Eastlands trust have achieved 100% recycling levels with B&M trade waste service
Eastlands Trust is the home of several state of the art sports facilities in Manchester. They have a portfolio of 18 unique sports facilities including aquatics and cycling centres. They aim to be the best sport and leisure provider in the UK while being the first choice for sport and leisure activities and events within Manchester.
To match the world class centres they need a world class recycling and collection service, which is where B&M Waste Services come in. Being a recycling-led carbon neutral company B&M Waste Services initially completed a site audit to asses the current waste streams and recycling rates. They then accordingly introduced several recycling bins at each of the Eastlands trust sites to help with the segregation of their commercial waste. These include glass, dry mixed recycling (DMR) such as cardboard and plastic and general waste bins.
The glass and DMR waste have their own specific recycling plants where it will be recycled, the general waste however now goes to an Refuse Derived Fuel facility. This is due to B&M Waste Services zero to landfill policy where waste that would originally have gone to landfill now goes to RDF. The RDF facility is based in Manchester and bales the general waste, where it is then sent to a combined heat and power plant. The power plant then creates energy for the local area from the waste, this in turn increases the total amount of waste recycled. Eastlands Trust can keep track of how much of their waste has been recycled and their total recycling percentage on the B&M environmental reports.
Eastlands Trust have now achieved 100% in their recycling levels through the segregation of their waste streams.