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News in brief (26/05/21)

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With news on: Enva to manage waste for Scotland landmarks; Glasgow invests in bigbelly bins;  FCC picks up two awards; CCC invests in wet recycling plant; and, Oswestry Waste Paper replaces baler

Enva to manage waste for Scotland landmarks

Enva Scotland has won a contract to manage waste and recycling for 94 sites managed by Historic Environment Scotland (HES).

Enva will supply waste management services to  landmarks such as Edinburgh castle

This will include some of the country’s landmarks such as Edinburgh, Urquhart and Stirling castles.

The company will provide solutions for over 60 different waste streams and help HES to meets its climate action plan targets.

Commenting the award of the contract Enva’s sales director, Stephen Cameron, said that the company is looking forward to partnering with HES “to deliver a best-in-class resource management performance”.

He continued: “This will be achieved through continual assessment of the waste being produced and the services provided. Wherever possible we will seek to introduce innovation to increase the range and volume of materials being recycled and made available for use in the circular economy. I am confident our hugely experienced account management team will continue to deliver efficiencies and support HES in meeting their admirable climate action plan targets.”

Glasgow invests in bigbelly bins 

Glasgow city council has replaced 21 bins on one of its busiest streets with 12 ‘bigbelly’ solar compacting units, distributed by Egbert Taylor.

Buchannan Street is one of Glasgow’s busiest streets

This follows a 12 week trial, where  collections were reduced by 90% with efficiency levels jumping to 96%.

Efficiency levels are based on council operatives emptying a Bigbelly unit only when full or nearly full, a process that is facilitated by sensor technology, which provides real-time status updates on the fill level of each unit. When they are ready to be emptied, they let the team know.

John Hughes, programme manager at Glasgow city council, said: “Our goal is to make Glasgow as sustainable as possible, and to optimise the resources we have available to us. With the introduction of solar compacting bins this is helping us to achieve both. We receive real time fill levels alerts on the bins which enables us to make informed decisions around the collections.”


FCC picks up two awards

FCC Environment picked up two prestigious awards at the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) Risk Excellence Awards.

Paul Stokes was awarded the IIRSM president’s commendation

FCC Environment won the Barry Holt Award for outstanding risk practice and the company’s head of safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ), Paul Stokes was awarded the IIRSM President’s commendation.

Commenting on the award success, Mr Stokes said: “I am absolutely delighted that FCC Environment has won the Barry Holt Award for Outstanding Risk Practices, and to have received the President’s commendation.

“These awards are testament to the hard work and dedication of all our staff in upholding the highest possible standards to ensure everyone stays safe at work.”

CCC invests in wet recycling plant

Liverpool-based company CCC Waste Recycling is investing in a waste recycling plant from wet processing business CDE.

According to CCC, the plant is set to be one of the UK’s highest capacity construction and demolition waste recycling plants.

A 3D concept of the CCC Waste plant

The plant will process incoming inert construction and demolition waste from site excavations, muck away services for building projects and skip hire operations.

CCC director Sean Munro said: “With the support of CDE we’re taking our first steps into wet processing to maximise the quality and quantity of the recycled aggregate we produce. The end result of this partnership will be a valuable asset for the North West, providing us with the technological capability and engineering capacity to play a major role in advancing the circular economy.”

Oswestry Waste Paper replaces baler

Oswestry Waste Paper has replaced its PAAL baling press with a Kadant PAAL Konti V600j series.

Oswestry’s upgrade is part of a £500k investment

It marks the final part of a £500, investment to upgrade equipment at the company’s Oswestry site in recent months.

The new baler is the first one in the UK with a large bale format and is designed to process up to 55 tonnes per hour.

The Oswestry site currently processes 1000 tonnes per week of multiple grades of waste paper and works alongside parent company Recycling UK Ltd.

Processed material from the site is predominantly collected in Shropshire, Cheshire, North Wales and the West Midlands.

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