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Your green choice

Solar Panels at our Depot

Like you, we care about the environment. That’s why we’re constantly striving to be your green, ethical choice for trade waste collections.

Our trucks

The Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Commercial Service has a fleet of new, fuel-efficient vehicles with the cleanest engines on the market. We’re also investing in trials of electric vehicles.

Minimising your waste

We’ll help you to identify where your business can cut down on the amount of waste that it’s generating, saving you money and benefiting the environment.

Lowering your carbon footprint

With our local depot, sorting and disposal facilities and connections with regional waste re-processors, we make sure your recycling and waste is transported as few miles by road as possible.

Real, local environmental benefits

We re-invest the profits from our service into local Council initiatives that benefit the Greater Cambridge environment, such as community litter-picks, fly-tipping removal and recycling education campaigns.

We generate our own green energy

We recently installed solar panels on top of our depot. These panels generate clean, renewable energy that provides around a quarter of our building’s electricity.

We look after your waste

Your general waste, recyclable waste and food waste is all taken to the Waste Management Park at Waterbeach. This is a state-of-the-art plant that makes sure your recycling is sorted into different types, ready to be made into new products. Your general waste passes through a treatment process that salvages as much of it for recycling as possible, albeit at a lower quality, reducing the amount sent to landfill. Finally, your food waste is processed into soil-improver, which is available for use locally by farmers and residents.

Bin lorry and workers with caddies in their hands

 

Supporting green community groups

We are giving practical support to the Cambridge Food Hub and their Green Coffee Shop scheme. We are supplying the Food Hub with free caddies that are being used to collect and transport used coffee grounds. The Food Hub collects them from local coffee shops and takes them to bio-bean, a clean tech firm at Alconbury which manufactures biofuels and biochemicals from spent coffee grounds. Shops that are part of the Green Coffee Shop scheme are entitled to a discount in their commercial waste collection. Just contact us for details.

Read more in this news article or find out more about the Green Coffee Shop scheme on the Cambridge Food Hub website.

Greater Cambridge commercial waste team

trade@scambs.gov.uk

01954 713496