19Jan

Regulator Approves UK’s First Recycling Plant for Household Batteries

Posted on 19th January, 2021

Specialist waste management firm, WasteCare, has opened the UK’s first full-scale household battery recycling facility following approval from the Environment Agency (EA).  The £2 million state-of-the-art facility in Elland, West Yorkshire has processing capacity for 25,000 tonnes of household batteries meaning it can recycle all UK’s spent alkaline batteries and avoid them being shipped to…

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05Nov

WasteCare November COVID-19 Update

Posted on 5th November, 2020

Managing your waste through lockdown and beyond It has been eight long months since the UK’s first lockdown, intended to delay the spread of COVID-19. As many predicted, the onset of winter has brought a further increase in the infection rates and the government have responded with a second national lockdown, commencing today. We wish…

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04Sep

Defra to set legally binding waste targets to ‘build back greener’

Posted on 4th September, 2020

The government is to planning to set legally binding recycling and waste targets under its Environment Bill to help the country “build back greener” once the Covid-19 pandemic has passed. Waste management-related targets will look to increase resource productivity and cut the amount of residual waste and plastic pollution generated in the UK, in a…

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30Jul

TrolleyCare trial successfully installed at Asda supermarket

Posted on 30th July, 2020

TrolleyCare is the latest service to be offered by WasteCare in response to health and safety issues brought to light by the recent Coronavirus pandemic. Utilising the same electrostatic misting technology used to decontaminate workspaces and vehicles, the TrolleyCare machine also kills 99.99% of all known bacteria and viruses. The electrostatically charged micro droplets of…

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23Jun

Travel Safely – Vehicle Sterilisation Service

Posted on 23rd June, 2020

Following this week’s successful launch of Bradford Council’s vehicle decontamination service, the WasteCare Group are expanding the service across the country. WasteCare and Bradford Council have together launched the first public service for decontaminating all types of vehicles, both public and private. Standard prices for the service are £5 per car and £10 per commercial…

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19Mar

Update – COVID-19

Posted on 19th March, 2020

The situation regarding CoviD-19 is constantly developing and its effects on everyday life moving forward may be uncertain, however WasteCare is certain to continue operating at an effective operational capacity. There are currently no changes to the frequency of our service and will endeavour to continue delivering the same quality service you have come accustom…

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10Mar

Pressure builds on aerosol volcano!

Posted on 10th March, 2020

Like the fridge mountain in 2018 we are now experiencing a growing backlog of waste aerosol cans awaiting recovery. Despite a growing recycling sector, for far too long the UK has failed to keep up with sufficient investment to meet demand. As with many industrial sectors Britain seems reluctant to put sufficient money into new…

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10Mar

Covid-19: Being prepared

Posted on 10th March, 2020

Our Government appears to be taking a cautious but pragmatic approach to the risks associated with the spread of the latest virus and worldwide reaction. As a business our initial responsibility is to our colleagues and customers. We are closely following Government advice, while ensuring that should anyone who may be at high risk self-isolates….

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10Mar

Paper market concerns continue

Posted on 10th March, 2020

An international warning of price pressures in the recovered – waste – paper market has come from the global organisation, BIR.  The French president of the recovered paper division of BIR, which is a global recycling industry federation, has warned that not all recovered  paper will find an outlet in current markets. The situation has…

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10Mar

Revised on-pack recycling labels go live

Posted on 10th March, 2020

OPRL – the On-Pack Recycling Label organisation – has launched a new labelling system in an attempt to help consumers work out what to do with packaging. The ‘simplified’ labels follow a long period of discussion and for the majority of packaging will now advise consumers to either ‘Recycle’ or ‘Don’t Recycle’. Previously the labels…

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