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Office and On-Site Collections

Our business recycling service caters for all your office waste collection needs and offers the conveniency of internal collection (where our staff come into your office to pick up waste).

For the internal collection service, we can provide you with colour-coded bins for use within your workplace. Our team will then attend your premises on an agreed schedule to collect your source-separated materials from the bins.

Materials EMERGE collects include: aluminium and steel drinks cans, paper, cardboard, glass, plastic bottles, food waste, and toner cartridges. We can also provide a fully certificated GDPR-compliant Confidential Shredding service.

You will be allocated a dedicated member of our team, so that you have the assurance of dealing regularly with the same person who is familiar with your premises and security procedures.

This bespoke personal service caters to your individual business needs, whether you require a simple paper collection, or need a wide range of materials to be removed from your offices.

If you have any questions about any other waste materials you wish to dispose of, please get in touch.

How the process works

Waste materials are segregated by our customers at source within their offices into separate recycling bin and bags.

EMERGE Recycling then collects the waste, securely transporting it to our specialist facility in East Manchester where it is processed. All waste streams are checked for contamination, bulked up in to their respective individual clean streams and sent on to our partner reprocessors for recycling. Wherever possible, we work with partners who are based locally, in order to reduce our carbon footprint and keep costs competitive for our customers.

 

How the process works

Waste materials are segregated by our customers at source within their offices into separate recycling bin and bags.

EMERGE Recycling then collects the waste, securely transporting it to our specialist facility in East Manchester where it is processed. All waste streams are checked for contamination, bulked up in to their respective individual clean streams and sent on to our partner reprocessors for recycling. Wherever possible, we work with partners who are based locally, in order to reduce our carbon footprint and keep costs competitive for our customers.

 

Bags

All bags, with the exception of those in the Daily Takeaway service, are provided free of charge as part of EMERGE Recycling’s subscription services. We use a combination of reusable hessian sacks, paper sacks and disposable plastic bags, all of which are made from recycled materials. For small glass collections, we provide reusable plastic boxes that can be exchanged at each visit to your premises. For larger glass collections, we can provide 240L wheelie bins which can be exchanged upon each collection.

Internal Bins

EMERGE Recycling offers a wide range of colourful, labelled waste and recycling bins that are tailored to our office recycling service. We have a wide variety of differently priced bins available suited to your organisation’s needs and budgets. Our bags are designed specifically to fit the bins.

The uBins are our International award-winning premium plastic bins. We are proud to stock a British-made premium bin that is made from 100% recyclable material. These high quality bins are 70L capacity and come with an insert and wrap scheme approved stickers for paper, plastic or cans.

Alternatively, MyBin units are a well-received range of cardboard bins that allow you to set up effective recycling stations within your business at a low cost. The base is incredibly durable as are the lids. These reliable bins are 60L and come with wrap scheme approved stickers for paper, plastic or cans.

If you have a custom requirement, we will work with you and liaise with a number of different bin suppliers to source specific bins to suit your needs.

External Bins

For commercial and trade waste, we provide 240L and 1100L bins, which can be supplied as part of our Commercial Bin Collection service.

How we recycle materials

Paper

Paper is shredded, then baled and stored prior to transportation to a local paper mill (one of the approved companies we work with). At the mill, the paper is reprocessed into industrial hand towels. The majority of our paper is currently sent to the Northwood plant, just 12 miles South-East of Manchester. Working with local partners helps keeps our carbon footprint lower by reducing fuel miles, whilst supporting the local economy and providing more jobs in the area.

Cardboard

Waste cardboard is baled and sent to reprocessing plants. We supply a number of different manufacturing facilities across the UK and Europe, but always aim to give priority to those closest to home. The output of this recycled material tends to be industrial grade cardboard.

Plastics

Plastic waste is sent to Roydon in Swinton, a company which supplies the plastic packaging industry. Different types and grades of plastic are kept apart so that they don’t contaminate each other.

Glass

Glass waste goes to Green Hope in Swinton where it is bulked up for onward transport to glass reprocessors. Glass is one of the few materials which can be directly converted back in to its original form again, such as glass bottles and jars.

Metal

All metals are sent to Bulldog Metals in Manchester. Like glass, metal can be directly converted back in to its original form again, such as metal packaging materials and other products.

Batteries

Batteries are composed of toxic compounds such as acid and heavy metals like Nickel, Cadmium and Lead, and as such, require specialist handling.

EMERGE stores batteries safely and securely to prevent pollution to the environment. We send them to G&P Batteries in Warwickshire, where they are recycled and the metals re-used in the electronics industry.

“G & P Batteries is committed to helping businesses meet their responsibilities towards battery waste. The company has specialist knowledge of the legal issues surrounding the disposal of batteries and a strong social and environmental policy that ensures, wherever possible, that all waste is recycled not only compliantly but also in the most cost-effective manner.”

Wood

EMERGE has its own wood recycling operation on site, where we reuse as much reclaimed wood as possible in exciting and creative ways. Our skilled team creates a wide range of items for sale, including home and garden furniture, restaurant equipment and decorative items. We also process waste wood for resale to the public, builders and DIY enthusiasts. Regularly stocked timber includes batoning, pallet wood, scaffolding boards, fence panels and posts. Please go to our Touch Wood page for more information.

Any redundant wood that we cannot reuse goes to Hadfield Wood Recyclers, based in Droylsden, (just 3 miles from our site), where it is manufactured into bedding for all kinds of animals, from horses to hamsters, as well as other products.

Fluorescent Tubes & Lightbulbs

Fluorescent tubes are an extremely hazardous waste item. They contain mercury and other toxic metals and require extremely specialised handling.

EMERGE Recycling works in partnership with one of the UK’s leading fluorescent tube recycling companies, Mercury, based locally, in Trafford Park. Mercury is extracted safely from the tubes, and then sold on to lamp manufacturers in a closed-loop system, so that it goes straight back into making bulbs, and is never in contact with the environment.

We offer very competitive pricing for this service and manage the relationship with the subcontractor on your behalf. We also provide all the required hazardous waste compliance documentation for you, so that you can get on with running your business, safe in the knowledge that your waste is being disposed of legally and in an environmentally responsible manner.

Toner Cartridges

Toner cartridges are collected, stored and sent to a Ink & Toner Recycling Ltd., based in Milton Keynes where they are refilled and sold back to the public.

Office Furniture

EMERGE works with a number of charities and companies in Manchester that specialise in furniture reuse.  If furniture is beyond repair, it is broken down into its individual components and materials by our dedicated team and the materials sent on to our reprocessing partner companies, wherever feasible.

Food Waste
We work with specialist subcontractors to collect food waste from our customer’s sites across Greater Manchester.

Our Standards

EMERGE Recycling holds ISO9001:2015 together with BS EN 15713 certification which is the international quality management standard. This ensures that our service is reliable, compliant and consistent and that we provide continuous improvement in every aspect of our business.

EMERGE Recycling holds a ‘SafeContractor’ certificate, which guarantees that our staff operate safely at all times whilst on your site and our own, and we will keep your staff and ours protected at all times.

EMERGE Recycling also holds BSIA (British Security Industry Association) membership, which, along with our ISO9001 and BSEN15713 certification, ensures your personal data remains secure at all times prior to destruction.

To see all EMERGE Recycling’s certificates and licences, please see our Compliance page.

Don’t believe us? Come and visit us! We believe in being totally transparent about all our services. If you need further assurance, please call us and have a chat, or book a visit to take a tour of our facilities. We have nothing to hide. You can also speak to the companies we work with if you want to find out more about what happens to your waste after it leaves our depot.