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Recycling

Recycling

Make recycling part of your everyday business life. It’s easy and it’s green.

Businesses can recycle:

  • Glass
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Cartons (e.g. Tetra Paks)
  • Cans
  • Electrical appliances
  • Bulky waste
  • Security shredding
  • Food waste
  • Batteries 

Many Westminster businesses have discovered the advantages of recycling and we’d be delighted to help you recycle the right way. 

How it works:

If you have off-street storage space we strongly recommend you use one of our recycling bins.  They are by far the best way to have your recycling collected. They come in big and small sizes depending on how much recycling you produce. Source segregated glass, paper/cardboard and food waste are normally not suitable to be collected in bags and as such are collected through dedicated bins.  Just contact us to set up a collection agreement.

If you can’t store a recycling bin within your premises then please use the blue bags for mixed recycling. They are sold on a pre-paid basis so you only have to pay for what you actually use. The price of a blue bag pays to have it collected by the truck and for it to be sorted at the recycling facility, safely and to high standards that don’t harm the environment. No contract is required. Simply order the bags online or by phone, fill them with recycling and leave them out for collection at the scheduled time. Please see this link for further information on where the recycling we collect from you goes. 

For general waste, please see here.

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Recycling can:

  • reduce your waste collection costs
  • reduce your business’ impact on the environment

Recycling is an important element of a corporate environmental management plan. Westminster only offers high quality recycling services that help reduce the burden on the environment and your wallet. We don’t cut corners or offer low quality recycling solutions with questionable environmental impact as often seen with other waste collectors.

Westminster is the market leader in recycling and can help your business with setting up and implementing a tailored, easy to use, cost effective and green solution to your recycling collection needs.

There are five main recycling services to choose from:

a)    Mixed recycling: glass, plastic, paper, cardboard, cartons and cans. No need to separate – they are all recycled in the same bin or bag

b)    Paper and cardboard only, including confidential waste (collected separately)

c)    Glass only

d)    Food only

e)    Specialist waste such as batteries, bulky waste and electrical appliances

Remember

Not everything can or should be recycled. Putting the wrong materials into the recycling can cause whole truckloads to be rejected. The most common contaminants found in  recycling loads are black bags, food waste, food soiled packaging, sanitary waste (e.g. paper towels, napkins etc), hazardous waste such as batteries and paint, bulky items and electrical appliances. Westminster can collect this waste as part of general waste or bulky waste collections.

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To find out more information on how to get started with recycling collections in Westminster, click on the image below

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