News In Brief: Norfolk’s HWRC Contract, Wiltshire Site Closures & More

Norse Takes Over Norfolk’s HWRCs

26-02-14(4)picNorse Commercial Services has taken over the responsibility for running Norfolk’s 19 household recycling centres around the county in a £5m annual contract. The company recently agreed a 10-year deal with seven Norfolk district and city councils for the recycling of dry materials at its MRF on the outskirts of Norwich, due to commence in October of this year.

“This new agreement brings the various facilities and processes around the county together,” commented Norse Environmental Waste Solutions’ operations director David Newell. “It is a great example of a joined-up approach that will help keep Norfolk amongst the leading recycling counties in the country; which of course is very good news for local residents and taxpayers.”

Waste2Tricity Making Strides In Thailand

Waste2Tricity Limited has signed an agreement with the PowerHouse Energy (PHE) Group plc to make its Thai subsidiary company, Waste2Tricity International (Thailand), the sole vendor for the Pyromex system in Thailand, with an agreement in principle for the exclusive right to manufacture the Thai systems.

The systems will be used for small scale hazardous and clinical waste destruction, relying on gate fees for its revenue stream, different approach to the comapny’s large scale Alter plasma technology, where waste derived feedstock is efficiently converted to electricity for the grid. Waste2Tricity International (Thailand) is in negotiation with PHE for the delivery of the first 25 tonne-per-day unit which will be delivered by the end of 2014.

Bob Bilington To Leave Geesink Norba

07-05-14-Bob-BillingtonGeesink Norba’s UK business director, Bob Billington, is to leave the organisation in Jubne, it has announced, citing personal reasons as the reason for his departure.

Bob has been at Geesink Norba for two years and the company will announce a successor in due course. Bob said: “I’ll be working on until later in June and will still be attending both the IFAT and PAWRS shows, but to ensure a smooth transition we’ve started passing many of my responsibilities on to my colleagues. It’s been a pleasure working with Geesink Norba for the last two years and I wish the company and everyone here all the best in the future.”

Wiltshire “Mini Recycling Centres’ Closed To Save £100k

All 126 of Wiltshire Council’s mini recycling sites have been closed in a move that will save the Council around £100,000 a year, it has announced. The Council says that the vast majority of recycling is done via household collections, and it forecast only 3,000 tonnes would be collected via the mini sites this year meaning it was not economically viable to continue their operation.

Liberal Democrat spokesman, Councillor Jon Hubbard, opposed the closures, however and said it could end up costing Wiltshire Council taxpayers more in landfill tax. “When they are closed the people who use them are more likely to put their waste into landfill collections and the council will have to pay landfill tax on it.”

Recycling Bags Available At Local Library For Newport Residents

To help make it even easier for local resents to recycle, newport City Council has made plastic bags for food and plastic waste available from the city’s libraries… but it is not expecting them to be returned there once finished with!

Councillor Ken Critchely, cabinet member for infrastructure, said: “Recycling is important and the council tries to make it as easy as possible for its residents to do so. The latest initiative of having bags for plastics and food available at local libraries… is designed to make it easier for residents to collect and ensure they can carry on recycling.”


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