TMUK help Willshee's start new collections

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TMUK help Willshee's start new collections

PUBLISHED: 25-09-2018

Willshee’s Waste & Recycling has expanded its offer to customers with the addition of segregated food and glass waste collections, taking delivery of a Terberg Matec UK Toploader® to help with the implementation of this new service.

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Based in Burton-on-Trent, the family-run business was established in 1984 and has gone from strength to strength. It now has two state-of-the-art recycling centres and provides waste disposal services to customers throughout the Midlands.

The Toploader® is Willshee’s first specifically designed vehicle for segregated food and glass waste, and materials collected will be processed locally to help customers in the region further reduce their environmental impact.

Craig Willshee, Fleet Manager, explains more: “Recently we have seen a number of Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants open in our region. This gave us sustainable local outlets for food waste and was one of the contributing factors behind our decision to add a Toploader® to our fleet.

“Food waste collected is sent to one of three local AD plants, where it is processed to produce electricity which is then supplied to the National Grid. In terms of mixed glass, anything we collect is stored at our Burton-on-Trent depot until we reach 26 tonnes. Following this, it is then delivered to a glass recycling facility in our region.

“We are pleased to introduce this new service to our new and existing customers, and hope that this is just the first of many food and glass waste collection vehicles.”

Paul Rochester, Area Sales Manager at Terberg Matec UK, comments: “Its great to be supporting Willshee’s in the expansion of their services to customers. The company is a great example of a dynamic and forward-thinking family-run business, and I have no doubt that this investment will enable them to grow further over the coming months and years.”