Recycling @ Nationwide Waste Services

Recycling

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At Nationwide Waste Services we believe that bringing savings to our customers’ pockets also means that our environment benefits too. By providing a full and ethical waste management and recycling service, we can help your business improve its efficiencies and help save you money.

At Nationwide Waste Services we believe that bringing savings to our customers’ pockets also means that our environment benefits too. By providing a full and ethical waste management and recycling service, we can help your business improve its efficiencies and help save you money.

We also love helping our customers with any queries they have which is why we have included some interesting facts and figures about recycling different products such as glass and paper which you can access from the menu above. However, if you’re interested in learning more about the recycling process of commercial and trade waste then please read on.

In the UK we produce over 100 million tonnes of waste every year both domestically and commercially, with the average person throwing away roughly their own body weight in waste approximately every six weeks.

From food waste from takeaways and restaurants, to office paper recycling and general waste disposal from retail outlets, after the waste has been collected from site by one of our waste collection partners, it is taken to a materials recycling facility where it is sorted for recycling.

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At the MRF (Materials Recycling Facility) the waste which has been collected from businesses is placed in a hopper in preparation to be sorted. It is then fed into a large rotating cylindrical drum which screens the waste allowing for the smaller particles to drop through whilst transporting the larger items of trade waste upwards to the manual sorting stage.

It is at this stage in the recycling process that the waste passes through a staffed picking line. Here, trained workers sort out the waste as it passes through by manually picking out the different types of recyclables into large holding bays.

Glass, paper, cardboard and plastics for example are then baled, compacted (or kept loose depending on the resource type) and then loaded on to waiting trucks to be delivered on to the next stage of their recyclable journey.

Plastic bottles, for instance, can be used to create fleeces and football kits. Paper is turned into a pulp and recycled into other grades of paper and cardboard.

Not everything you throw away can be recycled however, which is why we offer customers a complete general waste collection and disposal service that is compliant with all relevant environmental legislations for their general waste.

Landfill Tax

Bearing in mind that landfill operators have implemented cost increases, as well as the continuing hikes in landfill tax and waste disposal costs, the advantages of our service far outweigh traditional waste disposal methods, as alongside the environmental benefits waste recycling and reuse brings, customers can save on average between 10-15% on their annual waste management costs also.

In a nutshell, we make recycling easy, minimising the cost to the planet and the cost to your pocket.