At a time when care industry budgets are being squeezed, national social care charity, Community Integrated Care is still committed to delivering sustainable services, utilising Carbon Neutral waste management company, B&M Waste Services.
Providing care and support to thousands of people across England and Scotland in over 450 services, Community Integrated has a variety of waste requirements. Their aim of supporting people to lead fuller, better lives within their communities includes a commitment to ensuring that those communities are safe, sustainable places to live. As such, partnering with Carbon Neutral B&M Waste Services was the obvious choice for waste management.
B&M Waste Services were chosen as a supplier who commit to diverting 100% waste from landfill, are Carbon Neutral to PAS 2060 standards, and have a zero waste to landfill ethos. They provide businesses, both large and small, with sustainable waste management services, including tailored on-site waste segregation schemes, clearly signposted to show which waste goes into which container. As much recyclable material as possible is separated for recycling at their Materials Recovery Facility. They then use ‘Refuse Derived Fuel’ technology to process any remaining non-recyclable waste at a combined heat and power station to generate green energy as opposed to sending the waste to landfill sites.
Kerry Woodward, Supply Chain Manager at Community Integrated Care said “With a network of six regional divisions and over 5000 staff, we appreciate the impact our waste has on the environment and wanted to divert our waste from landfill as well as increase recycling; moving to B&M Waste was the obvious choice. They have been great from day one, implementing segregation at our sites to separate paper and card from the general waste. They’ve even recently helped us introduce food recycling at some of our services, allowing us to monitor the switch from our own kitchens cooking the food to using Apetito, who deliver readymade meals and subsequent food waste levels.”
Mick Ashall, Director at B&M Waste Services comments: “It’s with great ease I praise Community Integrated Care and their commitment to implementing recycling across their sites. We have extensive experience of working in the care sector, and understand the need not only to develop a suitable waste management programme, but also consider the audience including cleaners, office staff, visitors and the people they support. Clear signage and simple segregation containers have helped us achieve this. We will continue to work with Community Integrated Care to develop any further training materials required, and deliver this on-site at a time to suit their staff”
Kerry continues: “It’s been simple and hassle free, we have no invoice problems and receive excellent service levels from B&M Waste. I especially appreciate the environmental reports B&M send, which breakdown our waste and show us how much carbon we have saved through recycling and landfill diversion with, which in the last quarter of 2016 was equivalent to 48 trees, or almost 17,000 car miles.”