Who Manages Our Waste - Mitie

Friday, 1 September 2017 11:21:28 Europe/London

You may not have heard of Mitie, they provide a range of services including providing recycling bins, food waste solutions and secure confidential waste destruction.  They work with the philosophy of preventing waste at is source and if unavoidable they will consider solutions to help the customre reuse or recycle.  

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Who Manages Our Waste - PHS Group

Monday, 21 August 2017 11:00:52 Europe/London

No doubt you would have seen PHS vans travveling around, operating since 1963 when they started as a sanitary product disposal service have now expanded to become a leading provider or workplace services, everything from washroom supplies, matting, floorcare as well as waste and recycling facilities.

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Who Manages Our Waste - Suez (Sita UK)

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:15:42 Europe/London

Part of Suez Environment, Sita UK is a multinational water and waste treatment company, currently employing over 5500 staff over 300 locations in UK and run everything from recycling centres to shredding facilities.  They currently recover around 5 million tonnes of waste per year and this is ever increasing and have contributed over £100 million to community and environmental projects.  

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Who Manages Our Waste - Viridor

Monday, 7 August 2017 11:16:47 Europe/London

Viridor have 2 arms of business, recycling and resources and energy, the waste that they collect is recycled and turned into new products.  The company has more than 320 recycling and energy facilities across the UK and looking like it is continually growing.  A recently opened facilitiy in Glasgow has helped create over 250 jobs and estimated to save the council £254m over their 5 year contract.    

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Who Manages Our Waste - Biffa

Thursday, 3 August 2017 15:18:51 Europe/London

Biffa is one of the UK's leading waste management and recycling companies in the UK, originally a haulage company when it used to take coal to London to fire power stations.  They have over 190 sites across the country and provides waste management to over 2.4 million households and collect over 4 millions bins per week

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Who Manages Our Waste - Veolia

Monday, 24 July 2017 13:31:24 Europe/London

Veolia are one of the leading environmental solutions firms in the UK, they provide many services including energy and waste management solutions.  They operate around the world focusing on waste recovery and employs over 187,000 people across many of their sectors.  

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Changes to Waste Collection in Colchester

Monday, 12 June 2017 10:32:58 Europe/London

Waste collections are changing in Colchester, due to the budget cuts, the council have had to introduce changes to services to save money.  Residents have now had 180 litre wheelie bins delivered alongside brown wheelie bins for garden waste, they have been informed that if they recycle the correct items they should have space in their general waste wheelie bin.  

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Food Waste Caddies come to Devon

Monday, 22 May 2017 09:20:46 Europe/London

Most food waste which is not available for kerbside collections end up going to landfill via your normal waste bin, Devon have now introducted the food waste caddy for their residents to go alongside their regular recycling collections, this is part of their 'recycle more' project which aims to help reduce council costs by £340,000 per year.

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Lewisham Introduces Food Waste Collections

Monday, 13 March 2017 11:17:31 Europe/London

One way to boost recycling rates is to introduce food waste collections, this is what Lewisham have done, with this they have changed from weekly collections to fortnightly collections with the aim to increase the borough recycling rates to 24.8%.  This change has been issued due to estimations show that almost 39% of rubbish put into the general waste bin is food waste.

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Household Rubbish on the Rise

Friday, 24 February 2017 11:39:42 Europe/London

Household rubbish is on the rise, with landfills filing up quickly, now is the time to try and reduce the amount that is heading into your general waste bin at home.  Stats show that in 2007 we only recycled 18% of our waste, that has gone up in recent years but we are still below the EU average.  

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