Dr Becky Wheeler

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Raising The Profile of Organics Recycling

Turbulent times for British farmers are showing no signs of letting up. Recent rapid increases in fertiliser prices are hitting hard, leaving a lot of farmers questioning what they can do to safeguard their yields. But there are alternatives…

Winners of Best Re-Use of Materials Award

We can’t quite believe it! Our hard working restoration team, led by Paul and Graham, transformed the former Rossington Colliery in Yorkshire into grassland, wildflowers and native woodland using only on-site colliery spoil and recycled sources of organic matter and plant nutrients…

We’re Hiring! – Telehandler /Plant Operator

Due to continued expansion, the 4R Group are looking for a skilled Telehandler / Plant Operator based in the Northwest of England. Please click for more details.

Autumn Spreading & The Farming Rules for Water

The Farming Rules for Water have been causing quite a stir in the farming and organic’s recycling industry over the past few weeks. The recent Regulatory Position Statement published by the Environment Agency on the spreading of organic manures for this autumn has fuelled significant interest, debate and confusion right across the sector…

New EA Consultation on Technical Competence Requirements

The requirement to have a nominated Technically Competent Manager, or TCM, has been a long-standing requirement under environmental permit conditions. But the EA are proposing to make changes to these requirements to ensure ‘poor performers receive additional supervision by TCMs to rectify non-compliances and reduce risk’. It’s time to have your say…

A sad farewell to Diane & Richard Rogers

Today we said goodbye to Richard and Diane Rogers who are retiring after being with us almost from the start.
These two really have gone above and beyond for us over the years and we couldn’t be more grateful. We wish them both all the best for the future and hope they have a wonderful and very well-deserved retirement…

*QP Update* Call for funding the Compost & AD QP Revisions

REA Organics, together with ADBA, CIWM and ESA trade associations have just released their call for funding the compost and anaerobic digestion Quality Protocol revisions. If you or your business are reliant on these vital End of Waste frameworks, it’s time to make your pledge…

Clean Sweep for Achilles Audit 2020

Our hard working team celebrated a clean sweep across the board in our sixth Achilles Verify audit. Our annual UVDB B2 Verify Accreditation audit on our management systems and operational procedures was all done online this year and we are obviously really pleased with our scores! Well done team!

NVZs for Wales

It’s been on the table for a long time, but earlier this month, the Welsh Government announced the whole of Wales will become an NVZ, to start being phased in as early as this spring. This will impact farming practices across the country…

Review of Farming Rules for Water

The Farming Rules for Water, underpinned by the Reduction and Prevention of Agricultural Diffuse Pollution Regulations (England) were originally published in April 2018. At the time, a review of these rules were promised after three years – and it’s happening now…