Retailer enjoys benefits of recycling waste

Burford Garden Company in Oxfordshire is now compacting and recycling all its cardboard and plastic waste materials.

This has reduced waste going to landfill, cut waste-processing costs and has the bonus of helping to keep the pristine garden centre site tidy and clean, said sales support manager Andrew Kent.

Management installed low-energy pneumatic baler-compacting machines with local waste management business Mil-tek.

Kent said: "The Mil-tek baling machines are working really well for us, and now, when we take deliveries, any resulting waste can be put straight into the balers to keep areas clean and tidy.

"We are seeing significant reductions in our waste and a local company now pays us a revenue for our recycled waste material, so we are making additional money too."


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