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South West recycling firm invests £600k in new vehicles for its Cornwall fleet

Following a year of growth, DCW, a leading independent commercial waste management firm, has invested £600,000 in four new state-of-the-art vehicles for its Cornwall fleet.

Two 26 tonne dustcarts and two 7.5 tonne dustcarts allow DCW to expand its eco-friendly Zero to Landfill recycling service in Cornwall. This responsible waste management service for businesses ensures up to 65% of waste materials are sorted, baled and sold for onward processing to create new materials and products in a wide variety of industries, with waste plastics processed by West Country-based DCW into recycled furniture and garden products. The remaining materials that cannot be recycled are sent to energy from waste plants, so nothing is landfilled.

In the first quarter of 2022, DCW has made a total investment of £1.1million in new vehicles across the business, with 70 vehicles now in operation across the South West.

Despite the challenges the Coronavirus pandemic has presented, DCW grew by 27% in 2021 as businesses sought effective and sustainable waste management solutions after returning to the workplace. This has allowed the Zero to Landfill company to invest in its fleet and appoint new office staff and drivers, creating vital job opportunities for the region.

DCW Managing Director, Simon Almond, said: “Our strong performance over the last twelve months has enabled us to kick-start 2022 by investing in new state-of-the-art vehicles for our Cornwall fleet. They are all diesel vehicles which means they emit less CO2 and greenhouse gases than petrol engines, and will allow us to continue delivering a reliable, top-quality service to our valued customers in Cornwall.”

Simon continued: “The 7.5 tonne dustcarts are particularly nifty. They can hold 3.5 tonnes of waste and because of its smaller size, it can navigate the narrow streets some Cornish towns are known for with ease. With the additional capacity now available with these new trucks, we look forward to helping more Cornish businesses improve their green credentials with our sustainable and responsible waste and recycling solutions.”

DCW empties in excess of 10,000 containers across the South West every week, diverting more than 40,000 tonnes away from landfill each year. It was the first company in the South West to offer a Zero to Landfill solution, meaning that all materials that can be recycled, are. DCW’s Zero to Landfill solution helps support the waste management and recycling industry by providing materials for onward processing, recycling and manufacturing. As well as its Zero to Landfill service for mixed commercial waste, DCW also provides specialist waste management services such as data destruction, WEEE disposal and site clearances.

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