waste and recycling


Plastic bale collapse crushed worker

A recycling company has been sentenced after one of their employees was fatally crushed by falling plastic bales. Read More

Suez fine: Worker’s back injury preventable

An employee helped to manually move steps weighting in excess of 950kg, after repair works had taken place. As a result of this work, the employee sustained a back injury. Read More

Firm fined £30k after worker’s legs crushed

Company fined after an operative is injured falling 2-3 metres into a compactor chamber. Read More

JCB waste and recycling site safety videos launched

JCB has launched a series of online videos aimed at improving health and safety within the waste and recycling sectors. Read More

Veolia fine: £1m after reversing vehicle death

A Veolia employee suffered fatal injuries when he was run over by a reversing refuse collection vehicle (RCV) whilst he was walking across the yard, at the Ross Depot Waste Transfer Station in Folkestone. Read More

Councils face call to end box collections on safety grounds

The study by the University of Greenwich and published by IOSH warns that waste collection systems using boxes could be causing “significant” long-term musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) for workers. Read More

Council issues smaller recycling boxes to protect staff

South Lakeland District Council has started to issue residents with 44-litre rather than 55-litre blue recycling boxes in order to reduce the potential risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) to council staff and members of the public. Read More

Machine guarding incident results in amputation

Worker suffered a spiral fracture and an open wound to his left upper arm. Surgery to restore the blood supply to his arm was unsuccessful resulting in amputation of the arm. Read More

Recycling worker death: Jail term for director after dangerous baling machine still in operation five years after death

Worker entered the baling chamber of the machine to clear a blockage of waste materials that had caused the machine to stop. The machine automatically activated, and he suffered haemorrhaging, shock and severe traumatic injury to both legs Read More

Biffa joins fight against modern slavery

The recycling and waste management provider Biffa has become a founding member of the Slave-Free Alliance in time for Anti-Slavery Day. Read More



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