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Recycling & Waste Management Services

The disposal of waste can have a huge negative impact on the natural environment. Enviro-Tek is an environmentally responsible company and as such, seeks to offer their customers advice and services which minimise their burden on the environment.

Traditionally the UK has had a heavy reliance on landfill sites for the disposal of waste. The production of harmful chemicals and the releasing of green house gases are just some of the detrimental effects of relying on this method of waste disposal. With ever more stringent and costly legislative restrictions applied to waste disposal, UK companies must now focus on their back of house operations to increase recycling and decrease the volume of residual waste they produce. It is these drivers which Enviro-Tek factor in to their approach to waste management.

Listed below is a brief description of some different waste streams that Enviro-Tek can provide collection and recycling services.

Dry Mixed RecyclingDry Mixed Recycling (DMR) – Enviro-Tek provides containers to recycle more of your waste without the need to segregate. Drinks cans, steel and tin cans, polythene, plastics, cardboard, paper, plastic bottles etc can all go into one bin or container. This improves your environmental performance and reduces costs by avoiding disposal to landfill.

9 out of 10 people would recycle more if it were made easier. Dry mixed recycling containers help businesses to make recycling easier.

General WasteGeneral and Residual Waste – Enviro –Tek provide and identify the correct disposal method for the most efficient way of managing you waste from your organisation. We supply a full range of containers and compactors where necessary to suit your specific requirements.

In the UK alone we produce 435 million tonnes of solid waste every year. As a nation, we only recycle 18% of it, which is one of the worst rates in Europe.

CardboardMost organisations invariably produce vast amounts of cardboard within their waste stream and will benefit considerable by separating it out for recycling. Enviro-Tek will then collect whether it is baled or loose for recycling and provide very competitive rebates.

12.5 million tonnes of paper and cardboard are used annually in the UK.

Food WasteFood waste – Whether packaged or depackaged, we recycle unwanted and unused food. We supply wheelie bins both small and large to reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill. The food is taken to rendering or waste to energy plants where it is recycled.

Liquid food wastes - we send to liquid waste treatment facilities for decanting and recycling.

Food waste accounts for 21% of total waste and is the largest single proportion of all waste!

Soft PlaticsPolythene – LDPE (Low density polyethylene) and PP (Polypropylene). Enviro-Tek will collect and recycle all your soft plastics whether it is baled or loose and provide very competitive rebates.

Did you know that one tonne of waste plastic, if recycled; is enough to produce 120,000 supermarket carrier bags or 20,000 two litre drinks bottles?"

Hard PlasticsEnviro-Tek collect all types of hard plastics baled or loose for recycling and will provide a competitive return on your recycling. This waste type includes drinks bottles, milk bottles, car bumpers etc.

2 million sea birds die every year due to eating or becoming caught up in plastic waste!

Office and Mixed PaperEnviro-Tek offer a flexible and efficient service, tailored to your individual business needs weather you are a large print company producing vast amounts of paper waste or you just wish to introduce an office paper recycling scheme. We can provide the correct type of container from large compaction systems to specially designed consoles to collect waste paper along with cans, drink drinks bottles etc. We can also collect baled paper and give competitive rebates.

Recycled paper produces 73% less air pollution than if it was made from raw materials!

Confidential WasteSecure disposal and recycling of confidential documents is crucial to all businesses and organisations for reasons of commercial integrity and compliance with government legislation. Enviro-Tek provide on-site and off-site shredding with certificates of destruction issued for all collections. We provide a wide range of office consoles and secure containment to suit. We also offer secure destruction of other products that are not fit for sale or are not current specification. We will recycle materials where possible.

In the UK today, nearly 5 million tonnes of paper is dumped in landfill or incinerated every year!

WEEEWaste Electronic & Electrical Equipment (WEEE Waste) – Enviro-Tek provide a one off or scheduled collections can be arranged for customers who need to dispose of electrical waste. The waste is taken for recycling at a registered WEEE recycler and all relevant documentation will be provided to the customer.

Every year an estimated 1 million tonnes of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) are discarded by householders and commercial groups in the UK!

Hazardous WasteHazardous waste includes, for example, fluorescent tubes, lamps, batteries and aerosols. All are subject to their own strict legislation and guidelines for transport and disposal/recycling. Enviro-Tek will supply the correct containers for storage and provide collection services for recycling. We are also able to handle and recycle all other sorts of hazardous waste such as acids, alkaline solutions, pesticides, chemicals to name but a few...

In 1989 a landfill site in Wales containing 10 million tyres caught fire releasing toxic fumes into the atmosphere. The fire continued to burn underground for another 10 years!

GlassEnviro-Tek recognizes that glass recycling must be efficient and cost effective with reliable collections. A range of collection containers are available to meet with our customer’s requirements.
These include 240-1100 litre wheeled bins, bottle banks and various size skip depending on volumes and location.

The energy saved by recycling just one wine bottle will power a computer for 25 minutes!

Used Cooking OilUsed Cooking Oil – Enviro-Tek also recycles your used cooking oil from which bio-diesel is manufactured. We will provide you with containers for recycling or collection of the customers drums.

Biodiesel is an alternative fuel formulated exclusively for diesel engines; it can be made from used vegetable oil or animal fats (used cooking oil)!

Wood PalletsIt is estimated the UK produce 2 million tonnes of wood waste each year; this may come from manufacturing processes or from packaging, such as pallets and packing cases. Enviro-Tek supply various collection methods, services and processing equipment tailored to your requirements for the recycling of all types of wood waste including scrap pallets, packaging cases, and solid timber to name but a few...

Packaging (pallets and crates) produce approximately 670,000 tonnes per year and construction and demolition 750,000 tonnes.

Metal Metal Recycling - Enviro-Tek offer a wide range of scrap metal collections for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. We provide various sizes of container, scrap processing equipment and plant to optimise your company's recycling performance.

We throw away 12 billion aluminum cans in the UK every year!

SkipsSkips and containers – Enviro-Tek supply all skip types from mini 4yd to larger 40yd hook lift containers for scheduled or ad hoc collections.

Enviro-Tek Waste commit to auditing their customers’ waste streams to ascertain where improvements can be made to their recycling procedures. This includes identifying more minority waste streams such as food waste and mixed recyclables in addition to the traditional materials such as cardboard and polythene.

With the ever changing government legislation and increasing cost of waste disposal to landfill, Enviro-Tek can provide both practical and cost effective solutions for dealing with waste.

Email us here or call 0844 800 9337 to speak to an Enviro-Tek adviser.

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