Confidential Product Destruction
Product destruction is another sought-after service. We’ve helped lots of companies and organisations to confidentially dispose of products and stock over the years. This month we destroyed batches of books as well as faulty electrical products and end of line software.
We’d love to go into the details, explaining each job and what was involved. However, it’s confidential and we take this very seriously.
Whatever the product, we always opt for the most environmentally friendly method and recover as much material for reuse as we can.
Recycling commercial fridges
Our fridge recycling service continues to be really popular. Regardless of the size of the unit, we collect and recycle all types of fridges across the UK. Basically, if it has a compressor, we can recycle it. This includes commercial and industrial refrigeration units.
This month has been busier than ever with the collection of large industrial units, from refrigeration installation companies and hospitals, right through to shops with just one end-of-line unit to pick up.
One particular job required a number of end of life commercial display fridges collected from a well-known food retailer. With each unit weighing over 500kg, loading could have been an issue if not planned in advance. After an initial risk assessment, we came up with the required solution. We arrived on-site, with a fork lift attached to a vehicle to load the items quickly and safely. This ensured we could remove the load without fuss, in one vehicle, reducing the environmental impact.
Once back at the plant the fridges were recycled and the materials recovered. Our hazardous waste consignment note shows the customer exactly where the waste goes. Then, the recycling certificate provides evidence of the type, number and weight of the waste.
What’s coming up in September?
As well as all the usual jobs to keep us this month, there are a couple of events coming up that we’ve had in the calendar for a while. We’re currently in Zero Waste Week, and there’s still time to sign up and get involved if you’re quick. Have a read of our Zero Waste Week post to see how you can make a cost saving at work and score some serious brownie points with the boss.
Later in the month it’s Recycle Week 2017 from September 25 to October 1, and we’re busy thinking up ways to get involved. Plus, since the news of our ten-year anniversary was featured in a few magazines and websites last month, we’ve been working on some opinion articles for a couple of industry journals, too. Our article on the Environment Journal has gone live, so please have a read. In the meantime, have a great month.