Exeter business shortlisted for National Recycling Award

Exeter-based Devon Contract Waste, a leading provider of commercial waste management services in Devon and surrounding areas, has been shortlisted for the Resource Management Business of the Year award at this year’s National Recycling Awards. These awards recognise and highlight excellence and innovation throughout the recycling and resource management sector today.

DCW - Envirohub

Simon Almond, Managing Director at Devon Contract Waste commented: “We’re delighted to have reached this stage in the awards. To be recognised for driving new standards in commercial resource management with our Zero to Landfill initiative and our Envirohub building is a huge boost. The waste management industry in the South West is an exciting and vibrant one in which to work and we’re pleased that our regional business has been shortlisted against three very strong contenders in the industry from across the UK.”

Simon continued: “We have invested a great amount of time and money in finding the best practices in sorting and collecting commercial waste, so being in with a chance of winning this prestigious award is fantastic.

Devon Contract Waste is the first and only company in the South West to offer a Zero to Landfill solution, meaning that all materials that may be recycled, are. The company’s unique Envirohub on Exeter’s Marsh Barton trading estate is home to state-of-the-art sorting equipment that efficiently sorts all mixed non-food, non-glass waste, which can handle 75,000 tonnes of waste each year. Every piece of waste that can be recycled is sorted and processed, saving the client time and reducing costs, as the waste does not have to be pre-sorted. Up to 68% of waste materials are sorted, baled and sold for onward processing to create new materials and products in a wide variety of industries. The remaining materials that cannot be recycled, around 30-35%, are sent to energy from waste plants, so nothing is landfilled.

Winners of the National Recycling Awards 2016 will be announced at the awards ceremony on 6 July, held at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Last year’s event saw over 700 industry professionals gather to celebrate the achievements of the best companies in the waste and resources sector.

For more information about Devon Contract Waste and the services available visit www.dcw.co.uk or call 01392 361300.

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