We are a Westcountry company, providing economical, friendly and reliable services for recycling, advice, site visits, and compliance with the Environmental Regulations requirements. For more information see Who We Are.
We can collect on a regular basis, or 'ad hoc' as suits the client. We are happy to help with queries, or advice on segregation, waste types, and suitable collection arrangements. We can also advise on compaction methods and recycling machinery or contacts. For more detail, see. What We Do.
We work with many reprocessors, mainly in the U.K. to whom the materials are sent for recycling, and have contacts with companies who specifically recycle the more unusual products. A schedule of the materials we can take are at Acceptable Products.
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We are proud to be one of the first companies to have been founded locally, for the specific purpose of recycling in Devon.
Until recently all forms of waste were regarded as “rubbish”, mainly collected for disposal to landfill, by established waste companies. Little thought was given to the increasing volumes being buried in the countryside, or the permanent disposal of the planet's diminishing resources. As country dwellers, increasingly concerned by the debris accumulating around us, and the waste of natural materials, in 2005 we set about doing something about it.
We provide an alternative, in offering a service concentrating on recycling not only the well known materials, such as cardboard, and milk bottles, but continuously exploring the possibilities of salvaging as wide a range of materials as possible.
All our excellent staff are local, and trained within our business.
As a local company, our objective is to offer a comprehensive service to businesses and community sectors at every level, both in the recycling itself, and in advising our clients on the wide range of materials which can be recycled. The requirements of every client are important, whether small, or a full vehicle load.
In recent years there has been a significant amount of legislation on recycling and disposal (see ‘The Waste Regulations’). Costs have also escalated sharply, particularly of landfill. We offer advice, updates, and if required, site visits, to help with compliance issues, and limiting the costs expended on waste.
Collections are scheduled to suit the client, and vary from several times per week, to ‘on request’. We currently accept some 50 different products and materials (see “Acceptable Products’) which are checked for cleanliness standards and type segregation, before being baled and sent to recycling mills or reprocessors.
We monitor developments in new facilities and techniques for reprocessing materials, particularly those regarded as "non-recyclable", and have established links with other recycling service providers and reprocessers.
We also provide contracted services to other recycling companies, both local and further afield.
Do we operate “Zero To Landfill”? No, as a recycling company we operate better than that. The percentage of our received material which we can not recycle is below 0.01%.
“Zero to Landfill” is industry jargon and means sending (normally mixed) waste streams to incineration, 20 – 30% of which becomes ‘bottom ash’. Some of this can be put through screening processes and be used in aggregate, and the rest, containing dioxins, organic carbon, heavy metals, sulphur and other chemicals, some having changed their composition during the heat process, is landfilled.
Incineration is not recycling: it is classified as Recovery.