Facts about Recycling
Maximising recycling, minimising your costs
Each year we collect and recycle thousands of tonnes of cardboard, paper, tin cans, plastic film, plastic bottles and glass containers from hundreds of pubs and restaurants.
|Envirofirst are a local company and, wherever possible, all the materials we process are supplied to companies in the North West of England to be made into new products.
Paper and cardboard
We have known for a long time that paper can be recycled into reclaimed fibre to make new materials. However, almost 5 million tonnes of waste paper each year are still being dumped in landfill or incinerated. As well as doing environmental harm this does not make economic sense. Envirofirst supply and collect paper for recycling from local businesses and organisations. For added convenience, a variety of types of paper can be placed in our wheelie bin containers without need for separation.
The energy and resources used to make a recycled aluminium can is a tiny fraction of that used to make a new one. Envirofirst collect and recycle many tonnes of metal cans, ensuring nothing is wasted, including your budget.
Plastic can take hundreds of years to decompose in a landfill. However, Envirofirst are able to collect, granulate and recycle most types of plastic so that it can be re-manufactured into products that we all want.
Envirofirst collect glass from pubs, clubs and restaurants on a weekly basis. For added convenience, a variety of types and colours of glass can be placed in our wheelie bin containers without need for separation. All glass collected is recycled, saving space in landfill as well as valuable resources.