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To meet increasing demands, Bristol Waste Company, the council-owned waste business, has launched a commercial waste and recycling service.
Offering businesses across the city a ‘bespoke’ waste management service, the newly formed Bristol Waste Commercial will provide general waste and recycling collection, shredding, commercial skips and clinical waste, as well as source-segregated recycling in order to provide a ‘more effective’ recycling service.
The business was formed after Bristol City Council ended its waste and recycling services contract with Kier in June 2015, whereby Bristol Waste Company began a 10-year contract for the collection of household waste and recycling from the city’s homes.
Bristol Waste Company has reported that the commercial service has created 10 new jobs, with more expected if the service grows.
Tracey Morgan, managing director at Bristol Waste Company, said: “We recognise that every business has its own waste requirements, yet most receive a one-size-fits-all ‘solution’ - irrespective of its size or the industry it operates in. Bristol Waste Commercial has been launched to provide a more bespoke, local service that works closely with businesses to fully understand their needs and the challenges they face.
“By helping businesses recycle more effectively, our new commercial offer will help them reduce their costs and will help us maximise diversion from landfill. In turn, the value derived from the sale of recyclable materials, increased through source segregated recycling, will help us further reduce the cost of the service to our customers. Bristol Waste Company already has a lot of infrastructure in place to service our domestic contract, so we are certain we can be competitive on price.”