With the recent spell of hot weather has forced many of the local collections to alter their collection times for safety of their staff and provide less risk of pest infections, as a result of this, many councils have increased collections in parks and city centres. Some councils have atttracted scrutiny for not increasing their collections, Wigan for example are still on 3 week collections.
Waste Management Companies
A food waste trial run by the Bristol Waste Company aiming to get people thinking about how they could reduce their weekly food waste, Bristol families throw away on average £60 worth of food every month and the energy alone generated from food waste could actually power the city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.