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Refuse collections are ‘as easy as ABC’

Refuse collections are ‘as easy as ABC’

IMPRESSIVE reliability combined with positive feedback from crews and customer-focused parts back-up all help to explain why waste and recycling managers at Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council are delighted to be running another six Mercedes-Benz refuse collection vehicles. The 26-tonne Econics were supplied by MBNI Truck & Van of Newtownabbey. It worked closely...

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Local authorities publish second report into impact of COVID-19 on waste services

Local authorities publish second report into impact of COVID-19 on waste services

THE Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT), in partnership with key local authority network groups, has published the findings from its second waste impacts survey. Networks including the Local Authority Recycling Advisory committee (LARAC), the Local Government Association (LGA) and the National Association of Waste Disposal Officers (NAWDO) have combined forces...

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Boughton Engineering & Oldbury UK win GBCC award for excellence in manufacturing

Boughton Engineering & Oldbury UK win GBCC award for excellence in manufacturing

Two Skan Group Holdings engineering manufacturing businesses, Boughton Engineering and Oldbury UK, have won the prestigious Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce ‘Excellence in Manufacturing’ award.  At a packed 1300 guest show-biz scale event at Birmingham’s ICC, Group Managing Director Richard Skan, was presented with the award by Paul Kehoe, President of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce...

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Michael ‘Duffy’ Collard 31st May 1946 – 19th November 2016

Michael ‘Duffy’ Collard 31st May 1946 – 19th November 2016

The sudden passing of waste and recycling legend Michael ‘Duffy’ Collard left a huge hole in the hearts of the many who knew and greatly respected him. As an innovator and dedicated family man, Duffy was a larger than life character whose successful business career was accompanied by a record breaking spell on the race...

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Dumped OBE in London sparks search for owner

Dumped OBE in London sparks search for owner

An east London waste company which discovered an OBE as they were sorting through house and office clearances are seeking to reunite the medal with its’ owner. Enviro Waste, a family run business whose depot is based in Leyton, found the rare item attached in a black presentatio n box, along with formal instructions as...

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Climbing Mountain With A Bin On His Back

Climbing Mountain With A Bin On His Back

A Northants recycling officer will be walking up Mount Snowdon with a full wheelie bin strapped to his back for charity. Andrew Jenkins, a recycling officer for South Northamptonshire Council and Cherwell District Council, will be taking part in charity walk with other willing walkers on Saturday July 16, to climb Wales’ highest mountaintop to...

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WASTE’16 Was A Show To Remember

WASTE’16 Was A Show To Remember

An event to remember – WASTE’16 was truly a real showstopper of an exhibition They came from near, and they came from far. In fact they came from everywhere to attend the WASTE’16 show at the AJ Bell stadium, close to Manchester city centre. Our annual one day jamboree on June 9 was attended by...