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Sustainable recycling solutions that save you money

From plastics to paper, cardboard to cans – waste is a valuable resource. Our mixed recycling collection and treatment services will help you increase recycling and achieve your sustainability targets. And it can even save you money too!

Business recycling made easy

Bespoke collection service

Boost your recycling rates

The easy way to reduce your waste management recycling costs

We make recycling easy – all you need to get started is one mixed recycling bin or container where employees can deposit recyclable materials, such as paper, cardboard, plastics and metal cans.

 

Disposing of all recyclable items like this is called co-mingling. It’s a very simple approach and it is also an extremely practical use of space because everything goes into one bin.

 

Once collected and taken to our state-of-the-art Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs), all the materials are separated and sent for reprocessing – potentially earning you a rebate and successfully diverting them from landfill.

Sustainable and compliant recycling solutions

With our own industry-leading Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs) and decades of experience supporting businesses of all shapes and sizes with their recycling requirements, we are well-placed to help you make the most from your mixed recycling.

 

We see waste as a value resource and we focus on the reuse, recycling or recovery of materials, rather than disposing of them via landfill. Not only is this a much greener approach, but it means you don’t have to incur rising Landfill Tax costs either.

 

Our cost-effective and sustainable solutions will greatly improve recycling performance, help you meet your environmental targets and ensure you stay 100% compliant at every stage.

Just one bin for your recyclable waste

All mixed recycling waste can go into one bin or container

100% diversion from landfill

Removing recyclable materials from general waste saves you money and improves your recycling statistics

Adding value

Recycling materials can earn you money and boost your environmental credentials

Helping you make mixed recycling treatment simple

We understand that many businesses worry about how to manage the disposal of mixed recycling – do they need separate bins for different items and how will they find the space?

 

The answer is simple. All it takes is one mixed recycling bin or container to get you started and our mixed recycling experts will do the rest. From delivering clearly-marked recycling bins to organising employee awareness events and supplying all the information they need, we have all your needs covered. We can even arrange a visit to one of our Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs), so you can see for yourselves just what a difference it makes when recycling is done properly.

 

We also know how important it is to demonstrate return on recycling investment. By measuring and tracking all your recycling, we can provide details of the tonnage of each specific waste stream recycled (glass, cans, plastic, cardboard, paper etc), the rebates gained from sending those materials for recycling, and the equivalent number of trees saved by recycling. The simple and cost-effective way to demonstrate your environmental progress.

Why choose Grundon?

Over 92,000 tonnes recycled every year

Every year we recycle over 92,000 tonnes of dry mixed recycling, giving valuable materials such as paper, card, cardboard, plastics and metals new life

All materials recycled within the UK

We keep of your recycled materials within the UK, ensuring none are sent overseas for reprocessing – reducing the carbon footprint of your collections further

Industry-leading recycling facilities

We operate a network of industry-leading Materials Recovery Facilities which ensure the efficient separation and recovery of materials for recycling and reprocessing

Our customer’s 
points of view

“It is estimated that Metered Dose Inhalers currently contribute to approximately 4% of the carbon footprint of the NHS, therefore it is vital that we ensure inhalers we dispense are disposed of in the most appropriate way, such as through recycling methods provided by Grundon Waste Management.”

Oliver Newman

Assistant Divisional Manager, Swansea Bay University Health Board

“The fact that we have been recognised for successes at these two very different events demonstrates that, no matter how big or small, Grundon has the expertise to deliver excellence in recycling and help customers improve their sustainability too. Well done to everyone involved.”

Steve Hill

General Manager – Group Commercial Development

“Grundon have proven over the past three years to over deliver on services – they’re great at what they do and are ideal partners for us.”

Neil Priscott

Chief Operating Officer, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club

“We are delighted that Gloucestershire CCC have placed their faith in us to continue the good work we have started, and we are looking forward to continuing our relationship.”

Dan Peacey

Regional Sales Manager

“This not only puts us in pole position as more and more towns and cities move towards adopting low emission zones; it is also a big step forward in helping local businesses to achieve their sustainability targets by reducing carbon emissions through net zero waste collections.”

John Stephens

General Manager – Logistics

“The big thing to take away is to understand that data collection is really important and should be celebrated. The granular information we now have from Grundon – and our wider information around reducing carbon emissions – means we can present hard facts to our colleagues, providing the necessary impetus to effect change for the future. ”

Peter Watts

Rockvolt

“Without being able to measure our food waste we would never have known how much there was. We see this as a positive because it has given us a target for the future. ”

Keith Field

Head of Soft Services, Sodexo

“This was the first time we had tried to achieve net zero for a large enclosure and Grundon’s aspirations were far greater than ours. It was a real learning curve to see the results that could be achieved.”

Keith Field

Head of Soft Services, Sodexo

“With Grundon, we saw an organisation that wanted to work with us, to challenge us rather than just do what we wanted. They came up with solutions that enabled us to start pushing boundaries, they understood what could be achieved, and have continued to demonstrate new ways of working that exceeded our goals.”

Peter Watts

Rockvolt

“The Crown Estate and Savills knew we had a good track record on environmental improvements and were very clear about the sustainability and waste goals they wanted us to achieve at Rushden Lakes.”

James Luckett

Senior Contract Manager

“Having Grundon on board has given us more control of food waste from the restaurants and cafés, we can manage it more effectively and to the standards that need to be achieved.”

Jamie Denney

Sustainability champion and Site Centre Administrator, Rushden Lakes

“Helping local communities to access and enjoy their beautiful surroundings is very important to us and this project does exactly that. Well done to everyone for all their hard work.”

Toni Robinson

Head of Compliance

“Every pressurised Metered Dose Inhaler (pMDI) thrown away is full of hugely polluting hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gases – a type of greenhouse gas known to be over a thousand times worse than carbon dioxide in contributing to climate change.”

“It is estimated that Metered Dose Inhalers currently contribute to approximately 4% of the carbon footprint of the NHS, therefore it is vital that we ensure inhalers we dispense are disposed of in the most appropriate way, such as through recycling methods provided by Grundon Waste Management.”

“It is estimated that Metered Dose Inhalers currently contribute to approximately 4% of the carbon footprint of the NHS, therefore it is vital that we ensure inhalers we dispense are disposed of in the most appropriate way, such as through recycling methods provided by Grundon Waste Management.”

Oliver Newman

Assistant Divisional Manager, Pharmacy & Medicines Management at Swansea Bay University Health Board

“Grundon has always been proud of being one step ahead and being the Benchmark for innovation. I see this as only the start and we are working on new projects and services that will ensure our customers benefit from our efforts to improve sustainability whilst ensuring value for money for our customers.”

Andy Stratton

Grundon’s Clinical Commercial Manager

“It is exciting to be able to provide alternative products to our clients that are designed to reduce consumption of raw materials by replacing them with waste materials in their design without compromising the integrity of the bin in any way.”

Dr Shauna Costley

Grundon’s Clinical Compliance & Sustainability Manger

“Our customers have found that switching to responsibly sourced recycled medical waste bins is effortless, as well as highly beneficial in pursuing the NHS net zero carbon emissions targets.”

Dr Shauna Costley

Grundon’s Clinical Compliance & Sustainability Manger

“As a Colnbrook-based business, we are really proud to support the local community so to help fund this treasure trove of history on our doorstep has been a real treat.”

Kirsti Santer

Marketing Manager

“Our expertise and in-depth knowledge enables us to take care of the process from start to finish and guarantees that the disposal is both fully compliant and meets an organisation’s duty of care obligations, with all the necessary documentation provided.”

Chris Edwards

General Manager – Technical

“The history of transport is something that is especially dear to my own heart as, without all our vehicles throughout the years, Grundon could not have developed into the successful business it is today.”

Norman Grundon

President

“The success of our trials gave us 100% confidence that the new electric vehicles have the capacity to complete average waste collections of around 80-100km per day, without the need to recharge en-route.”

Bradley Smith, Grundon

“Modifying a diesel refuse vehicle not only saves in excess of £100,000 versus the purchase of a new electric vehicle, but it also gives it a new lease of life – literally recycling on the go.”

Spencer Law, Chief Executive Officer, RVS

“We see this innovation as a real game-changer and an important milestone on our ongoing journey towards further helping our customers achieve their sustainability targets.”

Neil Grundon

Chairman

“The catering department is very satisfied with the waste food collection arrangements with Grundon. The bin exchange system works extremely well. ”

Anne Byrne

Facilities Manager (Catering and Housekeeping Services)

“The trampoline’s so popular that we’ve had to set up a timing system so that everyone gets a go on it”

Lisa Jimenez

Centre Manager for Youth and Play

“The specific items requested in this project align with Grundon’s own social and environmental aims, to develop spaces and activities that help to improve deprived communities and bring tangible benefits to the environment.”

John Phelps

Operations Manager

“Festivals are high-pressured environments needing experience and flexibility, operations at unconventional hours and sometimes a willingness to go the extra mile.”

Daniel Peacey

Regional Sales Manager

“It’s a feeling of belonging and adds extra interest”

An FGR Senior Ambassador from an Independent Living Group in Nailsworth

“I’m delighted to be able to represent FGR. It’s a pleasure to see the next generation of FGR fans coming through and supporting the club and its green credentials.”

Paul, one of the current FGR Senior Ambassadors

“I’m pleased to say that we have made a real difference. Although it is early days, we are confident we can save more money as we get better at segregation, and of course, it is better for the environment too.”

Janka Penther

Restaurant Manager, The Cotswold Plough Hotel

“We have a significant number of outlets who serve coffee and other drinks in disposable paper cups so this move makes complete commercial sense for us and for our tenants. The opportunity to introduce paper cup recycling by Grundon means we divert the thousands of cups that would have ended up in general waste, into recycling and it really does tick all the boxes.”

Cyrus Annan

Centre Manager, London’s Bond Street Shopping Centre

“Introducing mixed recycling meant Xscape Milton Keynes not only exceeded its recycling targets, but also reduced general waste collections by 50% and the implementation programme was cost-neutral due to increased rebates from recycling materials. ”

Carl Meale

General Manager, Xscape Milton Keynes

“Grundon is giving us excellent support, both in practical terms and in helping to identify weaknesses and giving us and our tenants advice and awareness training.”

Kirsty Pollard

General Manager, Brighton Marina

“We weren’t just looking for a waste company that could save us money, we wanted someone who would work with us throughout the journey to improve our environmental credentials.”

Jamie Grierson

Back of House and Logistics Manager, The Grove, luxury 5 star hotel

“The expert guidance Grundon has given us over the years has been invaluable. With a venue like ours, it’s not just down to price, it’s about service as well and Grundon’s is second to none. We have never been let down and they have always been there for us.”

Lee Howkins

Venue Manager, Silverstone

“The one single word that defines how I feel about Grundon is confidence – I have every confidence in their ability to do a job and deliver whatever we may ask of them. That’s why we enjoy working with them so much.”

Alastair Williams

JLL Procurement Category Manager – Soft Services

“Grundon give advice and help solve any waste problems, the fact that they handle all of our waste streams means it is so much simpler for me to manage the contract.”

Steve Sellwood

Facilities Manager, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

“I was happy to leave the operation in Grundon’s hands and they were brilliant and took care of everything. Nothing was too much trouble and that allowed us to focus on the business itself. ”

Julien Abbott

Director of TAAB Laboratories Equipment, speaking after a devastating fire at its premises.

“For us, it’s about having the right partnerships and I find that Grundon always does the right thing in making sure we are compliant and giving expert advice rather than just trying to sell us something.”

Bryan Edwards

Professional & Services Warehouse Manager, BRITA UK

How it works

Setting up your recycling collections couldn’t be any easier. Simply follow these steps today and we’ll provide you with a professional and reliable waste management service.

01

Tell us about your waste

Tell us about the types and quantities of waste your business generates or schedule a convenient time for one of our waste experts to carry out a free waste audit.

02

Get a quote

We’ll provide you with a proposal for a bespoke waste management service which is tailored to meet the exact needs of your business.

03

Schedule a collection

We’ll deliver your bins or containers, schedule your collections and start providing you with a first class waste management service – it’s that easy!

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Your dedicated recycling partner, helping you to reach your environmental goals

Our bespoke mixed recycling collection and disposal service offers a wide range of bins and containers, all of which are clearly labelled to help with the segregation of recycled waste.

 

We also know that demands can change, our flexible service means that if you require extra bins and containers; to increase the frequency of collections or need to discuss additional signage; then we are only a phone call or email away.

 

We also believe in making life simple, which is why we work with many of our customers on employee and tenant education programmes, either face-to-face or online.

 

For example, we help set up Green Teams and Waste Champion programmes, organise Waste Awareness Days and provide handbooks, posters and signage – in different languages if required – to help get the recycling message out to everyone.

 

We’re always on hand with advice and information if needed, and that includes providing all the necessary tracking, reporting and statistics to help you demonstrate your successful progress towards your environmental goals.

 

In addition, our entire fleet of collection vehicles is certified CarbonNeutral®, so whenever we collect your waste, not only will the journey be CarbonNeutral®, but it will also avoid adding to your own carbon footprint.

Frequently asked questions

What goes in a mixed recycling bin?

Our mixed waste recycling service collects paper, card, plastic and cans, enabling them to be collected together in one container or bin. We can supply bins of all different shapes and sizes to fit your requirements and we provide signage and posters to make it as easy as possible for everyone to dispose of their waste in the correct place.

Why should I segregate mixed recycling from other waste?

Recyclable waste is a valuable commodity but if it becomes contaminated, then it cannot be used. For example, if a greasy takeaway container of food is thrown into a mixed recycling bin then it can contaminate all the contents and they become worthless for recycling purposes. We go to great lengths to promote education around the do’s and don’ts of mixed recycling and do our best to help people understand why it is important to get it right.

Won’t a separate mixed recycling service be more expensive?

Mixed recycling offers a cost-effective alternative. By diverting waste away from landfill, you won’t be liable to pay Landfill Tax and you can potentially earn a rebate on the materials which are sent for recycling. Of course, mixed recycling also offers a much greener solution.

What happens to the mixed recycling once you’ve taken it away?

Our mixed recycling collection service will take the waste to our state-of-the-art Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs). There, the different waste streams are separated out, before being baled and sent off for reprocessing into new products.

How can you help me boost my recycling rates?

The first step will be to look at your existing waste streams and how you currently dispose of your waste. We work closely with your in-house teams to identify the opportunities for recycling and then suggest ways of implementing these, for example, by installing mixed recycling bins.

 

We collect data from all your mixed recycling collections and produce statistics to show the different quantities of recycled waste. By tracking these on a month-to-month basis, you can see how improvements are being made.

 

We always suggest sharing these with your employees so they can understand the improvements and why recycling is so important.