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Ready, shreddy go… Trucks to light up the streets for Children’s Hospital

Each year, Coca Cola brings fizz to the Yuletide festivities by sending its iconic illuminated trucks out on the road. Now a Sheffield company has decided to give its own wagon a sparkling festive makeover. Confidential waste specialists Russell Richardson is aglow with Christmas cheer after adorning its giant shredding truck with

Yorkshire firm helps farmers to save thousands in energy savings

A Yorkshire-based beef farmer has saved more than £40,000 in energy bills since installing a unique solar system to power his farm. With the assistance of, Leeds-based off-grid energy solutions firm, Xerogrid, farmer David Brown has reduced his energy bills by 80 per cent and will no longer owe monthly costs

Data centre equipment specialist opts to bale with Riverside

Techbuyer – a global leader in the purchase, refurbishment and sale of IT equipment – has recently invested in a waste baler from Riverside Waste Machinery, in an effort to continually reduce the amount of waste material it sends to landfill. The RWM500 mill size machine supplied by the Boroughbridge-based provider

Yorkshire recycling stalwart retires from industry

Chris Oldfield, chairman of waste shredding specialist UNTHA UK, has announced his retirement from the recycling industry following a career spanning almost 50 years. He now fully hands over the reins of the Boroughbridge-based company to managing director Marcus Brew. With mechanical engineering, works and industrial management qualifications under his belt, Chris’s

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, BusinessWaste.co.uk   A national waste management company is expanding and has taken a five-year lease on premises in York.  BusinessWaste.co.uk 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

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