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Celtic Recycling celebrates success in the RoSPA Awards 2012

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Celtic Recycling has had its approach to the prevention of accidents and ill health recognised in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2012. It has won a Silver award in the annual scheme, which dates back to 1956 and is the largest and longest-running awards programme of its kind in the UK.

The RoSPA Awards scheme recognises commitment to accident and ill health prevention and is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. It does not just look at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement.

David Rawlins, awards manager at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), a safety charity with a 95-year history, said: “The RoSPA Awards programme provides well-deserved recognition for the winners and spurs on other organisations to raise their standards of accident and ill health prevention. We congratulate Celtic Recycling Ltd on its success and encourage it, and all our other winners, to remain committed to safety and health, an approach that is well recognised to be good for workers and the bottom line.”

The majority of RoSPA’s awards are non-competitive, marking achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations maintaining high standards can win gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction. Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 sectors, and specialist awards recognise excellence in specific areas, such as the management of occupational road risk.

State-of-the-art facility unveiled at Queensway Meadows, Newport

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Celtic Recycling, the UK leader in the decommissioning and recycling of end of life heavy electrical equipment is delighted to announce the completion of its £5 million development at Queensway Meadows, Newport.

Derelict site at Queensway Meadows, Newport
Derelict site at Queensway Meadows, Newport
Phase 1 completion, refurbishment of derelict building
Phase 1 completion, refurbishment of derelict building
Heavy load bay with dedicated abnormal load entrance
Heavy load bay with dedicated abnormal load entrance
Heavy load bay equipped with 2 x 63 tonne gantry cranes
Heavy load bay equipped with 2 x 63 tonne gantry cranes
Unit 29 exterior and weighbridge
Unit 29 exterior and weighbridge
Delivery of first transformer to heavy load bay
Delivery of first transformer to heavy load bay

Following acquisition in 2008, development of the derelict 4.1 acre site was split into two phases. 

The first phase involved the total refurbishment of the existing building providing 16,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space for the disposal, processing and recycling of end of life heavy electrical equipment as well as the treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes. 6,000 sq. ft. of modern office space and training facilities were also constructed as part of the first phase development which completed in 2010.

Phase 2 of the expansion commenced in September 2011 and included the construction of two new industrial units, security lodge, weighbridge and new access road from the public highway.   Designed to accept abnormal loads, the newly constructed road provides dedicated access from the public highway to the new 10,000 sq. ft. heavy load bay.

Equipped with 2 x 63 tonne gantry cranes each fitted with 20 tonne auxiliary hoists, the new heavy load bay also features a 5,000 sq. ft. processing/storage area and additional hot work facilities which historically have been undertaken exclusively at Pyle, Bridgend.

The second unit constructed as part of the phase 2 development provides overhead lift capacity of up to 20 tonnes, 13,500 sq. ft. of additional storage space, a dedicated SF6 processing area and laboratory.

Following successful completion of the development, the very first transformer was received into the heavy load bay for dismantling on the 8th May 2012.
Celtic Recycling is committed to providing innovative recycling and waste management solutions to the industry.

The newly developed facilities at Queensway Meadows, Newport are unique within the UK at the present time, and to the best of our knowledge, unrivalled within Europe.

As we continue to service and develop our UK based clients, work is increasingly being sourced from Europe and the Far East.

Queensway Meadows, Newport is located just off Junction 24 of the M4, complementing existing operations at Bridgend and Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

For further details about the services provided by Celtic Recycling and the facilities available at Queensway Meadows, Newport please contact sharon.bloomfield@celtic-recycling.co.uk

Welsh councils encouraged to reveal end markets

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

The Welsh Assembly Government is urging councils to divulge where their recyclable materials are sent for reprocessing after rejecting proposals to make this a legal obligation.

Jane Davidson, environment minister, WAG

Jane Davidson, environment minister, WAG

 We must stop thinking of waste as something we need to dispose of and start thinking of it as a resource

 
Jane Davidson, environment minister, WAG 

The WAG is encouraging the 22 local authorities in Wales to make use of amendments to the waste database WasteDataFlow to report a range of end markets for recovered material – as opposed to just one destination as was the case in the past.

The mechanism to do this will be also be available to councils in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland when it comes into effect to report data for the period October to December 2010. This data will be made available in March 2011.

The WAG had previously considered proposals to make local authorities legally obligated to report end markets for material to encourage transparency and encourage material to be reprocessed locally.

However, plans tabled by Assembly Member Nerys Evans in February 2008 were criticised for the potential cost involved and loss of competitive advantage (see letsrecycle.com story).

The new amendments to WasteDataFlow have no binding obligation for councils to report the outcomes.

A spokeswoman for the WAG told letsrecycle.com that councils would be “encouraged” to make use of the opportunity as there is “no big stick” in the form of penalties backing up the initiative.

Environment minister Jane Davidson, who had supported Ms Evans’ attempts to drive councils to reveal end markets, welcomed this latest move to encourage councils to offer greater transparency over their recycling.

She said: “We must stop thinking of waste as something we need to dispose of and start thinking of it as a resource. By keeping as much as possible of this waste in Wales local authorities can generate much-needed funds, while Welsh industries won’t need to look overseas for raw materials.

“It is still better to recycle overseas than to landfill at home. But it is greener and makes more financial sense to process recycling here in Wales where Welsh local authorities, businesses and jobs can benefit.”

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Proposals for greater transparency around recycling appeared again in the Wales Municipal Waste Sector Plan – which is intended to feed into the Towards Zero Waste strategy for Wales. In the Sector Plan, it was identified that there was a need for local authorities to “report more accurately”.

Under the previous WasteDataFlow system, councils had to report the final destination of their waste which was categorised by facility type. However, under the new system, councils will be able to put a company and site name against the end location for the material in the question.

The WAG, Environment Agency Wales and the Welsh Local Government Association are working closely with local authorities to help them to make the most of the new system.