Why Don’t More Businesses Recycle?

It’s a good question, especially considering the results of a survey taken last year that concluded more than a third of UK citizens actually backed a system of fines or taxes for businesses that don’t take responsibility for their waste.


For many, the traditional way of getting rid of waste has been to send it to landfill, however as tighter waste regulations and controls come in this practice is becoming increasingly costly.


Here at Central Waste Liverpool we never send waste to landfill. We provide regular, flexible, reliable business waste recycling services across Liverpool and Merseyside.

Get in touch for a free quote for your business recycling.


It leaves most businesses with three options:


  • Get your recycling collected regularly by a licenced waste collection service such as Central Waste Liverpool.
  • Take it to a recycling facility that handles business waste.
  • Trade it, because some waste products can be exchanged or traded with others through apps like the waste exchange or can be donated, offered cheap, or simply reused like packaging materials.


Benefits analysis of business recycling:


There are a number of benefits for businesses that do recycle their waste, and of course there are some barriers too.


The advantages of recycling  business waste:

  • Environmental  – Recycling waste results in less landfill and impact on the environment.
  • Reputation and responsibility – People are increasingly looking at the ethics of a business before becoming a customer.
  • Reducing costs – Managing and handling waste can be costly, while reducing waste brings financial savings.
  • Legal obligation – There is a legal responsibility for businesses to ensure compliance in their waste disposal.


The disadvantages of recycling waste:

  • Creating space – A business needs to collect and separate its waste for recycling and this requires dedicating space on the premises.
  • Recycling costs – For most business waste, there is a cost for collection and recycling (although this is often less than landfill tax).
  • Changing culture – It can take time and effort to shift company processes and people’s attitudes to recycling requirements.


What are the current blockers to business recycling?


Increasingly, the focus looks to be on finding ways to reduce waste in the first place. Clearly there are enormous local, national and global benefits to business recycling in the UK, but that doesn’t always mean adequate systems exist that make it straightforward.


Most businesses will still refer back to the three principal ways of dealing with their waste and seek the best option for their specific waste requirements. But there are still many influences as to why many businesses still don’t recycle their waste products:


It is inconvenient to recycle – One of the biggest reasons for businesses not to recycle is that people still think it takes time and effort to do so.


No incentive to recycle – There are clearly benefits to recycling, the biggest is potential cost-savings, but there seems to be more stick than carrot when it comes to business recycling. For instance, there is a lack of sufficient domestic recycling services from local government and more needs to be done to provide businesses with clear, tangible incentives to recycle.


Paying to recycle – Most businesses generate a lot more waste than domestic properties do, which means they have to pay for it to be collected. The cost/benefit of paying for a waste carrier to collect it requires a waste policy. Just putting in the skip instead is seen as the easy option.


Sourcing a suitable waste carrier – Many businesses consider it difficult to find a reliable waste collector, or don’t know what services they can offer their business.

Here at Central Waste Liverpool we provide regular, flexible, reliable business waste recycling services across Liverpool and Merseyside.

Get in touch for a free quote for your business recycling.


What is Corporate Social Responsibility?


One big way that businesses are changing their attitudes and overcoming the practical and cultural reasons for not recycling their waste is investing into Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In particular this means being seen to do their bit for minimising their waste production and their impact on the environment.


Creating a company recycling and waste policy is a first step in this process and it lets customers see they are committed to operating in an ethical, progressive way. In effect CSR is as much about practical common sense to waste management and recycling as it is to commit a business to being a responsible organisation. 


Companies will look at ways they can improve their operations through either reducing waste, reusing it, trading it or disposing of it in a safe and legal manner. If it can be done in a way that saves landfill, reduces environmental impacts, makes positive internal culture shifts and saves money too, then the question of why don’t businesses recycle should be at the very top of an organisation’s business goals. Regardless of how a business deals with waste it must still comply with the duty and care for business waste

How Is Commercial Food Waste Collected in Liverpool?

For a business involved with food production, the issue of waste collection will feature high on your priorities. We take a look at what your options are for food waste collection and disposal in Liverpool and what it means for your business.

Does Liverpool City Council collect food waste?

For all business owners the advice of Liverpool City Council is pretty clear: ‘businesses have a duty to organise their own commercial waste removal and recycling’.

At present there is no provision from the council to offer food waste collections either commercially or domestically. This means the decision for organising what happens to your food waste is the responsibility of the business owner alone.

Currently, Liverpool Streetscene Services Ltd (LSSL) provides a paid for commercial waste service. This includes most types of commercial waste but, importantly, this does not include food waste like cooking oil waste, dairy produce, animal feed, out of date supermarket produce, and cafe and restaurant waste.

Do I need a licence for my business’ food waste?

In a nutshell, yes. Liverpool City Council regularly review the practices of businesses that produce food waste and conduct checks to ensure that businesses have a signed agreement in place with a licensed waste carrier.

Business are legally required to have this documentation that proves they have a valid refuse agreement in place.

Cooking oil waste has further legislation involved with it, as simply disposing of it down the drain will likely result in legal action taken against the business.

How do I store commercial food waste?

The guidelines for food waste storage are straightforward. It must be done safely and securely:

• Stored in a secure place
• Use containers that prevent waste escaping
• Clearly label containers by waste type
• Use waterproof lids to prevent spillage and contamination.

A food waste carrier will provide the right amount of containers for the type of commercial food waste you produce. These can either be wheelie bins for single use materials as well as mixed materials. For liquid waste, lined recycling bins can be provided to ensure spillages and leaks are prevented. Bin sizes vary, from smaller 240 litre capacities to much large 1100 litre ones depending on the size and needs of your business.

What happens to my food waste after it is collected?

The process for most food waste recycling involves transporting it to a facility that can safely break down the food through something called anaerobic digestion. This breaks the food down into component parts and enables it to be converted into fuel. Imagine a giant compost involving microorganisms, heat and oxygen which work together to speed up breaking down the chemicals within foodstuffs.

What this does is to ensure that food waste doesn’t get into the sewage or contaminates other forms of waste, like landfill. The byproduct of properly processing waste food provides additional fuel which can be used as a power source for the national grid.

Cooking oil collection has even more benefits. Not only will a waste carrier collect it, they will often pay businesses to do so. This makes cooking oil collection a must for restaurants, chip shops, fast food outlets, cafes and hotels.

A reliable waste carrier will be able to recycle cooking oil and convert into biofuel. The oil then becomes a cleaner form of fuel, better than diesel with reduced emissions. It is also a huge part of the UK’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gases and its renewable energy policy.

What are the environmental benefits of food waste collections?

In 2018 food waste in England accounted for over 10 million tonnes, all of which has to be dealt with somewhere. While it is logical to assume that food is biodegradable, decomposing food produces huge amounts of CO2 and Methane, all of which contributes to global warming if not dealt with properly.

Reducing landfill has become a hot environmental topic. Not only are landfills unsightly and smelly, they also risk contaminating groundwater through a toxic liquid byproduct of landfill waste called leachate.

Any company associated with food production has to be aware of the best method to dispose of it. In the case of cooking oil it can be financially beneficial, as well as for the environment which is already straining to cope with world’s waste demands.

Having a reliable and easy way of organising your commercial food waste is a huge benefit to your business. It is the most sustainable and cost-effective method of managing a waste product that can harmfully impact the environment. Choosing the right waste carrier can ensure your business is both sustainable and ethical.

How is Used Cooking Oil (UVA) Recycled into Biodiesel?

Here at Central Waste Liverpool we buy waste cooking oil from hotels, restaurants and takeaways across Merseyside and recycle it into biodiesel.

A licensed waste cooking oil (WCO) collector will make sure all your used cooking oil is refined into biodiesel – a green fuel helping to reduce lower greenhouse gas emissions for diesel vehicles on the roads.

Your oil goes through several processes before it can become biodiesel – from grading, cleaning and filtering to the chemical reaction of transesterification. Transesterification of vegetable oils, animal fats or waste cooking oils is the process behind recycling oils into conventional biodiesel.


The Cooking Oil to Biodiesel Recycling Process

Once our driver has collected the used vegetable oil (UVO) or animal fats from your commercial kitchen, the oil is taken to a used cooking oil recycling centre.

Firstly the oil is cleaned and filtered as part of the pre-preparation for biofuel refineries. The UVO or used animal oil is assessed and graded for quality, focusing on the colour and clarity of the oil, which will indicate how long it will take in the recycling process. Central Waste Liverpool pay top prices for high quality used cooking oils.

The oil is cleaned and sieved to remove food and other solid waste, this usually happens in a large tank. Inside the tank the oil is heated which helps to separate out the smaller debris and impurities which settle at the bottom of the tank, these can also then be removed from the oil. Once it has been cleaned and filtered in the tank the oil is distributed into a larger filtering system, until it meets the specifications required by the biofuel refineries.

The oil is now almost ready to be fully converted into biodiesel. A dedicated biodiesel refinery will finish the process. Here the transesterification process is carried out and the oil is converted into biodiesel.

Waste oil should always be collected by a registered and licensed carrier like Central Waste, a reputable company who will recycle or dispose of your oil in the correct manner. By disposing of your oil this way you be complying with regulations, you will also contribute to a greener environment and generate some income for your business in the process.

Hire a waste compactor in Liverpool

Central Waste are #1 for waste compactors

Professional waste compactor in Liverpool for businesses

Along with commercial waste disposal, the hire of waste compactors in Liverpool for businesses is one of Central Waste’s largest areas of operation.

Businesses use waste compactors in Liverpool to maximise their commercial waste disposal ability.

The waste compactors we hire are large, roll-on-roll-off for ease of collection and delivery and capable of compacting a wide range of materials.

Why use Central Waste to hire your waste compactor in Liverpool?

We operate from our own local recycling centre, so all of our commercial waste disposal goes through that site.

As you’d expect, we keep up to date with the latest commercial waste removal legislation and so all of our services comply fully and we can provide a full audit trail for every job.

Did you know that we also offer a price match guarantee on all of our commercial waste removal services? That means that we won’t be beaten on price for any like for like commercial waste disposal service, including the hire of waste compactors or roll on roll off skips.

Our commercial waste compactors for Liverpool hire are great for:

  • The disposal of property and construction waste, such as windows and door frames
  • Recyclable materials
  • General waste
  • Industrial and commercial waste

At Central Waste we have been providing flexible, reliable and cost effective commercial waste disposal services since 1977 and we now work with some of the largest brands in the region, not to mention the world.

Evening and weekend drop of and collections or skips and compactors can be easily arranged, at your convenience.

Waste compactor options

Our commercial waste compactors for Liverpool are available in a range of sizes and with a range of service options.

We operate a free quotation service and a rapid response is guaranteed.

Simply give us a call or complete our online quotation form if you’re thinking about hiring a waste compactor in Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley and Halton.

Call us, whatever your commercial waste requirements

Whether you need general and recycling bins, as well as a regular collection, for your office or a waste compactor for your Liverpool building site, drop us a line for a free, no obligation quotation.

Who needs a 1,100 litre wheelie bin?

Letting you know what wheelie bin you need

A 1100 litre wheelie bin

The largest bin we supply is the 1100 litre wheelie bin.

The capacity of the 1100 litre wheelie bin is approximately 12-15 bin bags full of rubbish so, as you can imagine, this size of bin is intended for businesses that generate rather a lot of waste.

It’s not a great idea to go for a large wheelie bin just to cut down on the number of collections you need.

Even if it makes sense at the time you’ll soon find out that, left too long, a bin will start to smell and become unpleasant.

So how do you know what size of wheelie bin to opt for?

When we first begin to work with a new customer we consult with them to find out about their waste disposal habits and to advise them about what size bins to get, how often to arrange waste collection and other factors that will help them to make waste disposal as easy and seamless as possible, while also maximising their ability to recycle and to comply with all waste disposal and recycling legislation.

So in fact, you don’t need to know up front whether you want a 1100 litre wheelie bin, a 240 litre wheelie bin or anything in between – we will design the best solution for you.

That said, if you have been in business a while you are likely to have a good idea about your waste disposal needs and that’s great too.

Details about the 1100 litre wheelie bin

The 1100 litre bin is made from plastic/polymer just like your wheelie bin at home, making it light and easy to manoeuvre on its four casters. It also has a hinged lid and a brake control.

Capacity: 1100 litres
Weight: 65 kg
Width: 1,375 mm
Height: 1,460 mm
Depth: 1,075 mm

The 1100 litre wheelie bin is designed to collect and dispose of most waste types, including general waste, dry mixed recycling, single waste stream recycling (ie. paper, card and plastic) and compactable industrial and commercial waste.

Most organisations require more than one bin, in order to collect recyclable materials and general waste separately.

If you generate large amounts of waste then a minimum of two 1100 litre wheelie bins are likely to be needed.

Of course that also means that you will need room to accommodate them.

If you don’t have room for multiple 1100 litre bins don’t worry – part of our role at Central Waste is to design a waste disposal process that works for you in all aspects.

Whether you need two or three a 1100 litre wheelie bins collected every other day, or just one of our smallest 240 litre bins emptied more infrequently, contact us any time for a free, no obligation quotation, complete with our price promise.

Budget for commercial waste services in 2017

The best for your business

Professional commercial waste services in Liverpool

As the financial year draws to a close and you work on allocating your budget for the 2017 – 2018 period, ask yourself whether you are completely happy with your current commercial waste services.

Even if the waste management company you use right now is doing a good job, it’s still a good idea to shop around and make sure that you couldn’t be getting an equally great commercial waste collection service for less.

If you’re based within Central Waste’s catchment area of Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley and Halton the chances are that you could.

Our commercial waste collection price promise

Central Waste is the trusted commercial waste services company of many of the Northwest’s biggest and busiest brands, including Domino’s, KFC and Subway.

We also work a lot in the construction industry and in spaces requiring us to handle other specialist waste.

In fact, there isn’t much that we can’t handle, so there are many reasons to trust Central Waste with your commercial waste collection.

One of these reasons, particularly prudent at budget time, is our like-for-like price promise.

We simply will not be beaten on price by our competitors.

If you think that we could be a good fit for you, tell us what you’ve been quoted elsewhere and we’ll give you the best deal we can.

Our quote will be comparable or lower – never higher, where services are like-for-like.

Are we the commercial waste management company for you?

Our commercial waste services include:

  • Supply of waste and recycling bins
  • Collection at times, dates and intervals to suit you
  • Roll on roll off skips and compactors
  • Pre-treatment and recycling of all waste in accordance with legislation

There is a legal requirement for all businesses to ensure that their commercial waste services are compliant with a variety of environmental factors.

At Central Waste we display a strong commitment to environmentally sound waste disposal, that goes beyond the dictates of legislation.

We also support a move towards complete diversion away from landfill.

If you’re looking for cleaner, greener commercial waste services with environmental conscience, we could be the company for you.

If you’re simply looking for one of the most trusted, economical and convenient waste collection and disposal services in the Northwest, it’s an equally good idea to obtain a free quote from us before the next budget cycle.

What have you got to lose?

The hassle free way to use the right types of bins

We can supply you with the best

Different types of bins

It is now a legal requirement that all waste that ends up at landfill be pretreated, prior to disposal; this means that recycling must take place, which means that sorting must take place prior to this.

At Central Waste we handle all of this, meeting all of the legal obligations for our clients’ waste disposal.

All that we need from you, in order to make this happen, is that you use different bins for different waste.

Now we know that using the right types of bins isn’t always as simple as it sounds.

Deliberations about ‘what can go where’ when it comes to types of bins can eat into our valuable time at home as well as at work.

At Central Waste we take the work out of it for you.

Yes, we need you to use different bins for different waste but we do our best to make this as intuitive as possible for you.

Positioning and collection of different bins for different waste

We begin all of our contracts by assessing the amount and type of waste currently being produced by a site and then advising on the types of commercial waste bins required and the rate of collection.

We can provide strategically placed bottle bins, waste cooking oil collection, collection of cardboard and even confidential shredding services – all the time making recycling and waste disposal as easy as possible for you.

Commercial waste bins available

Types of bins we supply include wheelie bins from 240 litres to 1,100 litres to hold most types of general waste and recycling.

All are supplied clearly labelled for your convenience and collected regularly at a time to suit you.

For larger waste, such as may be produced by construction sites and similar, we also supply roll on roll off skips and waste compactors.

Naturally, when hiring these larger types of bins, we are able to provide a full audit trail, so that you can prove legal compliance.

Any types of bins for almost any purpose

Whether you operate a small city centre office or a number of large construction sites, our job is to ensure that your waste is disposed of in a legally compliant manner that is minimally labour intensive for you.

We will supply all the commercial waste bins you need, making recycling in the workplace easy.

You can feel good about your environmental impact without time spent on waste disposal eating into your day.

New Year Cleaning?

Turn to Central Waste for your waste removal services

Bins for New Year cleaning

If you’ve headed back to work with some resolutions for 2017, perhaps you are currently in the throws of, or planning, some New Year cleaning.

It’s a great idea at any time and even better at this point in the year, when you’re building impetus for the 12 months ahead but a good clear out does mean that your waste services needs will be different for a while.

Particularly in a commercial environment, that is something worth planning ahead for.

*Top tip: have each employee take responsibility for a particular part of the building or a particular task, such as co-ordinating the recycling, and turn new year cleaning into a team building exercise!*

How Central Waste can help with your New Year cleaning

Perhaps December is your busiest time of year and you’re now dealing with the aftermath or maybe returning from the festive break made you realise that your office is overdue a good clear out.

Whatever your reason for doing some New Year cleaning it’s important to remember that it’s all going to need to go somewhere and that, in a commercial environment, there are legal obligations when it comes to waste removal.

Services like ours are here to take care of all that for you.

Central Waste is a specialist waste removal services company, catering to any and all businesses that need us in Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley and Halton.

If we already handle your waste services then it’s easy to draft in our assistance with the New Year cleaning.

You can simply let us know when and how your waste needs will be varying and we will be happy to cater for it.

If you need additional recycling bins or to take advantage of our document shredding services tell us that too.

If you would like to consider having your waste removal services taken care of by Central Waste, either for the long term or just for the period of deep cleaning, there are options for you too.

Specialist services to assist with New Year cleaning

If you have a big clean up operation underway, hire additional bins, skips or waste compactors from us.

Need to dispose of confidential documentation?

Our shredding service is fully compliment with data protection and we are insured to collect, carry, destroy and recycle confidential waste.

Why opt for skip hire in Liverpool?

Roll On Roll Off Skips and Compactor Skip Hire for Liverpool

Choosing us for skip hire in Liverpool

There are some very good reasons to come to a waste management company like Central Waste for skip hire in Liverpool.

The main reason being volume.

If you have a small scale construction job taking place at home then there are plenty of places you can go for small skip hire in Liverpool but if yours is a commercial site with a larger volume of waste then Central Waste is best place to handle that for you – both logistically and legally.

The legalities of waste disposal and skip hire in Liverpool

If you need to dispose of a large amount of waste, of any kind, you need to ensure that the paper trail proves that its disposal was handled correctly in the eyes of the law.

If you hire a roll on roll off skip from Central Waste we not only take care of the admin, we also dispose of the contents in our own recycling centre, taking on the complete process of what may seem like simple rubbish removal.

We handle waste documentation and can provide you with a full audit trail, making your waste disposal legally sound with minimal input from you.

Skip hire options for Liverpool

We have high capacity roll on roll off skips and waste compactors available for a range of purposes, to a range of industries in several different sizes.

Skips are available in 25, 30 and 40 cubic yards from Central Waste waste management company, Liverpool.

Whatever your industry or need, the chances are we will have a waste management solution for you.

Industries and uses for skip hire in Liverpool

We offer skip hire throughout Liverpool to meet the needs of various different industries, including construction, manufacturing, retail and industrial.

Our large capacity skips are perfect for any dry, non-hazardous waste such as heavy construction waste, windows, doors and other wood, industrial and commercial waste and more.

We can also take and dispose of recyclable materials.

Whatever your requirement, whether it be skip hire or general commercial waste management in Liverpool you can contact us any time for an honest assessment of your requirements.

The chances are that we will be able to help and, if we can, we will be very happy to do so.

The Importance of Commercial Waste Collection at Christmas

Does your Commercial Property Need Our Help This Festive Season?

Central Waste bins ready for commercial waste collection

Commercial waste collection and rubbish removal are pretty important aspects of the retail and hospitality industries at all times of year – but these next few weeks, from Black Friday to Christmas Eve, then into the January sales, is the busiest time of year for many businesses on the high street.

The chances are that you will need more rubbish removal than usual over the festive period.

If you don’t have a reliable waste management service taking care of your commercial waste collection, that is going to become a problem very quickly.

During this time footfall is so heavy that it’s a constant battle to keep your premises looking tidy and presentable to Christmas shoppers.

We urge you to take a moment and consider whether your commercial waste collection needs are being met as fully as they could be. If they are not, now is the time to contact Central Waste.

Liverpool Waste Management Services

Waste management shouldn’t be something that you spend a whole lot of time and effort thinking about, unless you work for a commercial waste collection company.

Assuming that you don’t work for us, your rubbish removal can and should be a simple matter.

Even at this time of year when it needs to be attended to a little more frequently than usual.

Your business premises needs to be clean and free of rubbish to keep it looking as inviting as possible to Christmas shoppers.

Here at Central Waste, that means that we need to build up a picture of your needs, provide you with the right bins in the right places and then collect them often enough that they don’t become a problem, at a time of day to suit you. We can do that. In fact, that is exactly what we do for many businesses across Liverpool.

If your current rubbish removal arrangements are any less simple or convenient, give us a call.

Commercial Waste Collection and Recycling

We are all more aware of what we discard these days.

At work it can seem as though you are tossing lots of potentially recyclable items, without time to consider how best to deal with them.

Particularly now, while you are at your busiest, having Central Waste take care of your commercial waste collection could be the best way to ensure your organisation’s carbon footprint remains low.

We are committed to recycling as much as we can AND to making it as easy as possible for you to make sure that the right waste ends up in the right bins.

Don’t let commercial waste collection be another thing for you to spend time on this Christmas.

Call Central Waste and we’ll make it as easy for you as possible.