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Partnership aims for 100% waste recycling

06 May 2016

A new contract has been awarded by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to B&M Waste Services with the intention of improving recycling levels across the university's Preston Campus.

One of the main aims of the contract is for 100% of waste to be recycled, diverting 100% of this away from landfill sites.

UCLan has established a good reputation in its environmental aims, emphasised by its joint fifth position in last year's list of the best 'green' national higher education providers published by The Guardian.

However, B&M Waste Services director Mick Ashall said the university had a number of ideas to further improve its environmental performance.

He further stated that his company aims to use its experience and knowledge "to make a real impact" on the new contract.

"Despite the university having a student and staff community approaching 38,000, only 3% of its 983 tonnes of waste ended up in a landfill site during 2014-15.

"It's a good record but we think we can make significant improvement on those figures," said Mr Ashall.

His company intends to implement new recycling and segregation policies, along with initiatives such as big tagging to indicate when they are ready to be emptied.

B&M will also support UCLan's Waste Amnesty and Green Days to encourage re-use of items that may have been thrown away.

This will also include the passing of items not re-used to housing and homelessness charity Shelter.

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