Waste King takes on three diverse challenges

In recent weeks, Waste King, a specialist collection, clearance and recycling company based in Hemel Hempstead, has:

  • Won a contract from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), which is based in Soho Square, London, to remove all its electrical and mixed waste in central London
  • Delivered two of its waste pods (empty) to, and collected them (full) from, The Grove, the luxury hotel, spa and golf resort in Watford
  • Cleared – at the request of the landlord – two sites at a farm south of St Albans containing eastern European illegal immigrants

According to Glenn Currie, Waste King’s managing director: “There was a great deal to clear at the illegal immigrants’ camp sites – notably all types of camping equipment, along with large amounts of rubbish. Moreover, our teams had to do the work under police escort.

“It was less of a challenge to deliver two of our waste pods to – and then remove them from – The Grove,” he continued.

The Grove is often temporary home to many famous people including the England football team. More recently, it played host to a golf day for England’s cricketers after their Test Match win against Australia at Trent Bridge – and, in 2006, Tiger Woods won the World Golf Championship, staged on the hotel’s Championship golf course.

The luxury hotel and spa has joined more than 40 commercial customers of Waste King who are using waste pods to segregate and remove their waste.

“When it comes to waste storage and then recycling as much of that waste as possible, the waste pod is highly efficient and effective,” explained Andy Cattigan, Waste King’s operations director. “In addition, each pod provides privacy and excellent security – since it consists of one solid sheet of metal that’s difficult to break or climb.

“A waste pod acts as a solid barrier separating your waste from the outside world – and it can be customised in shape and size to each customer’s particular needs. Moreover, waste pods can be used for almost all types of waste including electrical waste, TVs and fridges, plasterboard, batteries, light bulbs and fluorescent tubes,” he continued.

“Installing a waste pod is both easy and free; Waste King’s licensed and insured operatives load all the waste, and there is a much greater chance of recycling all – or almost all – of the waste collected in the pod because it’s been segregated; so our customers become ‘greener’!” he said. “Indeed, Waste King was able to recycle 100 per cent of the waste it collected from The Grove – thus helping to maintain the resort’s environmentally friendly credentials.”

“We’ve also begun working with the BBFC – removing all their electrical and mixed waste from central London,” said Glenn Currie. “This continues Waste King’s special relationship with firms in the film industry – which dates back to 2009.

“Since then, we’ve worked for a number of film companies and film studios – ensuring that the significant amounts of waste that are produced by this industry are disposed of in as ecologically friendly a way as possible,” he added.

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About the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)

The BBFC provides a wide variety of services to the Film and Home Entertainment industry. These cover rating content and providing bespoke content advice for works released in the cinema, on DVD, Blu-ray or other physical media and for online distribution through Video On Demand (including sVOD), Electronic Sell Through and digital rental services. Working as an independent, self-financing and not-for-profit media content regulator, the BBFC operates transparent, consistent and trusted co-regulatory and self-regulatory classification and labelling systems in the UK relating to media content. Its mission is to:

  • protect the public, and especially children, from content which might raise harm risks
  • empower the public, especially parents, to make informed viewing choices
  • recognise and respect adult freedom of choice within the law
  • respond to and reflect changing social attitudes towards media content through proactive public consultation and research
  • provide a cost-effective, efficient classification service within our statutory remit
  • work in partnership with the industry to develop innovative service models to provide content advice which support emerging media delivery systems
  • provide an effective service to enforcement agencies

About Waste King Ltd

A specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, Waste King serves the domestic and commercial markets. It focuses not only on providing a friendly, efficient, cost-effective service but also one which is environmentally friendly. In particular, Waste King’s uniformed, Environment Agency-licensed staff take time to ensure that the maximum amount of waste can be recycled and that all the waste it collects is disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

Waste King was formed, in 2007, by Glenn Currie and Andy Cattigan, who had experience in sales and IT respectively and were keen to ‘do something to help the environment’.

Further information from:
Glenn Currie,
Waste King Ltd, 0800 234 3657 / 07761 577001; glenn.currie@wasteking.co.uk 

Bob Little,
Bob Little Press & PR, 01727 860405; bob.little@boblittlepr.com