Case study

DieCast Manchester

DieCast Manchester, the innovative neighbourhood by Ramona and The Firehouse team, partners with Fresh Start Waste. Their goal: an eco-friendly, recycling-focused service for the newly opened venue in summer 2023.


The Challenge

Fresh Start have long been the waste and recycling collector of choice across the hospitality sector. They are committed to provide sustainable waste and recycling solutions to hotels, venues, restaurants and bars. Their support within the sector is well recognised by the industry.

Chosen for a new Manchester venue, Fresh Start Waste tackles waste production challenges. They encourage glass and cardboard recycling, avoiding landfill for non-recyclables with an innovative solution.


Diecast Manchester waste solutions

“It’s exciting times here at Diecast. We want to start as we mean to go on with a comprehensive programme of recycling programme in place from day one. We chose Fresh Start Waste due to their close proximity, experience in the hospitality sector and their ability to maximise levels of recycling as well as provide us with a report showing how much of our waste has been recycled.”

Robbie Mills, Hospitality Operations Manager at DieCast Manchester

The Solution

The Fresh Start service utilises twin-bodied vehicles. These transport pre-segregated recycling and waste items to a local Manchester site for thorough sorting, maximising recycling levels.

Fresh Start recommended a glass crusher due to high levels of glass waste being produced. They placed smaller glass bins across the site. The glass volume decreases as it’s crushed into tiny segments, ready for recycling when emptied into the crusher.

This innovative piece of equipment not only reduces the number of bins required on site but also the space needed to store the glass. As such, less frequent collections are required reducing cost as well as reducing the carbon impact of the glass recycling programme at DieCast Manchester.

Cardboard is also separately stored in bins, collected and then baled ready for recycling into new cardboard items.

All non-recyclable materials collected are further sorted at the Fresh Start Waste state-of-the-art recycling centre to further remove any other recyclable materials such as metal and any further cardboard and the residual non-recyclable waste avoids landfill as it is converted into energy at a Refuse Derived Fuel facility right here in the North West to minimise travel and carbon impact and maximise local economy growth.

diecast manchester recycling with fresh start waste

The Results

As the DieCast Manchester site continues to grow and the demands change, Fresh Start Waste’s commitment to communication and delivery of a high quality service means they provide flexible service schedules to suit the changes requirements.

Sean Martins of Fresh Start Waste said:

“Robbie and the team are opening a fantastic new venue and it’s great to be involved with them from the start to train the entire team to ensure they know what can and cannot be recycled, and which items are to go in which bin. This initial training and colour-coded bins will ensure we maximise levels of recycling Diecast can achieve. We are proud to work on such a prestigious and exciting new project.”

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