Service Is Key As Total Recycling Divert Thousands Of Tonnes Of Waste

phs Wastekit works with one of the UK’s biggest waste management companies to help process thousands of tonnes of material for recycling every year, diverting the waste from landfill.

Specialising in commercial recycling, Total Recycling Services has three large-scale sites across the UK and works with big names including Akzonobel, Gestamp and JCB to manage a variety of different waste streams, including liquid and hazardous waste, general waste and recycling. It processes up to 100,000 tonnes of recycling every year.

Since 2013, phs Wastekit has worked closely with Total Recycling to provide high-quality balers and compactors and fast-response maintenance services to ensure the best service for their customers.

Total Recycling has a number of phs Wastekit machines on its sites, which are processing over 6,500 tonnes of material for recycling every year. This includes card, polystyrene and plastics.

There are a combination of small balers which create bales between 50-80kg, medium balers, producing bales of 150-225kg, and large balers, producing bales from 450-600kg. The large balers alone divert 4,000 tonnes of waste from landfill every year.

There are also semi/fully automatic balers, portable compactors and static compactors across the sites, processing cardboard and over 1,000 tonnes of general waste every year.

Sue Woodward, Commercial Director at Total Recycling Services, said: “We first started working with phs Wastekit in 2013, trialling a few machines to see what impact they would have on our services. We are a large-scale, UK-wide operation with high-profile customers, so it is vital that we have the right equipment and suppliers in place at every stage to ensure smooth-running operations and the best experience for customers.

“By 2019, we had a significant number of their machines running across our sites and an ongoing maintenance contract in place so I think that says a lot about how impressed we are with their service and equipment.

“The Wastekit team are great to work with. They understand our business and are responsive to our needs. As one of their largest customers, we enjoy some flexibility in our service, which has been important. We have the ability to pause contracts or take a payment holiday if needed and increase equipment as and when required. It’s great to have a supplier that works with us in this way so we can ensure our business can operate as efficiently and sustainably as possible. 

“We are also impressed by their responsiveness to machine repairs and any maintenance needs. They are, more often than not, here on the same day to make any repairs, which reduces any downtime and impact on our operations. The service and value they offer our business is second to none.”

Total Recycling works with a diverse range of businesses, all with sustainability at their core. It offers critical waste management services to complex facilities including manufacturing and industrial sectors, creating bespoke waste management solutions to fit their needs. 

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