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Refuse firm wins safety award

PUBLISHED: 16:35 28 May 2008 | UPDATED: 13:19 05 October 2010

WASTE disposal and recycling workers in London’s East End have won a top national safety gold medal. They have been awarded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ prestigious Gold Medal for their recycling centre at Northumberland Wharf on the Thames waterfront.

WASTE disposal and recycling workers in London's East End have won a top national safety gold medal.

They have been awarded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents' prestigious Gold Medal for their recycling centre at Northumberland Wharf on the Thames waterfront, by the Blackwall Tunnel.

The medal is for "demonstrating good occupational health and safety management, controlling risk and achieving low levels of error, harm and loss" over a period of five years.

The centre opened in 1987 by the Greater London Council above the entrance to the Blackwall Tunnel, is operated nowadays for Tower Hamlets Council by Veolia Environmental contractors.

It takes in waste collected by Tower Hamlets binmen and from businesses and industry across East London.


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