Devon Contract Waste signs £2.5m Princess Yachts deal

Princess Yachts and DCW 2mbExeter-based waste management business, Devon Contract Waste, has secured a contract with Princess Yachts worth around £2.5million to manage the British luxury yacht manufacturer’s waste for the next three years.

The new contract will mean the majority of the commercial waste collected from six of Princess Yachts’ Plymouth sites – home to 2,050 staff – will be managed by Devon Contract Waste’s Zero to Landfill service which is unique in the South West. Princess Yachts is among the expanding group of businesses in the Westcountry spearheading the movement towards a cleaner county by managing their waste responsibly with Devon Contract Waste.

Simon Almond, managing director of Devon Contract Waste commented: “We are delighted to be working with Princess Yachts over the next three years to help the business achieve its environmental goals. It’s encouraging to see such a major Devon business choosing our waste management services to benefit both the business and the environment. As an expanding family business, winning significant contracts like this is integral to our growth plans and our mission to make a more environmentally responsible South West.

“There are some specialist elements of Princess Yachts’ waste that cannot be processed through our Zero to Landfill service because of their nature, however these are managed in the most environmentally responsible way possible via our range of other solutions.”

The majority of the waste collected by Devon Contract Waste will be processed through The Zero to Landfill service, which utilises Devon Contract Waste’s unique Envirohub, and its state-of-the-art sorting equipment. The only type of its kind in the South West, it efficiently sorts all mixed non-food, non-glass waste. 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. Mixed waste is collected from clients in a single vehicle, reducing the number of journeys made and minimising its CO2 emissions. What can’t be recycled is sent to energy from waste plants, so absolutely nothing goes to landfill.

Grant Hooper, Director of Purchasing and Logistics at Princess Yachts recognises the importance of operating a green strategy for the company and commented: “Working with Devon Contract Waste means that we can keep our carbon footprint as small as possible even as we work towards our ambitious expansion plans. We’re delighted that by using Devon Contract Waste’s efficient service, our waste is sorted to ensure the absolute minimum goes to landfill. I firmly believe that as a major Plymouth employer we should lead by example in managing our waste in the greenest, most efficient way possible.”

For more information about Devon Contract Waste’s Zero to Landfill service, visit or call 01392 361300.

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