At B & W Services we believe in the recycling
of all materials wherever possible, all of our waste is sorted into different
categories and taken to licensed and reputable waste disposal recycling contractors.
Our target is 75% of everything we process, a goal we have achieved in 4 of the
last 5 years.
Recycling saves energy and enables us to
reduce our carbon emissions.
We are proud to say that and as a result of our networking
we have been able to organize the re-use of substantial amounts of furniture
and effects gathered from house clearances
We can take
to be recycled any quantity of:
waste is taken to the Woodhorn Group where it is
turned into a range of high quality peat free composts
and soil conditioning products
- Wood and
wooden furniture without any upholstery is also taken there
and processed into a woodchip suitable for board making and a renewable
Did you know that it takes 1000 times more carbon
dioxide to produce a new piece of furniture than to deliver and install a used
Each household in the UK has on average 750kg of
furniture (three quarters of a ton). Think of the huge reduction in carbon
dioxide that could be achieved if even 10% of this furniture was reused!
When we carry out any waste disposal work, all
items that simply cannot be reused (perhaps broken / damaged / faulty) are
recycled. The waste is sorted into separate recycling streams and taken to the
appropriate areas which are now at all Waste Transfer Stations (tips). This
enables up to 75% of these materials to be recycled. Whilst recycling is less
efficient in terms of CO2 than reuse, it preserves virgin resources. So there
is a far smaller environmental footprint when recycled materials are used in
the manufacturing process.
The way that we do it
All Licensed Waste Carriers transport waste to Waste
Transfer Stations (WTS), who then recycle some and landfill the rest. However,
if the waste is not pre sorted by the carrier into different waste streams, the
WTS will send much more of that waste to landfill. The reason is simple.
Responsible WTS have separate areas to deposit recyclables such paper, metal,
plastic, and biomass. Waste that contains mixtures of these materials has to be
deposited in a general waste area. Only 40% of this general waste gets recycled
compared to 85% in the specific materials as. We presort the waste to achieve a
far higher recycling rate than would otherwise be the case.
We are proud of our commitment to the environment,
and are always delighted to discuss ways of improving our process. If you would
like any information, or have any suggestions please contact us