Non-general, recyclable waste is much cheaper for our clients to dispose of and so our role is to ensure our clients’ recycling rates are as high as possible. We report on this monthly for most of our clients and have a plan for the year that is tracked and reported on monthly. Some waste streams have a value and we ensure our clients receive maximum rebates where possible, validated by our team who constantly watch and analyse the UK rebate indices.
The materials handled include:
Packaging and the like can be recycled up to six times. We obtain rebates for cardboard where it’s baled. If a client doesn’t have the volume to warrant a baler, we still achieve significantly lower disposal costs than if the material was taken away as general waste.
All types of glass can be recycled again and again. Hotels, restaurants and leisure facilities generate significant amounts of glass which can easily be segregated and taken away in 240 or 360-litre containers with low disposal costs.
Plastic waste comes in many forms, from soft plastic found in wrappings to hard plastic like coat hangers or manufacturing offcuts. Plastic waste can be melted or re-ground to form new products. We obtain rebates for plastic scrap, with the value depending on the quality and whether it’s mixed with other types or grades of plastic.
Wood waste comes in many forms, from wood chips that are classified as green waste through to wood offcuts and even pallets. It’s an organic material that is environmentally friendly and can be used in various applications from fertilizer to fuel.