The retirement announcement of Alwyn Moss, the owner of a manure clearance company in Newmarket, has led to a buyer being found for his business. This development is a relief for racehorse trainers who rely on the disposal of horse manure, and highlights the importance of finding sustainable solutions for waste management in the horse racing industry.
Newmarket Racehorse Manure Clearance Company Finds Buyer
In a surprising turn of events, Alwyn Moss, the owner of a manure clearance company in Newmarket, has found a buyer for his business after announcing his retirement. Moss, who runs one of two companies that dispose of horse manure for the racing industry, expressed relief that his business will continue under new ownership.
The decision to retire was prompted by several factors, including difficulties in finding drivers who could safely maneuver his lorries around expensive and highly-strung racehorses. However, the main reason cited by Moss was the deteriorating condition of the Thetford EPR power station, which had been the primary destination for the company’s waste material. With the power station breaking down frequently due to its age, Moss felt it was necessary to ensure an alternative solution for the disposal of horse manure.
Fortunately, a sale agreement has been reached with Envar Ltd, a company that will take over the operations immediately. Envar’s head of commercial, Martin Graves, expressed his satisfaction in being able to offer the service back to the community and looks forward to working together in the years to come.
The news of a buyer for Moss’s business comes as a relief to racehorse trainers who rely on companies like his for the disposal of horse manure. Trainer Gay Kelleway, one of Moss’s customers, expressed her stress and concern upon hearing the retirement announcement. Kelleway emphasized the importance of regularly emptying the manure pit to prevent the attraction of rats and maintain a clean environment for the horses and neighboring areas. She called on the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) to find a more sustainable solution for the removal of horse muck, highlighting the need to be environmentally conscious and promote recycling.
The retirement of Moss and subsequent finding of a buyer for his business sheds light on the challenges faced by the horse racing industry in waste management. With hundreds of livery yards and private stables in East Anglia relying on companies like Moss’s, it becomes crucial to find sustainable and environmentally friendly methods for the disposal of horse manure. The plea made by Kelleway to the BHA for a biodegradable solution to this issue further emphasizes the need for the industry to prioritize environmental considerations.
As the Thetford EPR power station continues to face regular breakdowns and the demand for responsible waste management increases, finding innovative and sustainable solutions becomes imperative. It is hoped that the new ownership of Moss’s business will bring about positive changes in waste disposal practices within the Newmarket racing community.