Gardner Aerospace, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of aerospace parts, has achieved zero waste to landfill at its Derby facility by working with recycling and waste management company FCC Environment.
Previously, the majority of the waste from Gardner Aerospace’s new state-of-the-art manufacturing and dispatch facility in Derby went to landfill.
From January 2013, FCC Environment has been working towards diverting 100 percent of the site’s waste away from landfill disposal.
After auditing the waste produced at the Derby facility, FCC Environment’s expert team recommended separating different materials for recycling together with recovering energy from the remaining materials that cannot be recycled.
This plan was implemented and now FCC Environment diverts all of Gardner Aerospace’s waste away from landfill instead of paying £72 for every tonne in landfill tax.
FCC Environment collects waste directly from the Derby site, which goes to its brand new £3.2m materials recycling facility (MRF) in Alfreton, which separates materials that can be recycled.
The left over waste is used to generate renewable energy at FCC Environment’s Eastcroft plant in Nottingham, which provides steam for an extensive district heating system.
Gardner Aerospace fabricates and supplies aerospace parts to leading aircraft manufacturers such as Airbus. The international company employs over 1,500 people at sites across the UK, France, Poland and India.
Gardner Aerospace has now achieved the environmental management system certification, ISO14001, as a result of its zero waste accomplishment.