New partnership with Anglian Waste Recycling
New partnership launches five-year responsible waste scheme for Norwich city centre!
Visitors, shoppers and traders alike are set to benefit from a new scheme aiming to reduce Norwich waste going to landfill, thanks to a new partnership between the Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) and the regional waste management division of Anglian Group.
Anglian is one of East Anglia’s fastest-growing waste management companies and recycling facilities. Based in Attleborough, the organisation beat off stiff competition from a range of national suppliers to become the new waste and recycling partner for the Norwich BID over the next five years.
Martin Blackwell, Joint Head of Operations for Norwich BID said: “We were looking for a new partner to help us recycle as much of the waste collected in the BID area in the most responsible way possible. It was absolutely vital that this service was delivered in the most cost-effective and efficient way for local business owners. Anglian clearly demonstrated a methodology and operational plan to help us achieve our goals and we’re thrilled to be partnering with them for this exciting part of our sustainability chapter.”
Businesses that are based in the BID area will have the option of using the waste management services provided by Anglian, which include free waste management audits and waste collections that will be processed at Anglian’s licensed 10-acre site in Norfolk.
Stefan Gurney, Managing Director of Norwich BID added: “We have been actively trying to reduce the environmental footprint the BID area by providing support plans, advice and resources to businesses and running initiatives such as our Net Zero Waste Champions and Upcycle Your Waste scheme. Having a local provider that cares about sustainable waste management as much as we do on side, with all the experience they bring is a huge asset to our city. We are delighted to partner with Anglian for this initiative.”
For the first time, Anglian and Norwich BID will also be recording data on how much waste is being collected and recycled in the BID area, which will enable the team to benchmark significant reductions in future years. Ryan Marshall, Senior Environmental & Waste Manager at Anglian’s waste recycling division, who has previously worked in waste management for Chantry Place and Don’t Waste, is spearheading the work with Norwich BID. He said:
“I am particularly passionate about the waste data we are set to capture from our partnership over the next five years. This will allow us to reduce waste across the city, increase recycling performances and provide detailed reports on the progress. Our mission is to responsibly dispose of waste and metal collected from customers and help them reach a zero-to-landfill goal, so to see that happen as we benchmark will be fantastic. We offer regular environmental audits to clients, where we can analyse their waste data against their waste targets and identify areas to help them achieve goals to combat environmental change. This is a huge benefit for BID members, and one we hope they will take full advantage of.”
Established in 2007, Anglian initially started life as a demolition and asbestos company but has grown rapidly over the last few years to include multiple divisions including sustainable waste management.
Lee Storer, Managing Director of Anglian, added: “Anglian has been associated with the waste sector for over 14 years due to the nature of our industry and services. Over the last four years we have developed a standalone waste division to provide a full waste management service to our customers. Environmental sustainability is a crucial element of any good waste management programme. As well as being able to make a real difference to the environment in the county in which we live and work, winning the contract will also ensure employment opportunities in this sector stay in Norfolk. It is a great opportunity for all involved.”