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Devon Contract Waste lands contract with Flybe to bin landfill

By February 21, 2018January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates, Transport, Why Exeter blog

Leading commercial waste management firm, Devon Contract Waste, has won the contract to design and implement a bespoke Zero to Landfill waste programme for Exeter-based Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, to divert more than 140 tonnes of waste from landfill each year.


The new waste solution follows a complete overhaul of the airline’s waste management process and will equip Flybe employees with the facilities needed to effectively separate and sort commercial waste. Under the arrangement, Devon Contract Waste estimates that 100% of Flybe’s waste will be processed for recycling, with the remainder used to generate energy.


Commenting on Flybe’s new Zero to Landfill status, Flybe Group Procurement Director Richard Young, said: “Our new contract with Devon Waste Contract takes our recycling commitment to a whole new level. Waste and energy management have been key focus areas for the company for many years. As one of the leading companies in the South West, we felt it important to go one step further and we look forward to monitoring the undoubted success of our Zero to Landfill waste programme.”


Simon Almond, managing director at Devon Contract Waste, said: “Businesses and organisations across the south west are increasingly looking for ways to boost their credentials and Devon Contract Waste is able to do just that – by providing a simple and effective waste solution that also reduces our clients’ overheads. Our Zero to Landfill service aligns with Flybe’s commitment to responsible waste management by maximising the amount of material that can be recycled. As an Exeter-based firm, we understand the needs of local businesses, and look forward to supporting Flybe’s ongoing sustainability journey.”


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 reduces CO2 emissions. Devon Contract Waste was the first company to introduce Zero to Landfill solutions to the south west region, ensuring that all materials that can be recycled, are; and that nothing ends up in landfill.


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