October 13th, 2014
J Dickinson & Sons is a fourth generation business based on the M61 corridor west of Bolton, Lancashire. James Dickinson, the managing director, runs the business on a 17 acre site accepting waste from all around the country on their purpose-built site.
Dickinson gives a brief background on his company. “We were farmers when we first set up, selling horses to the army for both wars. Then we progressed in to horse and cart and haulage for the local area. In the 1980s, we saw a market for…
October 9th, 2014
Research has estimated that the average household contains seventeen cans of paint shoved in lofts, cellars and cupboards. Banned from most skips across the UK, they have a knack of turning up anyway. Some local authorities can accept them for disposal, but a lot refuse to treat them. Waste companies across the UK have their own ways of disposing of this type of material, but one scheme may prove a cheaper solution to the problem.
Community RePaint schemes collect reusable, leftover paint and re-distribute it to individuals, families,…
October 4th, 2014
Local authorities will soon be required to separately collect four types of material: glass, metal, paper and plastic. In order to determine whether this is needed in their circumstances, TEEP (that is, technically, environmentally and economically practicable) and necessity tests will be undertaken.
According to WRAP, necessity tests will look at whether it is “necessary to ensure that waste undergoes recovery operations in accordance with Article 4 and 13 of the Waste Framework Directive and to facilitate or improve recovery”.
Councils are seeking consultation advice on how they go about this and implement them in to their current practice. A Route…