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FEATURE: BUSINESS & THE ENVIRONMENT


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A new commercial recycling facility has opened in Birmingham to help the business community become greener


he recycling and waste services you choose for your business affect your carbon footprint, your compliance and your bottom line. With this in mind Veolia Environmental Services is helping its customers to manage their waste as a resource, through world-class,


One of the biggest factors affecting businesses is the ever rising landfill tax which currently sits at £56 per tonne and set to increase at £8 a year. In anticipation of this, Veolia has opened a new commercial Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) to help the Birmingham business community to increase their recycling. The new MRF will be accepting up to 20,000 tonnes per year of


recyclates including card, paper, wood and plastics and it has been sized to support the local market, enabling businesses to reduce their carbon miles. Rather then having multiple bins, customers can benefit from commercial co-mingled collections accepting a wider range of recycled materials in a single container. Staff on site will also be trained to supply advice to customers on


business legal compliance, and assist with pre-treatment and new legislation in regard to recycling and waste management services. Paul Jackson, managing director for commercial services at Veolia


Environmental Services, said: “This is an exciting time for all our customers as we further extend our recycling infrastructure network and invest in more facilities sized to help local businesses meet their recycling needs. By collecting mixed recyclates together we will also be providing a user- friendly service, diverting business waste away from landfill, and lessening their landfill tax costs which are set to increase year on year.”


‘This is an exciting time for all our customers as we further extend our recycling infrastructure network and invest in more facilities’


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