We recycle over 90% of the waste that passes through our transfer station.
Unlike many Waste Management Contractors recycling is not a new concept to us, we saw the potential of waste recovery in the 1970’s when we constructed our Materials Recycling Facility (MRF). Our vision and the passage of time has yielded a great deal of experience and provided many opportunities to divert waste away from traditional methods of landfill.
Our MRF is fully integrated within our Waste Transfer Station operations and has an annual capacity in excess of 75,000 tonnes per annum. The plant provides both disposal and recycling facilities for other Waste Management Companies and Producers who choose to dispose of their own waste as well as Waste generated from our own collection service and has the ability to process a wide variety of recycleables including cardboard, paper, wood, aluminium, steel, glass, to name but a few.
Today we find that we are recycling more and more waste, either on a dedicated transport basis direct from customer’s premises, who produce large volumes of recycleables or by waste segregation, which takes place in our place (MRF). This is particularly interesting to waste producers who find themselves unable to attract independent recyclers due to the small volumes of recycleables they produce. This often goes hand in hand with the fact waste producers often find it uneconomical to segregate the waste at source, and have no alternative but to disregard their waste and recycleables into a contractors skip only to see it destined for the Landfill Site.
We of course see things rather differently and the fundamental advantage of the ISM system over more conventional operations is that we can collect waste and recycleables in one collection.
Producers do not need to seperate recycleables prior to collection, all segregation can take place at our MRF. This avoids the need for multiple handling at source, which saves the customer both time and labour costs and the need for seperate containers which often restricts the customers site. The major advantage is that we have the ability to recycle these small amounts, lots of small amounts make big amounts, and the economies of scale make the figures stack up to segregate. These benefits often cascade back down the line to our customers in the way of credits, free collections, or lower disposal charges, which is complimented with an environmentally sound practice and in turn ensures we have a competitive edge in the market place.
Established in 1965 as a small family run business.
ISM are proud to be a local company at the forefront of waste recycling.