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Boroughbridge-based Riverside celebrates 20-year milestone

The past 20 years have been quite a whirlwind for the waste and recycling industry, with recessions, regulations, landfill tax hikes and technological innovations just some of the notable talking points. But the last two decades have also seen the growth of baler specialist Riverside Waste Machinery. The company – originally founded by

Yorkshire Air Ambulance sign new five-year recycling deal with BIU Group

Bagging up the stuff Yorkshire folk no longer need has raised more than £2.5m for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  And, donations from unwanted shoes, clothes and household textiles will continue to generate funds for the rapid response emergency charity after it signed a new five-year deal with its recycling partner, the BIU

Waste consultancy expands to new location

Pictured is David Adams, managing director,   A national waste management company is expanding and has taken a five-year lease on premises in York. works with companies and organisations to save money on waste collection, disposal and recycling services.  Launched by managing director David Adams 18 months ago, the company has moved

“Last Musketeer” hangs up his keys

Pictured are John Oakes, front centre, flanked by his brothers   The last of a trio of brothers, dubbed the "three musketeers", has finally retired from Morley-based quarry and recycling firm Mone Bros. John Oakes, who together with recently retired brothers Geoff and Sav, had all been driving tipper lorries for a combined total

IT recycling specialist strengthens management team

Bradford-based IT recycling specialist Ucan Recycling has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Anne-Marie Parkinson.  Anne-Marie will take on the new role of Office and Compliance Manager, to support the Community Interest Company (CIC) with its continued growth.  Established in 2010, Ucan provides a free IT collection service for businesses,

CIC proves social agenda is good for environment, community and the bottom line

A Community Interest Company (CIC) that specialises in ensuring the 100 per cent reuse and recycling of redundant IT equipment, has proved that a strong social agenda can benefit the environment, the local community and the financial robustness of the business. Six years ago, Ucan Recycling was a one-man-band operating from

Mone Brothers launch Euros “play your card right”

Staff at the Mone Brothers waste transfer and recycling site in New Farnley have hit on a novel way of drumming up business during the European football Championships in France. Drawing inspiration from Bruce Forsyth’s Play Your Cards Right TV show, customers attending the site three times during the tournament will

Boroughbridge-based UNTHA UK launches roadshow of events for 2016

Industrial shredding specialist UNTHA UK is finalising plans for its 2016 roadshow of events. The popular waste, recycling and alternative fuel production experts are always seen at exhibitions and conferences throughout the country. But this year, the calendar will look somewhat different for the well-known Boroughbridge-based company. For the next 12 months,

North Yorkshire shredding specialist appoints new MD

North Yorkshire based industrial shredding specialist UNTHA UK has appointed a new managing director. Marcus Brew takes the reins at the helm of the company, following a promotion from his previous role of sales director. Chris Oldfield, who has led the shredding business since 1997, will become chairman, concentrating on UNTHA

Lord Haskins opens new In-Vessel Composting facility

A new state of the art In-Vessel Composting (IVC) facility developed by East Riding-based recycling company Biowise, which also trades under the name Wastewise, was opened today by Lord Haskins. Over a hundred guests joined Lord Haskins and Biowise management at the opening event, including representatives from local businesses, funding organisations,