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26th January

Council skip hire services get a lot of flack – John Crawford looks at the other side of the coin.

12th January

The Dungannon based waste processing specialists have appointed Paul Rothwell as their new managing director.

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Kiverco appoints Paul Rothwell as Managing Director

January 12th, 2015

KivercoThe Dungannon based waste processing specialists have appointed Paul Rothwell as their new managing director.
Founder and Directors Aidan and Anne McKiver are looking for Paul to work with them to develop and grow the business significantly.

Paul who has 30 years’ experience in management and leadership roles in a variety of competitive market led sectors in industrial manufacturing, food sector, retail, and service. Companies he worked for range from heavily structured and disciplined world-class PLC through to relatively small and informal local businesses.

When asked why he took on this…

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WAMITAB: Validate Delivers What Employers Want

January 5th, 2015

Launched in May 2014, with a strong focus on health and safety compliance, Validate is an on-the-job assessment tool, which complements and supports in-house training and relevant work experience. Employers and training providers have endorsed Validate as an easy-to-use tool for verifying training and skills in the workplace and to “validate” workplace competence.

Modular approach

The Validate assessment tool is adaptable and can be carried out by a company’s own supervisors or managers or they can opt to work with one of WAMITAB’s approved centres. Over 25 activities for assessment feature in the programme, covering:

• Waste and Recycling collection
• Street Cleansing
• Vehicles/Machinery
• General Operations

The modules…

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Watts in the Skip

500% increase on annual subsistence fees – really?!!!

December 18th, 2014

By Jenny Watts
In September 2014 the Environment Agency launched a consultation on its charging regime for 2015. Of key importance to UROC members is the Agency’s proposal to address long term poor performing Waste facilities and Installations by increasing the compliance charge factor where sites have been in Compliance Bands D, E or F for more than two consecutive years. UROC has responded to the consultation on behalf of its members and views the justification for the proposed additional price increase as unsatisfactory and lacking in transparency.

The key points made in the consultation response are as follows:

• Compliance Assessment…

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