Fresh Start Waste Services, the business waste and recycling collector of choice, have committed to their pledge of reducing the carbon footprint of waste they collect by ensuring onward movement of waste is recycled within the North-West of England.
Fresh Start work with thousands of businesses across the North West of England to develop sustainable waste management programmes which look to reduce waste produced by recycling as much as possible and diverting waste from landfill through using energy recovery instead. This work sees the waste segregated into the appropriate bins, and then separately collected by twin-bodied environmentally friendly trucks by carbon conscious Fresh Start. This is then taken to their recycling centre for further sorting and onward recycling/recovery.
Following this, waste is processed right here in the North-West. It is recycled or diverted from landfill as energy from waste by partners located within the region.
By processing waste locally it means it is travelling shorter distances, minimising the carbon impact from the vehicles transporting it. This wouldn’t be the case if it were being transported further afield to be recycled or to generate green energy, as is sometimes the case with other waste providers.