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Recycling in Schools

Does your school recycle? If your answer is no you’ll probably have a lot of paper, cardboard, and plastic in your bins. If yes you may already be using J&B Recycling as we currently provide recycling collections to over 700 premises throughout the North East, but are you aware that we can provide collections for mixtures of cardboard, paper, cartons (tetrapak) polythene, plastic bottles and metal cans (comingled recyclables); glass only; and food waste only.

Even the general waste we collect from schools does not go to Landfill. It is treated to recover any remaining recyclables and then burnt at an energy from waste plant (EfW) to create electricity, this means we can offer schools in our collection areas a ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL commitment. Despite this up to 75% of the all the waste that other schools produce may still be sent to landfill, we would like to help those schools to help reduce and recycle this waste!

Depending on the size of the school and the amount of recyclable waste produced, various solutions to recycle different materials separately may be advisable e.g paper only, or in situations with lower volumes of recyclable materials or less space for different bins our comingled recyclables (dmr, dry mixed recyclables) collection, which allows for a number of materials to be collected together for recycling, may be more suitable.

J&B Recycling can provide free advice on identifying suitable waste reduction routes and cost effective, practical recycling services that provide the best recycling at the lowest cost.

Paper, cardboard, paper, and comingled recyclables collections work out much cheaper than general waste collections. Food waste recycling collections are also available in most areas. This means that if most of your waste is recycled you should have a significantly reduced the need for actual general waste collections.

We are also flexible in terms of frequency of collection, number of bins etc for the period of transition from waste disposal to greater recycling.

We can also offer pupils the opportunity to see recycling in action with free educational tours of our Material Recycling Facility.

Contact J&B for a free waste audit to see how we can help your school

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