mixed recycling collection and treatment services

Easy, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly

Our dry mixed recycling waste service collects paper, card, plastic and cans in one container or bin. This provides a sustainable recycling solution that greatly improves recycling performance, is cost-effective and also environmentally-friendly.

Grundon - Recycling<br>made easy
made easy

Simply put your waste paper, card, plastics and metal cans into one single bin

Grundon - Bespoke collection service
Bespoke collection service

Our collection is designed to suit the volumes of waste that you produce

Grundon - Boost your recycling rates
Boost your recycling rates

Improve your recycling performance by reducing the amount of general waste you produce

We believe that to have the most success, recycling should be made as easy as possible, and that’s what we’ve achieved with our mixed recycling service.

All it takes is one mixed recycling bin or container to get you started and your employees can deposit all their waste paper, card, plastic and metal cans, ready for us to take away and manage the recycling process.

Disposing of all recyclable items in one container is known as co-mingling, and it’s very simple. No-one has to worry about finding the extra space for separate containers because it all goes in together.

There are many benefits to implementing a mixed recycling service.

From an environmental perspective, sending your waste for reuse, recycling or recovery – as opposed to sending it to landfill – delivers both a greener and more cost-effective approach.

We see waste as a valuable resource and our state-of-the-art Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) specialise in separating out all the recyclables into different waste streams, baling them and then sending them off for reprocessing into new products. This is all part of our commitment to the waste hierarchy.

Introducing mixed recycling is also more cost-effective because it reduces the quantity of waste going into your general waste bin where, if it is sent to landfill, it could become liable for Landfill Tax charges. It is surprising how many organisations still deposit all their waste into one container without any thought as to segregation. They could easily reduce their spending and earn rebates by thinking more about recycling.

Importantly, choosing mixed recycling will boost your recycling performance and your green credentials – many of our customers have won awards for environmental good management because of our proactive waste management partnership with them.

And when we collect your containers, you can also benefit from knowing that our entire fleet of waste collection vehicles is certified CarbonNeutral®, meaning we won’t be adding to your carbon footprint because every journey is carbon free.

We also offer great flexibility of service and collections. Our teams go to great lengths to arrange collections around the volumes of waste your organisation produces and the frequencies that suit you.

For example, by arranging daily, weekly or fortnightly collections we can reduce unnecessary collections and excess vehicle movements on site, and we can also increase or decrease collections as required, for example, to meet seasonal times of the year. This is particularly important for sectors such as the retail and hospitality industries, with major promotions such as Black Friday and Christmas/New Year sales, as well as the peak of festive entertaining.

We also know that when it comes to engaging employees and others such as site visitors or tenants in recycling, it can sometimes be difficult to get the message across.

That’s why we don’t just stop at providing bins and containers.

One of the biggest challenges will always be contamination. Putting the ‘wrong’ items, such as a greasy takeaway food container, into a recycling bin can cause the whole container to be rejected and sent to general waste instead.

That’s why we regularly hold events such as Employee Waste Awareness days and Tenant Waste Engagement Days to encourage the promotion of best recycling practice.

These include talks, interactive games and plenty of literature to help spread the word and we also provide training to employees to spot potential contamination hot spots. In some cases, it might be as simple as moving a recycling bin from one location to another to reduce the risk of non-recyclable items being thrown into it.

We find you the right size bins and containers to suit your individual premises, provide bespoke signage and posters, and we can advise on setting up in-house Green Teams and appointing Waste Champions to fly the flag for recycling.

We also work closely with other parties, such as cleaning partners or facilities management providers to help ensure recycling excellence. For example, we have trained cleaning teams to identify potential sources of contamination during their regular bin collections and this means that where possible, they can remove the unwanted items before the mixed recycling is collected.

Excellence in waste management practice is what we do best and that’s why we also guarantee you that your collections will be 100% compliant with all waste and environmental regulations.

And because statistics are often key to investment in waste management, our account managers will work closely with your in-house teams to demonstrate all the benefits that have been achieved. These can range from the tonnage of each specific waste stream recycled (glass, cans, plastic, card paper), the rebates gained from sending those materials for recycling, and the equivalent number of trees saved by recycling.

Added together with our full range of services, which include hazardous waste, food waste, general waste and our paper cup recycling service, we can take care of all your waste management requirements.

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.

What items can be recycled? + -

Our mixed waste recycling bins and containers can take a mixture of paper, card, plastic and cans, they don’t need to be separated out.

Can paper, cans and plastic be recycled together? + -

They can be collected together, but not recycled together. Once the mixed recycling arrives at our Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) segregation of the different waste streams takes place.

Why is okay to co-mingle these items? + -

Put simply, it’s because we do the hard work for you. Our industry-leading Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) have the technology and the expertise to segregate the different types of recyclable waste into separate waste streams. It is then baled at our facilities and collected for reprocessing into a wide range of different items.

Why should I segregate mixed recycling from other materials? + -

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.

What types of business could benefit from mixed recycling collections? + -

Any business should be able to benefit. All offices, retail premises, manufacturers, hotels, pubs etc., will have different components of mixed recycling – paper, cardboard, glass, metal cans – and they can all benefit from introducing mixed recycling collections.

Won’t a separate mixed recycling collection 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 recyclables 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.

What types of products are produced? + -

Today, many more items are made from recycled products, including clothes, new bottles, cans and packaging, toys, garden tools and equipment and even aggregates for roads.

What mixed recycling bins are available? + -

We have a wide range of different shapes and sizes to suit a variety of areas. These include single mixed recycling bins and others which have separate slots for different types of waste, for example, mixed recycling, general waste and food waste. All the different sections are clearly marked to ensure everyone knows exactly which items go where.

We also supply a range of containers from 240 litre wheeled bins through to larger containers, such as front end loader and rolonofs, as well as a range of static and mobile compactors.

Can you supply signs for mixed recycling bins? + -

Absolutely. We can design and print signs which exactly meet your requirements. For example, some organisations prefer to have just illustrations, whereas others like to have very specific examples for their industry.

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.

How can I use the recycling reporting to reduce my disposal costs? + -

Because our monthly reports break down the different recycling waste streams, you can see where changes could be implemented to save you money. Earning rebates on your recycling will help to reduce costs.

Having accurate reporting statistics also provides evidence of the importance of investing in waste management for the overall benefit of your organisation.

Can I specify the timing of my collection? + -

We offer a very flexible service. Because we work on the volume of waste to be collected, we will talk to you and your team and work out the type of collections that will suit you, whether it’s daily, weekly, fortnightly or monthly – or indeed more than that. We can also increase or decrease collection days as required, depending on seasonal or other fluctuations.

Boost your recycling performance and reduce your waste management costs

Contact us now to see how our mixed recycling collection service can save you money and boost your recycling rates