Walleys Quarry Company Changes Name and “ Reduces Landfill Operations ”
The company that operates a controversial landfill site that has been the subject of community protests over foul odors has changed its name.
Red Industries, which ultimately controls the Silverdale, Newcastle site, renamed its company Red Industries RM to Walleys Quarry Ltd.
Red Industries says the name change is due to the changing nature of its business by reducing its landfill operations.
He adds that a new website will also be created to keep the local community informed of updates to the site.
But activists – who marched through Red Industries headquarters in Newcastle this week after a 200-strong protest – questioned whether the company was trying to distance itself from high-profile issues in Walleys’ career.
Stop the Stink activist Nathan Wint said: “This could be for a number of reasons. They could be preparing to leave the site, or it could be because there has been a lot of attention from the press and media around the landfill.
“But they made this change and let people draw their own conclusions, rather than contacting us and telling us why they changed the name and sign outside the landfill.
“It would be better if they could communicate more with us on things like this, rather than leaving it to us to draw our own conclusions. It needs to be clearer.”
A spokesperson for Red Industries said, “Red Industries has expanded its range of services since its inception in 2006. Going forward, our waste treatment and sustainable operations will continue to grow as our landfill operations continue to grow. will shrink.
As part of our commitment to keep the local community informed about our landfill activities at Walley’s Quarry, we are creating a new website where information can be shared.
The company changed its name on April 27 and retained the same board of directors.
Walleys Quarry and its operator have drawn thousands of complaints from across North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent over a rotten egg smell which some say causes headaches, coughs and pain eyepieces.
The “Stop The Stink” campaign has been underway for months and regular demonstrations are organized by residents outside the quarry gates.
Even Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged his support for local residents.