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Millions of Christmas trees expected for landfill after this year’s festive period

Fresh Start, one of the UK’s fastest growing independent waste companies, have found 75% of the eight million real Christmas trees set to be bought in the UK this year, are destined for landfill. These natural Christmas trees are 100% recyclable, and the company, which have sites in Manchester, Swinton and Preston, are committed to...

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Weighbridge Services Ltd to release new products and branch out into fresh ventures

WEIGHBRIDGE Services Ltd, based in South Yorkshire, have had a busy and productive 12 months. Not only has the company expanded its workforce and existing weighbridge product range, but they have also found the time to integrate two completely new ranges of already fully established products into their business. Manager at Weighbridge Services, Liam Buxton...

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Lego style blocks stack up for Sheehan Group

Following a major Environment Agency prosecution of a recycling plant director, we look at one product which waste storage companies are now using to be legislation compliant. Many are now turning to interconnecting blocks to segregate waste streams and meet legal requirements. Often referred to as ‘Lego blocks’ in the trade, they are fire prevention...

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Can pizza boxes be recycled?

There are national days for pretty much anything nowadays: Mario Day [10 March]; Batman Day [1 May]; and Ground Hog Day [February 2], but the latter could just be a homage to the 1993 hit comedy starring Bill Murray. However, National Pizza Day was on February 9th and as predicted, it was a day that...

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Waste and recycling stalwart Chris Oldfield retires from industry

Waste and recycling stalwart Chris Oldfield retires from industry

Chris Oldfield, chairman of waste shredding specialist UNTHA UK, has announced his retirement from the recycling industry following a career spanning almost 50 years. He has fully handed over the reins of the company to managing director Marcus Brew.  With mechanical engineering, works and industrial management qualifications under his belt, Chris’s first major step into...