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Devon Contract Waste helps Pathfinder Homes find the path to Zero to Landfill

By February 8, 2017January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates

An innovative Exeter-based waste management company has secured a brand new contract worth circa £80,000 with Pathfinder Homes Ltd of Newton Abbot.


Devon Contract Waste is now providing a full waste management service for Pathfinder Homes, a pioneering manufacturer of luxurious residential park homes and holiday lodges since 1958.


The new contract has already seen Pathfinder Homes make an impressive start on its journey to becoming a Zero to Landfill business with the help of Devon Contract Waste, diverting 76% of its waste from landfill in the first two months. Devon Contract Waste collects mixed waste from Pathfinder Homes’ head office situated at Heathfield near Newton Abbot which is then sorted at its unique Envirohub in Exeter, which can handle 75,000 tonnes of waste each year. The Envirohub is home to state-of-the-art sorting equipment that efficiently sorts all mixed non-food, non-glass waste, meaning every piece of waste that can be recycled is sorted and processed.


Simon Almond, Managing Director at Devon Contract Waste commented: “We are delighted to welcome Pathfinder Homes to our expanding roster of Devon businesses that are choosing to work towards a greener South West with our innovative Zero to Landfill service. We collect general waste, construction, timber, plasterboard and hazardous waste from Pathfinder Homes to ensure all materials that may be recycled, are. All the waste is either processed at our Envirohub in Exeter, or passed on for onward processing, recycling and manufacturing. Thanks to our state-of-the-art equipment which sorts mixed waste into a variety of specific recycling categories, nothing that can possibly be recycled is sent to landfill.”


Simon continued: “We look forward to working with Pathfinder Homes for many years to come and are already very pleased with the progress we have achieved so far in helping the business become Zero to Landfill.”


Devon Contract Waste is the first and only company in the South West to offer a Zero to Landfill solution, meaning that all materials that may be recycled, are.


Adrian Harlock, Operations Manager at Pathfinder Homes Ltd commented: “Pathfinder Homes recently carried out a review of how the business disposes of waste materials and as part of the review we were keen to enter into a partnership. It is early days but the Devon Contract Waste team must be commended for the support provided during this transition. The daily visits, training and support has been invaluable.”

Adrian added: “Pathfinder Homes is proud to be working towards Zero to Landfill with Devon Contract Waste.”

Devon Contract Waste is a leading provider of commercial waste management services in Devon and bordering areas of Cornwall and Somerset. The company collects mixed waste from its clients in a single vehicle, reducing the number of journeys made and minimising its CO2 emissions. Each time a bin is emptied, around 3.04kg of CO2 is emitted, so collecting waste in a single bin rather than separating it into different containers also reduces CO2 emissions.


For more information about Devon Contract Waste’s Zero to Landfill service, visit or call 01392 361300.