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How to keep pests away from the workplace

Pests, especially rodents and flying insects, can be a big problem for recycling centres.

The types of materials collected and stored often have food and liquid residues and, as they are not cleaned, provide food for a variety of pests ...

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Fire Prevention Plans make you safer and more efficient

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Eliminating explosive dangers

Kevin Spiess of BS&B Safety Systems explains why the recycling industry must protect itself from dust explosion risk, and how it can do so

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