Cardiff Extend Commercial Food Waste Trial
In a drive to compost as much food waste as possible from commercial premises in Cardiff and improve efficiency, the City of Cardiff Council’s Commercial Services conducted a successful trial involving a local Chinese restaurant using a larger 500 litre bin unit from Taylor.
The City Council has now commissioned a further 10 units in other busy commercial locations.
Commercial Waste Manager for the City Council, Lucy Payne, comments: “Maximising food waste collection is one of our priorities as we strive to meet ever increasing Welsh Government recycling targets and make Cardiff a cleaner, greener place to live.
“Anything that helps us in this pursuit is to be welcomed and since introducing the Taylor’s 500L unit, the collection crews have reported that the units are easier to maneuver and take less time to collect as opposed to multiple 240L plastic bins we’ve been using previously.”
The Council now plans to replace the plastic 240L bin with steel 500L containers for customers that produce large quantities of food waste, whilst proactively offering the mid-weight steel alternative to customers as part of its on-going commercial service.
80 Tonnes Of Clothing Recycled In Aid Of Charity
Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL) announced that staff and guests at Haven’s 35 UK holiday parks have recycled over 80 tonnes of clothing through donating unwanted clothes, shoes and accessories into recycling banks, raising vital money for charity.
This is the equivalent of the height of six London Shards stacked one on top of the other.
Tony Hosking, head of clothing collection division at SATCoL, said: “We have been working closely with Haven Holidays to promote clothes reuse and recycling with its employees and guests. The parks already had impressive green credentials and we’re so pleased to see staff and visitors making clothes recycling a priority too. Eighty tonnes is a great achievement.”
Profit raised from these donations of unwanted clothing will be shared between Haven’s chosen charity, BBC Children In Need and The Salvation Army, which supports people who are vulnerable and in need across the UK.
Biffa Waste Services & ALS Environmental Agree Contract Extension
ALS Environmental; one of the UK’s leading analytical service providers to the Waste Management sector, and Biffa Waste Services have agreed to extend their working relationship with an additional two year contract extension.
The extension means that ALS Environmental will provide analytical services to Biffa Waste Services in a working relationship that spans over two decades.
The extension to the analytical services agreement will see ALS Environmental perform over 100,000 analytical tests a year on samples from in excess of 70 open and closed landfill sites.
The analysis will be provided by ALS Environmentals Coventry laboratory, which is our centre of excellence for waste analysis.
Under UK law, Biffa Waste are responsible for monitoring any closed landfill sites for 25 years after the sites last use. ALS Environmental provides a range of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual tests to help Biffa demonstrate that all Environmental Agency (EA) requirements are met and exceeded to manage the risks associated with the closed landfill sites.
Biffa Waste provide ALS Environmental with over 1,000 analytical samples per month for a range of Organic and Inorganic chemical parameters. ALS Environmental provide analytical results to Biffa in a format that allows them to report data to the EA, as well as monitor and trend any site specific details.