Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils’ new kerbside Business Glass Collection Service has begun collecting glass from businesses across the districts.
From June this year, the councils have offered businesses a service that collects waste glass for recycling rather than allowing it to join general waste that is disposed of at the Energy-from-Waste plant at Great Blakenham. New specialist collection vehicles are operating across the districts, offering the service to any business that presently disposes of a large amount of glass with its general waste.
Dedicated two-wheel bins, with 240 litre capacity, are provided to businesses to make the kerbside collection as easy and efficient as possible. This specialist service ensures that more glass is recycled and that more businesses can dispose of their waste in a green manner while keeping their costs low.
Although the service is aimed primarily at high glass use businesses in the hospitality sector, such as pubs, food serving enterprises and wedding venues, it is available to any business that disposes of large amounts of glass. The service can be purchased independently of the established Business & Trade waste collection service. Existing Business & Trade clients can add glass collection to their subscription.
The service is also available for one-off events that have to dispose of a large quantity of bottles and jars.
By offering a dedicated Business Glass Collection Service the councils aim to reduce waste costs for local businesses. It will help their economic growth and profitability while also increasing recycling across the districts.
Cllr Frank Lawrenson, Babergh District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “With so much waste being produced in the modern economy, it is vital that we recycle as much as we possibly can. This new service offers an easy, affordable way for businesses to ensure their glass waste can be reused, while also providing our councils with income to reinvest in our waste services. By signing up, clients are helping their business, the environment and their community all at once.”
This new service is a service available only to businesses. Residents can dispose of household glass at any of the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) or bottle banks across the districts. Find your nearest HWRC on the Recycle Now website