Our waste disposal practices conform to current legislation and we only utilise the services of recognised waste management and recycling companies.
All general office waste is contracted to Grundon Waste Management Services and is sorted for recycling with minimal landfill. All waste is certified on collection.
All cardboard and plastic waste is baled using our own Miltek Waste Press and collected and processed by D.S. Smith for full recycling within the UK. D.S. Smith operates a â€œzero landfillâ€ footprint policy. All recycling is certified on collection.
All out of date food stuffs (not accepted by charities) are fully recycled (including packaging) through Grundon Waste Management. Gift packaged food waste is deconstructed and sorted â€“ foodstuffs in glass are separated from foodstuffs in cardboard / paper / plastic (primary packaged).
The primary packaged food is sent directly to an Anaerobic Digestion plant. The packaging is broken down and the food removed for digestion to create power (recycled back into the grid), the packaging is sent on for refuse derived fuel.
The glass packaged waste goes through a shredder and glass washing system that separates the solid glass from the washed through food. The food is then repackaged and sent on to anaerobic digestion and the glass is sent on for glass recycling.
We have a full pallet recycling service, re-using all pallets (standard, printers and euros) throughout our warehouse and distribution network. All treated pallets are kept for export services and all CHEP pallets are audited each week through the CHEP Pallet scheme.