waste and recycling


Environmental management services company fined after worker fatally crushed

An environmental management services company has been fined after a worker was fatally injured by a reversing vehicle. Read More

Recycling firm sentenced as employee dies after being trapped in machinery

A waste recycling firm, its director and site manager have been sentenced after an employee died and a second employee was seriously injured when they became trapped inside machinery. Read More

Waste and recycling company fined for safety failings

A waste and recycling company has been fined after an employee sustained serious injuries to his arm when it became entangled in the automatic roof sheeting mechanism of a visiting articulated truck. Read More

Waste recycling company fined after employee fatally injured

Enva Scotland Limited has been fined following an incident where a 28-year-old employee, Martin Kane, was fatally injured whilst cleaning a mobile shredder. Read More

Workplace fatality figures released for 2019/20

The construction sector has had the highest number of workplace fatalities over the last 12 months, with falling from height still recorded as the most common cause of work-related death. The latest HSE figures also highlight the risks to older workers, with 27% of fatal injuries occurring to workers aged over 60. Read More

Veolia launches guide on ‘safely’ reopening recycling centres

Resource management company, Veolia UK, recently issued a guide, titled ‘Local Authority Guidance on the Safe reopening of HWRC Networks‘ to help local authorities and contractors to “safely reopen” household waste recycling centres (HWRC) during the COVID-19 lockdown. Read More

Director struck off after serious safety breaches

The director of a waste transfer company has been found guilty and banned from being a company director after knowingly exposing employees to serious unsafe working conditions. Read More

Fine after serious crush at recycling plant

A recycling company has been ordered to pay £25,000 after an employee was crushed between a Refuse Collection Vehicle (RCV) and a mini digger. Read More

Safety training company will be exhibiting at Safety & Health Expo 2019

A training company for waste and recycling industries, will be exhibiting at the Safety & Health Expo 2019, to showcase its one-day safety course. Read More

Viridor fined after worker suffers life-changing injuries

A worker’s hand was seriously injured by defective hydraulic cutters, leading to a £131,000 fine for a recycling and waste management company. Read More



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