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As part of their NHS Sustainability Day activities, staff and volunteers from 5
Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust visited Carbon Neutral, B&M Waste Services’ Manchester depot to find out what happens to their waste from cradle to grave.
B&M customer 5 Boroughs Partnership has a trade waste management service in place for 11 Trust sites, including three hospitals which serve people of all ages living across the North West.
B&M’s Account Manager David Carter gave the team from 5 Boroughs Partnership a tour around B&M’s Manchester depot, showing them what happens when their waste leaves their site after being placed into a bin. 5 Boroughs Partnership currently segregates their waste on-site into separate containers for general and confidential waste, all of which B&M Waste and B&M Secure Shredding collect and process.
5 Boroughs Partnership witnessed what happens to their waste in action at B&M’s refuse derived fuel (RDF) processing facility. Materials such as cardboard, wood and metals are recycled, while all non-recyclable waste is compacted into bales, then wrapped and transported to a combined heat and power (CHP) site. The thermal energy is then recovered to produce electricity and steam is generated for a local district heating system. This ensures as much waste as possible is diverted from landfill, and is therefore less damaging to the environment.
Like all B&M customers, 5 Boroughs Partnership receives an environmental report as part of B&M’s service which shows the breakdown of waste streams and overall diversion from landfill rate. B&M’s work with 5 Boroughs Partnership has resulted in achieving over 99% diversion of waste from landfill.
Neil Curtis, Managing Director at B&M Waste Services commented:
“It’s fantastic that the team at 5 Boroughs Partnership shares an interest in what happens to their waste once it is collected. They’ve welcomed our innovations and have worked closely with Dave Carter to introduce segregation of recycling which pushes waste recycling up the waste hierarchy. We praise them for this forward-thinking approach which not only saves the environment but, in times where NHS budgets are tight, is more economical for them too.”
Nicola Daly, Environment and Sustainability Officer at 5 Borough Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said: “Dave gave us a great tour! It’s fascinating to see the journey that our waste goes through once it’s out of our hands. We are confident that B&M are doing everything possible to divert waste from landfill, which is lowering our carbon emissions.”
“Nothing is too much trouble, there was a vast amount of waste to removed, but the job was done with such efficiency, thank you on behalf of Elite” Elite Cleaning and Environmental Services
“We have total confidence that we are receiving the best value service with a reputable and recycling-focused supplier who understands the needs of our business and act professionally to alleviate the worry out of our waste management” – 110 Bishopsgate
“Working with B&M Waste Services has improved our environmental performance and assisted us with making the best use of our limited space.” – 110 Bishopsgate
“The driver for B&M’s Hazardous Waste services was very helpful and professional” – Vanguard Logistics
“ The green and red bag waste system works and it works really well and we are actually saving money on the budget that has been set” – Iceland
“We have been able to set targets for the Environmental team to reduce and recycle our waste materials” – Iceland
“The waste compound has never looked so clean, tidy and organised” – Iceland Manufacturing Ltd
“This initiative is having major impacts on student responsibility for waste and recycling” – University of Chester
“Recycling objectives set by the university are already being met and in some areas surpassed” – University of Chester
“B&M’s customer service was consistently excellent and I was particularly welcomed” – University of Chester
“Seamless process which had minimal impact on the college” – Wigan & Leigh College
“One of the main reasons we chose B&M was their flexibility and willingness to work in partnership” – Wigan & Leigh College
“Since B&M’s appointment, we have seen savings in our waste costs and recycling results have shown a significant increase” – Wigan & Leigh College
“The B&M staff spoke with confidence about the waste streams and segregation” – Alstom Transport
“I toured the waste area and was very impressed with the layout and waste segregation – the detail was very impressive” – Alstom Transport
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“The regular secure shredding service we receive from B&M has been efficient and effective. We also regularly clear out our archives and B&M help with these one off jobs as well.” – ARCH Initiatives
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“In our recent Ofsted inspection the school was praised for its clean and safe environment” – Parrs Wood High School
“very friendly and helpful” – Rachel Dennis Hairdressing
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“With B&M we know that we are taking advantage of the latest waste innovations.” – Aintree Hospital
“The partnership with B&M has helped reduce our waste management costs and improve efficiency.” – Aintree Hostpital