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Waste Disposal for Hotels | Westminster

Hotel waste management in Westminster

Westminster is lucky to be the home of some of the most renowned 5-star hotels in the world. Hotels are functioning for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, this has to be partnered with services that can cope with this kind of demand. Not only are hotels always operating, they have an almighty challenge when it comes to waste management. Hotels generate waste in every category, so have to have the structure in place to deal with this.

As well as keeping your business’ image positive and customer satisfaction high, there is also a duty of care that every hotel must abide by. The Environmental Protection Act 1990 places a Duty of Care on all businesses to ensure that all business waste is produced, stored, transported and disposed of without harming the environment.

If you are a chain or have multiple business locations then please contact us to see how we can help you.

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The most popular types of waste generated in hotels

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How can we help you with hotel waste disposal in Westminster?

Collections 365 day’s a year

Unlike some other waste collectors, we never stop collecting waste; every day of the year including bank holidays and even on Christmas Day! The hotel industry produces waste all year round, and busy periods often fall on times that other waste operators are closed.

Meeting UK law requirements

We can give you the advice and support you to need to help your business stay within the law.

There are strict laws on hotel waste management in Westminster, and it’s crucial that you have a waste operator that meets these requirements.

Ordering waste bags has never been easier

We have made ordering waste bags easier than ever before. You simply create an account on our online portal, from here you will have access to pre-order waste bags. Get started with your online portal.

Segregated recycling

We offer five main recycling services so that we can recover materials in the best way possible.

  1. Mixed recycling: glass, plastic, paper, cardboard, cartons and cans.
  2. Paper and cardboard only, including confidential waste
  3. Glass only
  4. Food only
  5. Specialist waste such as batteries, bulky waste and electrical appliances

Carbon calculator

We have built a carbon calculator that shows how much carbon your waste is currently producing, compared to how much it would produce with our services.  You can even break it down further by comparing different recycling services and seeing how they could affect your carbon production. See how much carbon you could be saving by using different recycling techniques.

Ad-Hoc Collections

If you require a one-off disposal for items that don’t require regular collections then we can supply Ad-Hoc services.

We often provide Ad-Hoc services for bulky item disposal in hotels, such as furniture. However, electrical equipment can also be collected on an Ad-Hoc basis. Providing these services ensures that there is never any clutter in the eye of your guests.

Deep cleaning service

Westminster has an intense environment, meaning it doesn’t take much for areas to look dirty if they are not regularly cleaned. It’s crucial that your hotel is looking in pristine condition, inside and out. Our deep cleaning service allows you to keep the roads and pathways outside of your hotel looking just as clean as the inside.

 

Helping businesses win awards

We are renowned for helping businesses achieve environmental awards.

Recently, we have helped Claridges Hotel win the Green Apple Award and WRAP’s award for waste and environmental performance. We have also helped The Langham Hotel achieve the Gold-Certified EarthCheck and Green Tourism certifications.

Waste audit

Our waste management audit will allow our expert to identify the services that your business requires. They will come to your premises at a time that suits you and provide you with valuable insight into how you can take your waste management to the next level. If you are working towards a sustainability target, the audit is also a great way to begin measuring progress in waste management. Book your waste audit.

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Talk to our hotel waste experts

 Talk to our hotel waste management experts, they have decades of experience in helping your hotel achieve an environmentally friendly hotel waste disposal.




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Hotels in Westminster that have benefited from our services

Claridges hotel 

The words ‘famous’ and ‘Claridge’s’ are synonymous; not just in the hotel’s reputation as a 5-star hotel in Mayfair, but also in its many ties to famous guests. Founded in 1812 as ‘Mivart’s Hotel’, the hotel was bought in 1854 by the Claridge family and ever since the 197-room hotel has had longstanding royal connections. Some of the benefits and achievements of our services include:

  • Fitting the collection service around hotel activities
  • Two collections each day including Sundays and all bank holidays
  • Each year they generate 2,400,000kWh of electricity from their general waste
  • This is enough electricity to power 1900km of tube travel

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The Langham hotel

The Langham, London is synonymous with 5-star luxury and caters, with almost 400 rooms, for both leisure and blue-chip business clients. Operating since 1865 this Victorian hotel is less than a 5-minute walk from Oxford Street. Some of the improvements we achieved are:

  • The hotel has exceeded it’s 72% recycling target
  • They now receive collections from low emission vehicles
  • Each year they generate 150,000kWh of electricity from their general waste
  • This is enough electricity to power 120km of Tube travel and 100,00 hot showers.

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The Royal Automobile Club

The Royal Automobile Club, founded in 1897, is one of London’s foremost private members’ clubs, offering first-class facilities across two distinctly different clubhouses.  The Pall Mall clubhouse, set in the St James’s area of central London, provides a unique range of accommodation. Some of the benefits and achievements of our services include:

  • Regular, discrete collections
  • No food going into general waste
  • They are able to generate 461,725kWh of electricity from their general waste
  • This is enough electricity to power over 369km of tube travel

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Do you want to learn more about disposing of hotel waste in Westminster?

Your guide to commercial waste: hospitality

This short guide will show you what we can do for your organisation. It will help you show you that we offer unrivalled hotel waste collection services and how we help you meet your duty of care.

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8 quick tips for reducing waste in the workplace

This guide will provide you with some ‘quick win’ tips that you can implement into your business. It includes tips on how to prevent waste in the first place, sending zero waste to landfill and more.

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8 questions to ask a potential new waste partner

This guide includes useful questions for you to ask potential waste collection partners. How you go about assessing different costs and making sure you know where their waste goes.

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Becoming a 'Zero Waste' hotel

The future of waste management in the hotel industry is to produce ‘zero waste’. This isn’t where absolutely zero waste is generated, but instead where no waste is sent to landfill. This is possible through things such as anaerobic digestion systems and a good recycling structure. But it’s inevitable that some general waste will still be created. This is when it is down to your waste operator to ensure you’re still producing ‘zero waste’. Our waste disposal methods in hotels already achieve this. No waste collected by our fleet is sent to landfill, even our general waste is used to generate electricity used in London homes and businesses.

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Other useful information on the importance of waste management in hotels

The WRAP hotel waste disposal action plan

The waste and resources action programme, also known as WRAP, has put together a short action plan on some of the best hotel waste management practices and hotel recycling ideas that your business should follow.

 

Videos

This video from The Travel Foundation highlights some key issues surrounding waste management in the hotel industry and possible ways to overcome them. See how you can reduce hotel waste.

Green Hotelier – hotel food waste management

This is a very informative guide on reducing and managing food waste in hotels. It highlights some key statistics from hotel waste and provides you with some ideas on how to reduce hotel waste.

 

Is your hotel part of the green tourism group?

The green tourism group allow people to search specifically for eco-friendly hotels, something which is becoming more popular for tourists. We provide hotel waste disposal to a selection of the Westminster based hotel’s, including The Langham.

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What areas do we provide waste services in?

 

We provide hotel waste management services to the whole of Westminster, please see our list of areas below, including maps highlighting our boundaries.

 

Westminster Areas

Mayfair – W1J / K1S

Soho – W1D / W1F

Fitzrovia – W1T

Pimlico – SW1V

St James – WC2

Knightsbridge – SW7 / SW1

Belgravia – SW7 / SW1

Marylebone – NW1 / W1H

Bayswater – W2

Victoria – SW1

Covent Garden – WC2