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Waste management in Cornwall

we are dedicated to delivering sustainable waste management solutions for businesses and commercial establishments across the stunning landscape of Cornwall.

Our mission is to combine environmentally conscious practices with efficient waste disposal strategies, ensuring a cleaner and greener future for this beautiful region.

Explore our range of waste management services designed to meet the unique needs of businesses in Cornwall, all presented in a user-friendly and informative format.

Together, let’s make a positive impact on Cornwall’s environment through responsible waste management practices.

Contact us on 0120 533 81 23.

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Where we provide waste management in Cornwall

We proudly extend our waste management services to various towns throughout the picturesque region of Cornwall.

Our dedicated waste collection routes encompass a wide array of locations, ensuring that businesses across the county have access to efficient waste management solutions.

From the vibrant town of Truro to the coastal beauty of Newquay, the historic charm of Penzance, and the maritime hub of Falmouth, we serve them all.

Our coverage also extends to the artistic enclave of St. Ives, the heritage-rich Camborne, the scenic Liskeard, Plymouth, Exeter and the border town of Saltash.

No matter where your business is located within Cornwall, we are committed to providing tailored waste management services designed to suit your unique needs.

We understand the importance of flexibility and convenience for our clients. That’s why we work with you to arrange waste collections at a time that fits seamlessly into your business operations.

Our aim is to accommodate your schedule and preferences, ensuring minimal disruption while efficiently managing your waste.

At your convenience, we’ll be there, delivering reliable waste management services to keep your business running smoothly and sustainably.

Waste Management services we provide

We handle the following types of waste for businesses and commercial premises in Cornwall.

Ensure you follow guidelines carefully when filling your bin as mistakingly placing the wrong waste type into a bin can result in missed collections, resulting in lost time to recover the lift and increased cost.

General waste

This includes any waste materail that can’t be recycled & will be deposited at a landfill site after treatment.

Common items to be placed into a general waste bin are contaminated paper based food packeging, plastic wrappers, cardboard soaked in greace ir food.

Mixed recycling

This is an ideal option to reduce the cost of collections by diversifying you waste storage (resulting in fewer collections required).

In a mixed-recycling bin you can typically find plastics, cardboard and paper.


A common bin found at bars and restaurants. In a glass recycling bin you’ll find whole glass bottles and vessels.

Broken glass can’t be placed into a glass recycling bin as doing so is inn breach of health & safety regulations.

Food waste

Food waste bins are often found at hotels, restaurants, cafes & commercial premises with canteens. They are a requirement for any type of business producing food waste.

All types of spoiled or food leftovers can be placed into the bin as long as they are not mixed with other non biodegradable materials (such as lollipops with plastic components).

Types of waste

How to save money on waste management in Cornwall

Waste management doesn’t need to be a drain on your businesses budget and resources when implemented properly. Ensure you follow these best practices to get the best benefits from you waste collections.

  1. Waste Assessment and Audit:
    • Conduct a comprehensive waste audit to understand the types and quantities of waste your business generates. Analyse the data to identify opportunities for waste reduction and recycling.
  2. Source Reduction and Waste Minimisation:
    • Encourage employees to minimise waste at the source by reducing unnecessary printing, using electronic documents, and avoiding single-use items whenever possible.
  3. Recycling Programmes:
    • Implement effective recycling programmes to divert recyclable materials from general waste. Proper sorting and recycling can reduce landfill disposal costs and potentially generate revenue from recycled materials.
  4. Educate and Train Employees:
    • Educate employees on waste reduction practices, recycling guidelines, and proper waste segregation. Well-informed employees can contribute significantly to waste reduction efforts.
  5. Compost Organic Waste:
    • Implement a food waste composting programme for businesses that generate significant quantities of organic waste, such as restaurants and hotels.
      Composting reduces the volume of waste sent to landfills and may save on waste disposal fees.
  6. Optimise Waste Collection Frequency:
    • Adjust waste collection schedules based on the actual volume of waste generated. Avoid unnecessary pickups that can lead to additional costs.
  7. Reuse and Repurpose Materials:
    • Encourage the reuse of materials within your organisation.
      Reusing items like packaging materials, containers, or office supplies can save on purchasing costs and reduce waste.
  8. Energy-Efficient Waste Management Equipment:
    • Invest in energy-efficient waste management equipment, such as compactors or balers, to optimise waste volume and reduce the frequency of waste pickups.
  9. Engage in Circular Economy Practices:
    • Explore opportunities to recycle and repurpose waste materials within your business operations or through partnerships with local recycling facilities, supporting a circular economy.
  10. Community Programmes and Partnerships:
    • Collaborate with local organisations, community groups, or waste management agencies to participate in joint waste reduction initiatives and benefit from shared resources and expertise.
  11. Stay Informed about Regulations:
    • Stay updated on waste management regulations and incentives offered by local authorities or the government that could provide financial benefits or incentives for sustainable waste management practices.

By implementing these strategies, businesses in Cornwall can effectively reduce waste management costs while promoting environmentally sustainable practices within their operations.

Sustainable waste management plans

Creating a sustainable waste management plan for your business is crucial for reducing environmental impact and reducing operational costs.

Here are five tips to help you implement sustainable waste management practices:

  1. Conduct a Waste Audit: Begin by understanding the types and quantities of waste your business generates.
    Conduct a waste audit to analyse your waste stream and identify opportunities for reduction, reuse, and recycling. This will help you tailor a targeted waste management plan.
  2. Implement Waste Reduction Practices: Focus on reducingwaste at its source. Encourage employees to reduce paper usage, avoid single-use plastics, and use digital platforms for communication and documentation.
    Consider implementing a “reduce and reuse” policy for office supplies and materials to reduce waste production.
  3. Establish a Recycling Program: Set up a comprehensive recycling program within your organisation. Provide clearly labeled recycling bins for paper, plastics, glass, metal, and other recyclable materials. Educate employees on what can be recycled and how to properly separate recyclables to ensure effective recycling practices.
  4. Promote Composting and Organic Waste Management: If applicable to your business, consider implementing a composting program for organic waste generated in your workplace.
    Collect food scraps, plant waste, and other organic materials to create compost for local gardens or community initiatives. This helps divert organic waste from landfills and promotes sustainability.
  5. Engage with Waste Management Partners: Collaborate with waste management companies that prioritise sustainability and offer recycling and waste diversion services.
    Ensure they have transparent waste disposal practices and are committed to environmentally responsible disposal methods.
    Work with them to improve waste collection and disposal routes to cut down on carbon emissions.

By incorporating these tips into your waste management strategy, you can contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally responsible business operation while potentially saving on waste disposal costs.

If you would like to learn how you can help make a positive contribution to the environment in Cornwall, head over to the AONB.

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How to get started

Simply complete our quick quote form to see how much you can save on business waste with us.

Our specialist team of advisors will work to build you an efficient waste management plan that will seamlessly start your business on a path to clean, affordable bin collection services.

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