technology to help customers save money, time and carbon. The business, based in Bury, has restructured to build on the success of its...

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Trio of promotions at UNTHA HQ

Trio of promotions at UNTHA HQ

INDUSTRIAL shredder specialist UNTHA UK announced the hunt for two new colleagues, last month, as the £13m company prepares for 30% growth in 2022. But there are further changes at the firm’s North Yorkshire HQ too, as three existing colleagues have been awarded deserved promotions. UNTHA UK’s long-standing engineer Ben Styles has taken on the...

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Kingston town centre fly tipped – but for good reason

Kingston town centre fly tipped – but for good reason

ON Saturday 5 February, Kingston Council and its environment partner, Veolia, set up a staged fly-tip as part of their campaign to tackle fly-tipping across the borough and improve the streetscene. Between November 2021 and January 2022, over 280 Fixed Penalty Notices and Duty of Care Notices were issued to residents and businesses. Fly-tipping is...