We work with businesses of all sizes with a variety of commercial waste needs, to deliver recycling and waste services backed by our nationwide infrastructure.
Diversion from landfill
Find out more about how we recycle waste that businesses like yours
generate, and why it is important to recycle these individual waste streams.
What is glass waste?
Glass waste consists of containers, such as clean jars and bottles.
Why is it important to recycle glass?
Glass is one of the heaviest waste streams so segregating it can reduce the weight of your other bins, potentially reducing costs and making them safer to move. It can also be recycled an infinite amount of times!
How is glass recycled?
We collect glass from your site and transport it to reprocessors, who remelt the glass and make new glass jars and bottles, starting the cycle again.
2 examples of what can be recycled
- Glass Jars
- Glass Wine & Beer Bottles (clear, Green & Brown)
Dry Mixed Recycling
What is Dry Mixed Recycling (DMR)?
Dry Mixed Recycling (or DMR) is a mix of recyclable material collected in a single bin. Our DMR mix consists of cardboard, paper, plastic bottles, tins and cans.
Why is it important to recycle DMR?
DMR consists of the most common recyclable materials. Every two tonnes of mixed recyclables collected avoids one tonne of equivalent carbon emissions.
How is DMR recycled?
The material should be placed loose within the container and once collected the DMR is taken to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where it is sorted into its individual fractions before being baled and sent to be recycled into new products.
5 examples of what can be recycled
- Plastic bottles
Food waste collection
What is food waste?
Leftover food resulting from food preparation, restaurants and takeaways or packaged food waste that might have gone beyond its sell-by date.
Why are food waste collections important?
Food waste collections can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions whilst potentially saving your business money.
How is food waste recycled?
Food can be recycled via in-vessel composting; mixing food waste with garden waste to create a high-quality soil conditioner. Or via anaerobic digestion, which uses microorganisms to break down food waste which gives off methane. This is collected and converted into biogas and used to generate electricity, heat or transport fuels. It also creates a nutrient-rich digestate that can be used as a fertiliser.
5 examples of what can go into food waste collections
- Banana skins
- Plate scrapings
- Tea bags
- Vegetable peelings
What is General Waste?
General Waste consists of all non-recyclable waste, including low grade plastics, polythene and non recyclable packaging.
What happens to my General Waste?
Once it is collected, General Waste is taken to an Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facility where the energy value of the waste is recovered creating a source of renewable energy.
4 examples of what goes in General Waste
- Packaging contaminated with food - e.g. pizza boxes, unwashed jars or cans and sandwich packaging
- Plastic wrapping (bubble wrap)
- Hard plastics
- Crisp packets