LEVC, the engineering firm behind London’s iconic black cabs, has linked with waste services operator Axil Integrated Services to transform its waste and recycling processes.
The partnership aims to reach a 44 per cent reduction in general waste and divert 175 tonnes of waste from landfill within nine months.
Axil Integrated Services has been co-opted by LEVC’s head office and manufacturing facility in Ansty, Coventry, to upgrade waste processes, maintain zero-to-landfill status and bring down costs.
Following a thorough waste review of the site, Axil rolled out its total waste management system to deliver the following results:
- Identifying cost-saving opportunities through improved waste segregation, commodity rebates, on-site equipment, and improved management of hazardous waste.
- Improved waste segregation to yield a 98 per cent increase in metals captured and segregated, with a 212 per cent increase in metal rebates.
- A 44 per cent reduction in general waste tonnage through designing new processes and 97 per cent of all waste now recycled at source.
- A 136 per cent increase in cardboard rebates by bringing new processing units on-site.
Craig Lea, head of maintenance, group facilities and HSE at LEVC, said: “We strive to be sustainable in all aspects of our operations. Partnering with Axil Integrated Services has helped us make significant improvements, with over 90 per cent of waste now diverted from landfill and an overall increase in recycling across our site. We plan to continue working closely with Axil to ensure the best levels of sustainability and efficiency in our waste management processes.”
Axil said it has achieved these results through its comprehensive approach to waste management – increasing recycling levels, cutting waste to landfill and improving waste-handling methods on and off-site.
Edward Pigg, managing director of Axil Integrated Services, added: “LEVC share our enthusiasm and passion for sustainability. This shared commitment has given us the perfect framework to take an innovative approach to identifying solutions to LEVCs waste challenges, enabling us to transform their operations, improve recycling and deliver robust cost savings.”
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