Covering over 200 sites in the East and West Midlands, Astrum Commercial Cleaning Services provides a full range of cleaning, facilities and security services. With over 20 years’ industry experience, Astrum has over 600 employees with locally managed offices in Birmingham, Coventry, Nottingham and Derby.
Astrum wanted to work with a waste management partner to provide a reliable and cost effective waste and recycling solution with a focus on environmental sustainability at its client’s sites in Birmingham.
Firstly, B&M provided an in-depth waste audit at all of the sites to ensure they put forward a practical solution.
The 21 sites that B&M were asked to provide waste services at include eight on the Birmingham Business Park as well as Astrum’s head office at Diddington Farm. It was determined that the most efficient solution was to segregate two waste streams – general waste and mixed recycling. New bins were provided at each location, with approximately 40 in total, an as the Business Park is the busiest site, they received daily collections Monday to Friday.
Since the partnership began in September 2017, Astrum and its clients have benefited from a Carbon Neutral waste management service with zero waste sent to landfill.
In that period, Astrum has saved over 10,000kg of carbon emissions through landfill diversion – the equivalent of nine trees and over 3,000 car miles.
Marianne Barber, Customer Services Manager for Astrum said;
“Sustainable waste management has become increasingly important to our business and we are delighted to have been able to bring these environmental benefits to our customers. The service provided by B&M has been reliable and any additional requests have also been dealt with quickly and efficiently.”