Council agrees new confidential waste contract

By on 18/02/2014 in Cllr McKay, News

Following a six-month tender process, Birmingham City Council has appointed a company to manage its confidential shredding requirements for the next four years.

Printwaste Recycling & Shredding is now working with the council to help provide and improve its confidential waste destruction with the potential to service 65 sites across Birmingham, as well as supporting the council's environmental commitments.

Not only was Printwaste audited for its security credentials, other factors included cost and efficiency, as well as enhancing internal recycling practices.

Printwaste's closed loop recycling policy, helps ensure office paper can be effectively recycled again being reproduced as office paper, rather than tissue paper or going to landfill.

This approach helps support Birmingham City Council's environmental commitment to maximise diversion of paper waste from landfill.

Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart City at Birmingham City Council, said: “I am delighted we have been able to secure a contractor with environmental ambitions that match those of the city council.

“Any waste we landfill is an added cost to the taxpayer, so the solution offered by this contract means we avoid this and provide excellent value for money.”

Don Robins, Director of Printwaste, said “We are delighted with the award of the Birmingham City Council contract which reflects Printwaste's ability to provide a highly professional and secure service, while giving cost effective solutions and high customer service levels.

“This important contract highlights our strengths in secure shredding and data destruction and further demonstrates our growing market share in the Birmingham and West Midlands areas.”

The contract includes use of Printwaste's fleet of mobile shredding vehicles for on-site shredding at the council offices which together with an off-site shredding service at its high security data destruction and recycling facility gives the council total assurance with a versatile service to its multi-site offices.


Notes to editors

Printwaste Recycling & Shredding is a total recycling and waste management solution provider based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire employing 52 staff over three sites. The company offers a broad range of specialist confidential data destruction, waste management and recycling services for businesses of all sizes.

Printwaste has a local, regional and national capability with bespoke services tailored to customer requirements for the collection of all waste materials. The company can provide convenient collections direct from office areas at a frequency to suit the client. In addition, office colour-matched recycling bins and confidential consoles can be supplied together with staff training on how to attain best value recycling. If it can be recycled, Printwaste have a solution.

All material collected by Printwaste follows a route of “Best Recycling Practice” which ensures that the material is processed into new product which can then be recycled once more. 

With the aim of achieving zero waste to landfill, Printwaste provide a wide range of recycling and secure shredding management solutions to more than 2,000 customers across all business sectors, from Government and local authorities, health, financial, academic and legal organisations to commercial and industrial firms of all sizes.

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