Exeter-based Devon Contract Waste has been shortlisted for the Resource Management Business of the Year award at this year’s National Recycling Awards.
It follows the opening of the company’s Envirohub on the city’s Marsh Barton trading estate, which is home to state-of-the-art sorting equipment that efficiently sorts all mixed non-food, non-glass waste. The facility can handle 75,000 tonnes of waste each year.
The awards recognise excellence and innovation throughout the recycling and resource management sector.
Simon Almond, managing director at Devon Contract Waste, which provides commercial waste management services in Devon and surrounding areas, said: “We’re delighted to have reached this stage in the awards. To be recognised for driving new standards in commercial resource management with our Zero to Landfill initiative and our Envirohub building is a huge boost.
“The waste management industry in the South West is an exciting and vibrant one in which to work and we’re pleased that our regional business has been shortlisted against three very strong contenders in the industry from across the UK.”
He added: “We have invested a great amount of time and money in finding the best practices in sorting and collecting commercial waste, so being in with a chance of winning this prestigious award is fantastic.”
Devon Contract Waste claims to be the first company in the South West to offer a Zero to Landfill solution, meaning that all materials that may be recycled are. Every piece of waste that can be recycled is sorted and processed at the Envirohub, meaning the waste does not have to be pre-sorted.
Up to 68 per cent of waste materials are sorted, baled and sold for onward processing. to create new materials and products in a wide variety of industries. The remaining materials that cannot be recycled, around 30 to 35 per cent, are sent to energy from waste plants, so nothing is landfilled.
Winners of the National Recycling Awards 2016 will be announced at the awards ceremony in July, held at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Last year’s event saw over 700 industry professionals gather to celebrate the achievements of the best companies in the waste and resources sector.