New Recycling Support for SMEs
WRAP (the Waste and Resources Action Programme) has launched the Recycling @ Work scheme to help Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs)* find ways to recycle their waste. There is an advisor in each of the English Regions plus, N Ireland, Scotland & Wales.
This is great news as it can be extremely difficult for small companies to find cost effective collections – mainly because the amount of waste is too small to make it worth the while of recycling companies dispatching a wagon to get it.
I’ve always thought that a good solution would be to deliver waste collections at a business park level rather than firm-by-firm, so on one day the same wagon could pick up, say, cardboard from dozens of units on the same round, saving time, fuel and money. Someday I will find a business park owner who wants to give it a go.
* as a rule of thumb, an SME has less than 250 employees and is not part of a larger group of companies.
NOTE: The WRAP Website is down at the time of writing so links may not work… Update – now working fine!