Following contract awards across the Bruntwood group to B&M Waste Services earlier this year, the duo are achieving good results in terms of waste minimisation and recycling, with a zero waste to landfill goal.
With over 100 buildings across Manchester, Cheshire, Leeds, Liverpool, and Birmingham, the location synergies of Bruntwood with B&M Waste, which operates across the same regions and beyond, mean the carbon footprint of waste produced is reduced, with waste collection vehicle movements being optimised with B&M Waste’s optimised route planning, coupled with the carbon neutral status B&M Waste has maintained since 2011. Furthermore, since the contract was awarded, B&M Waste has worked closely with Bruntwood Facilities Management teams and tenants alike to ensure awareness and buy in of waste minimisation strategies via surveys and meetings, which has resulted in nominated recycling champions at each site. They even took part in a joint litter pick to further cement the recycling focus of the teams.
The partnership is continuing to work towards reducing the total amount of waste after participating in B&M Waste’s Simple Swaps waste programme which looks to minimise waste by making swaps such as staff water bottles to reduce the number of single use plastic bottles produced, offering coffee grounds free from the canteen outlets to be used as fertiliser and encouraging tenants to think before they buy single use items.
Head of property management at Bruntwood, Simon Durbin, said: “Our facilities managers and me are thrilled with how well things are going. The service is excellent and Steve Dale, our account manager, is extremely helpful - in fact the entire B&M Waste team has been very proactive and responsive to ensuring the waste strategy achieves our waste minimisation and recycling aims.” Amber Greenhalgh, commercial director at B&M Waste Services, said: “The enthusiasm and uptake of the Bruntwood team in developing waste minimisation and recycling strategies that work for their particular buildings and tenants has been exemplary. Well done to our very own Steve Dale as well on his commitment to ensuring we deliver the best service possible, to aid Bruntwood in achieving their sustainability goals. We look forward to continuing to develop new and innovative ways together with the Bruntwood team.”