A new service has been launched aimed at helping schools and businesses find ways to boost recycling and reduce the amount of waste they sent to landfill.
The Waste Mapping scheme has been developed by Orchard Facilities Management in Elland to help organisations understand the types and quantities of waste they are producing and where recycling could be introduced.
“Understanding how much waste is being produced and the different waste streams that an organisation generates is the first step towards putting an effective recycling and waste management plan in place to reduce costs and become more resource efficient,” said Justin Holley, operations director at Orchard Facilities Management.
“Waste regulations and variations in local services and suppliers can be daunting and often prevent progress being made towards recycling.”
Waste Mapping aims to identify new opportunities for recycling, helping schools and businesses plan and implement a waste and recycling strategy. It can also be used to explore the potential for improving current practices.
“The service is designed to provide practical advice and information and guide organisations through the complexities of recycling and waste management,”
added Mr Holley.
Businesses of all types and sizes can benefit from improved resource management and putting a plan in place will reduce costs and help them to develop a culture of environmental awareness.
An important part of the Waste Mapping exercise involves educating everyone within the organisation about the benefits of reducing landfill and improving sustainability.