5-year eco waste scheme launched in King's Lynn
A project aiming to reduce waste from King's Lynn going to landfill was set up this month by Discover King's Lynn and Anglian Recycling
Vicky Etheridge, BID Manager for Discover King’s Lynn said: “We are so excited to be working with Anglian to help reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill from the BID area. This will give business owners in the area the chance to get a personalised waste audit and responsibly manage their waste. We're thrilled to be partnering up for this exciting sustainability project.”
Businesses that are based in the BID area will have the option of using the waste management services provided by Anglian, which include free waste management audits and waste collections that will be processed at Anglian’s licensed 10-acre site in Norfolk. For the first time, Anglian and Discover King’s Lynn will also be recording data on how much waste is being collected and recycled in the BID area, which will enable the team to benchmark significant reductions in future years.
Ryan Marshall, Senior Environmental & Waste Manager at Anglian Recycling, who has previously worked in waste management for Chantry Place and Don’t Waste, is spearheading the work with Discover King’s Lynn.
He said: “I am particularly passionate about the waste data we are set to capture from our partnership over the next five years. This will allow us to reduce waste across King’s Lynn, increase recycling performances and provide detailed reports on the progress. Our mission is to responsibly dispose of waste collected from customers and help them reach a zero-to-landfill goal, so to see that happen as we benchmark will be fantastic. We offer regular environmental audits to clients, where we can analyse their waste data against their waste targets and identify areas to help them achieve goals to combat environmental change. This is a huge benefit for BID members, and one we hope they will take full advantage of.”
Lee Storer, Managing Director of Anglian, added: “Anglian has been associated with the waste sector for over 14 years due to the nature of our industry and services. Over the last four years , we have developed a standalone waste division to provide our customers a full waste management service. Environmental sustainability is a crucial element of any good waste management programme. As well as making a real difference to the environment in the county where we live and work, winning the contract will also ensure employment opportunities in this sector stay in Norfolk. It is a great opportunity for all involved.”