At Commercial Waste Services, our key service values are to be local, affordable, reliable and responsible, including protecting the environment. Helping new businesses in Westminster to find the right waste and recycling solutions is at the heart of what we do. AOK Kitchen is a relatively new Marylebone restaurant business that opened its doors in February 2019. Looking to obtain the best possible waste solutions from the outset, it approached Commercial Waste Services for support. Read on to find out how we achieved this or download the case study now.
How we can help Westminster restaurants
AOK Kitchen was seeking a local, knowledgeable and sustainable waste collector it could trust. We were able to satisfy all of these requirements and to provide a reliable, flexible service. We handle the management of their waste and recycling and assist in the implementation of sustainable best practices. We also offer bespoke waste management solutions suited to the needs of this business.
We started by conducting an in-depth waste audit. This process looks to identify a business’ most common waste streams and to find the best ways to capture and recycle them. It helped AOK Kitchen learn if there were additional recycling possibilities.
The restaurant introduced a number of different waste and recycling streams. In addition, we provided the necessary staff training for putting best practices into place and helped AOK Kitchen implement efficient waste storage (since space is at such a premium in Westminster).
What were the waste management wins for AOK Kitchen?
Supporting AOK Kitchen achieved some impressive results. Almost half of its waste is now recycled or composted. The other half is sent for energy recovery, helping to generate low carbon heat for local homes.
By choosing the City Council’s Commercial Waste Services, AOK Kitchen is also aligned to the goal of Westminster becoming carbon neutral by 2030. Commercial Waste Services have invested in and are constantly expanding our industry-leading fleet of electric refuse collection trucks, as well as trialling other alternative fuels. By choosing our services, AOK Kitchen is also avoiding unnecessary duplicate collections by private waste collectors, which helps to protect the environment.
For AOK Kitchen, the level of service and training provided, plus solutions tailored to meet its business needs, contributes strongly to the restaurant’s satisfaction with using Commercial Waste Services.
We look forward to continuing our journey with this new business, working together to build on a very successful start. We offer various solutions to help businesses continue to develop and achieve their waste management goals (for example, refresher training).
If you are running a restaurant or any other local business in Westminster and are looking for ways to improve your business’s recycling rate or waste management, get in touch with our team.