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19th May

Probably one of the most aggravating topics of debate for drivers in recent years has been the constant, rising cost of fuel. Prices commanded at the pumps, up until recently were beginning to rise at an alarming rate, even forcing some drivers off the road. Fuel consumption is one of the most serious, contributing factors…

12th May

Fires at waste sites are unfortunately a common occurrence. It is estimated that there is approximately one every single day across the UK. With the rising number of fire-related deaths in the waste industry at landfill sites and recycling centres, it has never been more important to take a more serious approach to fire suppression.

6th May

Pest control is big news in the waste industry, particularly around spring time, where the problem can be more easily monitored and controlled before the heat of summer comes. It is around this time of the year to think about organising a system for setting up a pest control plan of action.

Press Releases

Matt Buckley takes charge of Boughton’s Service & Parts

May 22nd, 2015

Matt Buckley cr02Boughton Engineering, Britain’s longest established manufacturer of skip loaders and hook loaders, has appointed well-known industry figure, Matt Buckley as its new Service & Parts Manager, based at Wolverhampton.  Matt has a long and distinguished track record in the waste industry, having worked over time in senior management roles for some of the mainstream specialist equipment manufacturers and providers, plus the big hire fleet operations.

Skan Group Sales & Marketing Director, Steve Price says, “We are delighted to have Matt on board.  He has a deep understanding…

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Press Releases

Winners announced for the 2015 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management

May 22nd, 2015

Karla GowlettCommercial organisations, local authorities, community groups and individual recycling pioneers were honoured at the twelfth annual Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management 2015. The prestigious annual ceremony, organised by letsrecycle.com, took place at the Landmark Hotel in London, on Thursday, 14th May.

The awards were hosted by one of the most recognised faces and voices in British broadcasting, Eamonn Holmes. Sponsors of each category revealed the winners of the 11 highly-acclaimed Awards – widely acknowledged as the industry’s equivalent to the Oscars.

The panel of judges agreed the…

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Legal Advice

New Information Sharing Agreement Between HSE And EA / NRW

May 20th, 2015

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Environment Agency (EA)/Natural Resources Wales (NRW) have agreed to share information regarding poorly performing waste sites. In practical terms, this could mean that operators may be targeted by both regulators, with some visits being carried out jointly with the HSE and EA/NRW.

An information sharing agreement has been developed to enable inspectors at the HSE and EA/NRW to share information with other regulators. The HSE recognise that EA/NRW inspectors visit waste sites more often than HSE inspectors and therefore feel that this sharing of information regarding poorly performing sites would be useful…

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