Castle Quarter appoints Anglian to handle all commercial waste

Attleborough-based waste recycling company Anglian has been appointed by Castle Quarter to manage all commercial waste from the Norwich retail and leisure destination. This significant contract is expected to boost recycling rates and will enable waste to be processed here in Norfolk.

This new contract, sees Anglian taking on the entire waste contract for Castle Quarter. The contract has commenced with the roll out of a whole host of large bins and skips for dry mixed recycling, glass, metal, card and paper, and tube lights, with the aim of collecting as much waste as possible to be recycled.

All waste will be collected by Anglian Waste Recycling for sorting and processing locally, with zero being sent to landfill. Using its state-of-art reporting system, Anglian will provide monthly analysis for Castle Quarter to show a breakdown of waste collected and identify any additional opportunities to increase recycling further.

Anglian has been working with Castle Quarter to recycle its food waste since September last year. By installing dedicated food waste bins, Anglian has helped Castle Quarter to divert it from general waste. Food waste is being collected and sent for anaerobic digestion which creates bio-energy (gas) used to power local homes in Norfolk.

Sarah Smith, operations manager at Castle Quarter, said: “It’s really important for us to be environmentally responsible and we’re always looking for ways to do better. This latest partnership with Anglian is all part of our wider sustainability strategy at Castle Quarter, and our commitment to operating and managing a sustainable place. We’ve recently had an installation of PV solar panels on our roof and are already working with Anglian to recycle our food waste to create biofuel to power homes. We look forward to teaming up with Anglian on this latest contract, as we invest in new and better ways to manage our waste and minimise its environmental impact.”

Jamie Parker, key account manager at Anglian Waste Recycling, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract to service Castle Quarter in its entirety, on the back of the great progress we have already made to find a more sustainable solution for their food waste. We have been working in partnership with the team at Castle Quarter to identify the needs of each business within the centre and ensure we provide the most suitable bins to maximise the amount of waste we can segregate, collect and recycle. We are pleased to be playing our part in helping Castle Quarter to bolster its environmental credentials.”

Castle Quarter is a member of Norwich BID, which partnered with Anglian Waste Recycling last year as part of its goal to achieve Net Zero by 2040. 

Anglian Waste Recycling offers a free waste audit for businesses looking to achieve their sustainability goals, reduce the impact of waste on the environment and save money. To find out more, see www.anglianrecycling.co.uk

Photo caption: Jamie Parker, key account manager at Anglian, with Sarah Smith, operations manager at Castle Quarter, marking the start of the new waste management contract.

Images: Anglian Copyright: Anglian

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