The Waste Exchange helps housing association hit zero landfill
The Waste Exchange has helped City West Works, the contracting arm of City West Housing Trust, become the North West’s first ever housing association to recycle 100% of its waste.
The Salford-based social landlord officially went ‘landfill-free’ on the 1 August 2010, meeting their Government-set target of 80 per cent reduction in carbon by 2050.
The Waste Exchange’s partner company, White Reclamation, provide City West Works with a skip hire service for the removal of materials such as kitchen units, plaster, rubble, doors and glass stripped from tenants’ homes when repairs and improvements are carried out.
These skips are then collected by the company three times a week and taken to our recycling plant in Eccles, where it is sorted and processed into environmentally friendly bio-mass and flock fuels before being sent to aggregates giant Tarmac.
Lee Galloway, Group Commercial Manager for White Reclamation, said: “When we began working with City West 12 months ago we looked at what they were doing and thought we could help them achieve a lot more.
“Working with ourselves and The Waste Exchange has helped City West become the first housing association to reach a 100% recycling. This is a great achievement as it not only reduces landfill, but also reduces their carbon footprint and even their costs.”
As well as a waste management service, The Waste Exchange also provide City West with monthly reports to help them monitor the amount of waste they produce.
Come and see us at this year’s Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition
The Waste Exchange are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at this year’s Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition (RWM) at the NEC in Birmingham on the 14th to 16th of September.
The Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition is the UK’s longest running, best attended and biggest annual event for the recycling and waste management industry.
Whether you work within the recycling and waste management, retail or construction industries or you are a senior decision maker within a local authority, RWM 2010 is a great opportunity to find out more about what’s going on in the waste management industry.
Come and visit us at our trade stand F on the Envirolink Pavilion.
The Waste Exchange Sponsor Manchester United at the Masters Football
The Waste Exchange was proud to sponsor Manchester United at this year’s North West’s, Masters’ Football tournament.
Masters Football is the world’s leading six-a-side football tournament featuring ex professional players from all around the world. Lee Sharp and Andy Cole are just two household names who played in the tournament that was broadcast live on the Sky Sport’s Channel. The North West heat took place at Manchester’s MEN Arena, before a crowd of over 3000 spectators who turned up to show their support.
Discussing the sponsorship deal, The Waste Exchange’s Commercial Director, Chris Naylon explained,
“Masters Football brings some of the world’s best known footballers, playing in what has in the past proven to be a number of exciting games. As a new business, the Masters Football was an ideal opportunity to gain exposure on a national level with Sky Sports.”
Chris continued, “Everyone involved had a fantastic night, customers and employees alike.”
The Waste Exchange Hits The Headlines
The Waste Exchange has been receiving media attention from a number of sources. One of the most recent has come from North West business website thebusinessdesk.com, here’s what they
had to say...
“WASTE management firm White Group is investing £3m in a new plant to turn commercial waste into an environmentally friendly fuel which will be used by aggregates giant Tarmac.
The company based in Eccles, in Greater Manchester, has launched a new division called ‘The Waste Exchange’ to operate the division.
It will convert commercial waste such as paper and wood - which would otherwise be sent to landfill - into 'refuse derived fuel' (RDF).”
10 Year Secondary Fuels Contract Secured For The Waste Exchange.
In the first few weeks of trading The Waste Exchange have secured a significant ten year contract with blue chip company Tarmac to supply flock and biomass fuels at their Buxton Lime and Cement plant.
Commercial Director Chris Naylon explains, “The Waste Exchange will produce about 40,000 tonnes/year initially for Tarmac’s fuel requirements but within three years this may grow to 120,000 as Tarmac’s second plant comes on line in 2014.
The White Group has been in the waste management industry for 50 years and has made significant technological advances to the point where this development will help us to meet our stated objective to be nil landfill by 2010.”
The White Group is the North West’s largest independent waste management company and has been researching and planning this development for some time.
An initial £2 million investment in a new facility in Manchester has been made to complete the design, layout and sourcing of plant and equipment for the bespoke turnkey operation. Significant European research has been undertaken where environmental issues are more advanced than in the UK.
Waste management businesses recover, re-use and recycle waste as far as is possible but there is always a residue that nothing can be done with - until now. That residue can be directed to The Waste Exchange’s fuel plant to create the high quality fuels to meet the exacting standards of companies like
Tarmac. Using flock and biomass fuels also reduces the percentage of traditional fossil fuels, such as coke that is used in the production of various products, such as cement.
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