What’s wrong with sending waste to a landfill site?
Waste is an issue that affects every type of business. It has a massive impact on our environment and is also expensive to dispose of. Recycling uses less energy to reprocess than manufacturing from scratch. Meaning a substantial reduction in CO2 emissions as well as using less of our planets resources which are running out. In the past we have relied on landfill sites, but space is running out and new laws have been introduced that limit the amount of waste we can dump.
We need your help! The Welsh assembly government set recycling targets that all councils must reach. By 2025 we need to be recycling at least 70% of our waste. We need you to recycle and help us make a difference.
How can I be sure my waste is getting recycled?
The Environment agency monitors standards constantly. They make sure that your waste is getting recycled properly. Any company that handles waste must operate to strict environmental standards and supply evidence of where all material is recycled, which we can take care of for you.
Why should I recycle?
More than 60% of the waste produced by businesses can be recycled, by taking part in recycling you can help to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and save on your current collections. The materials you recycle could be passed on to reprocesses so they can turn them in to new products. Using recycled materials to manufacture new items can be cheaper than using raw materials and could mean less energy used. By recycling you will be helping to preserve natural resources and to protect the environment for you and for future generations.
Why doesn't my current service provider collect certain waste types for recycling?
Take for example, plastic which has a low bulk weight compared materials like to paper and glass. In some cases, especially in more rural areas it costs more to collect and transport recycled plastic than it is actually worth. However, if there is a high enough supply of recycled plastic (for example in a town or collection of villages) in a small enough area then transport costs are kept lower meaning the value of the plastic collected is more than the cost of collection and delivery.
What about other businesses, do they recycle?
All businesses pay to dispose of their waste, the cost of disposal of waste to landfill is increasing steadily year on year so it is in most businesses interest to recycle as much of their rubbish as possible to reduce on costs of disposal.
How much rubbish does Wales recycle?
In 2002-03 the average percentage of business waste that was recycled or composted by Welsh Councils as a whole was just 12.6 per cent, this rose to 17.6 per cent in 2003-2004. Despite this increase, Wales still faces a significant challenge in reaching the national recycling target of 50% by 2014. Recent figures show that the rates for municipal waste in Wales being recycled or composted has risen from 23 per cent in 2005-06 to 27.6 per cent in 2006-07.
How do I know what I can recycle?
60% of your business waste can be recycled, and some materials are easier to recycle than others; the most common types of recyclable material found in your bin are paper, glass, metal and plastic. Other recyclable materials include fabric and organic waste such as food waste. Waste such as chemicals, old fluorescent tubes and old batteries are not as easy to recycle but we will find the best place for them.
Should I get charged for a duty of care note?
No, a lot of companies are hiding increases in landfill tax, with something they have said the environments agency has passed on to them; this is untrue.
Should I pay for bin rentals?
If the bins are being emptied by anything longer than a month then their maybe a charge for rental because they could be put on more profitable sites. Otherwise, if they are being regularly emptied then this is just a hidden cost.
Can I really get money back for certain waste streams?
Sometime, but this is dependent upon the waste type. Often, recyclables will be sent overseas with demand dictating the price. With the cost of transport ever increasing it is more likely that the price received for the recyclables will subsidise the cost of collection.
What does the quoted price include?
• The supply of waste and recycling containers,
• collection and disposal of waste and recycling on your selected frequency
• provision of annual controlled waste transfer note/duty of care note.
Does Rocket Recycling provide a duty of care/waste transfer note?
The duty of care note/waste transfer note is included in the prices quoted. We do not have any additional charges on top of our quoted prices.
I have heard that some waste contracts are very difficult to terminate. Will I be tied into a long term contract?
You will not be tied into a long term contract with Rocket Recycling the contract is just 12 months.
What are the payment terms?
Standard charges are Quartile in advance. Payment is by Standing Order.
What do I do if I have any problems after the waste collection service has started?
You call Rocket Recycling on 0800 97 88 150 and tell us and we will resolve any issues you may face.