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Press Releases from Waste King (29 total)

International professional squash tournament in Tring sponsored by Waste King

Waste King, the environmentally friendly waste collection and recycling services specialist, has become one of the sponsors of the 2019/20 PSA World Tour, the international squash circuit organised by the Professional Squash Association (PSA). This month, the PSA World Tour tournament comes to Tring Squash Club, in Hertfordshire – close to Waste King’s headquarters. The winner of the tournament – which runs from 15th to 19th October and is known as

Waste King Helps Make a Young Boy’s Garden Dreams Come True

Waste collection and recycling services specialist, Waste King, is one of four companies which have collaborated to help Tristan, a five-year old boy in Milton Keynes who has Down’s Syndrome, to play safely in his own garden. In the spring this year, Tristan’s father – Luke Timberlake – entered a ‘Magical Garden Makeover’ competition run by Dobbies Garden Centres and MyBuilder.com, an online marketplace helping homeowners find tradesmen. The competition attracted

Waste King announces headquarters’ move

Waste King - a specialist collections, clearance and recycling company that focuses on providing a service which is highly environmentally friendly – is moving its headquarters from the Frogmore Industrial Estate at Two Waters, Hemel Hempstead, to the Old Ministry Airfield, in Cheddington. Waste King’s Operations Director, Andy Cattigan, explained: “For some time, Waste King has been experiencing a steady and continual increase in its customer base. With this has

Waste King helps charity get ready for Camilla’s visit

Any impending visitor is enough to make us want to ‘tidy up a bit’ but, when that visitor is a member of the Royal Family, it’s an even more impelling reason for us to get rid of unsightly waste. So, when HRH the Duchess of Cornwall was about to visit Medical Detection Dogs, a Milton Keynes-based charity that works with researchers, NHS Trusts and Universities, the charity contacted Waste King to

Waste King takes off after The Eagle has landed

The final of the hit ITV diving show ‘Splash!’ – which saw Eddie, the Eagle, Edwards win in spectacular style – was the signal for Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, to spring into action. Under contract to Two Four Studios, working on behalf of the ITV1 network, Waste King’s operatives cleared the equivalent of six skip loads of waste as the ‘Splash!’ set was broken up. The

Waste King supplies waste pods for its ‘greener’ customers

With increasingly stringent regulations governing the disposal of such things as waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), plasterboard and hazardous waste, Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, is seeing increasing numbers of its corporate and care sector customers opting for ‘waste pods’ as a means of storing and disposing of their waste. “These waste pods fit more or less anywhere,” said Glenn Currie, Waste King’s managing director. “They

Waste King sees upsurge in demand for Euro-bins from Hertfordshire businesses

Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, has reported a substantial increase so far this year in Hertfordshire-based businesses switching to its wheeled bins (known as Euro-bins). Glenn Currie, Waste King’s managing director, explained: “These new customers tell us that, using Waste King’s Euro-bins, they’re apparently able to save around 30 per cent of their previous waste disposal costs. While we’ve been surprised at this sudden up-surge in demand

Waste King continues its working relationship with the media

Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, is continuing its working relationship with the film and television industry – most recently by carrying out some waste collections at Teddington Studios, in Middlesex, for Two Four Studios, working on behalf of the ITV1 network. Among its other contracts from that sector, was one to supply a 40 yard waste container to Elstree Film Studios in 2011 - and Waste King

Waste King celebrates Movember among other charitable causes

Having pledged to give 30 per cent of its business turnover in one, nominated, day to the Milton Keynes-based charity, Medical Detection Dogs, Waste King - the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company – has recently handed over a cheque for £350. Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to help people with life threatening health conditions, giving these people greater independence and a higher quality of life. Having been taught to identify

Waste King rescues threatened snakes

Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, is becoming used to rescuing distressed livestock as part of its day-to-day activities. It has now added two grass snakes to its list which began, in August 2011, with ‘Colin’ a Giant African Land Snail. In the last few weeks, while helping a Watford-based customer clear garden rubbish, Waste King’s operatives came across two grass snakes – which had chosen to hibernate

Waste King named as a finalist in this year’s CIWM Awards for Environmental Ex …

Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, has been named on the shortlist for this year’s Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) Awards for Environmental Excellence. Waste King’s nomination is in the ‘SME Recycling Performance of the Year’ category. The awards ceremony, which will be hosted by writer and TV presenter Kate Humble, is being held at the Marriott, in Grosvenor Square, London, on Thursday 8th November. Formed in 2007

Waste King wins two Herts Green Awards’ finalist certificates

Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, has been twice named as a finalist in the Hertfordshire Green Awards, at a ceremony held at Knebworth Barns, in Knebworth Park near Stevenage. The awards, currently in their second year, were open to any business wanting to showcase its ‘green’ credentials. Waste King’s award entries focused on the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities including: • Rescuing `Colin', a Giant African Land Snail (the

Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph feature Waste King

Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, followed up being mentioned in The Sunday Times’ Appointments section on 15th July with being featured in the Business section of the Daily Telegraph on 16th July. The company, which recently won a Gold Award from the National Recycling Stars Scheme which rewards an organisation’s commitment to increasing the amount of waste it recycles and improving the environmental awareness of its staff,

Major landfill tax changes won’t affect our customers, says Waste King

Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, has assured its customers that its charges are, at present, unaffected by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC)’s recently announced changes to the rules which govern Landfill Tax. Industry commentators expect these changes, which have sent shockwaves throughout the waste management industry, to have a significant and immediate impact on the cost of waste disposal throughout the UK. Landfill Tax contributes to

Waste King raises tons for charity

In the last two months, Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, has donated over five tons of recycled books, DVDs and music CDs to the British Heart Foundation (BHF). In addition, Waste King has donated and recycled over a ton of clothes in aid of the Salvation Army. Last year, Waste King installed recycling points at its premises in the Frogmore Industrial Estate in Hemel Hempstead – to

Local MP visits award-winning environment-friendly recycler

Mike Penning, the Member of Parliament for Hemel Hempstead and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, has paid a visit the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, Waste King. While there, he found out about Waste King’s many environmentally-friendly waste and recycling initiatives and congratulated the company and its staff on their award-winning environmentally friendly policies and business strategy. Among these is a recycling point for clothes and shoes, which

Recycled computers have therapeutic value to autistic Matthew

Waste King, the environmentally-friendly specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, has found an unusual outlet for it to recycle old computers. It has given a number of old computers – discarded by its customers – to Matthew, a young man who has severe autism and a complete fascination with computers. Matthew will take these computers apart and re-build them - purely for therapeutic purposes - because doing this helps him to

Survey Shows Waste King Brand Valued for Environmental Friendliness and Professi …

Customers choose to use Waste King - the environmentally-friendly specialist collections, clearance and recycling company – primarily because of its environmental friendliness in guaranteeing to recycle at least 85 per cent of all the waste that Waste King collects. In reality, the figure is now over 90 per cent. A recent survey of Waste King’s customers rated the company’s environmental friendliness marginally ahead of its professionalism. Efficiency and overall value for

Waste King names ten items to recycle rather than send to landfill

In a further bid to reduce the pressure on landfill sites, Waste King - the environmentally-friendly specialist collections, clearance and recycling company - has published a list of ten items which are recyclable but are, commonly, sent to landfill. Waste King’s managing director, Glenn Currie, said: “Waste King guarantees to recycle at least 85 per cent of all the waste it collects and, for example, over the last four weeks,

Waste King’s Charity Collection Points Benefit Everyone and the Environment

A recycling point for clothes and shoes, installed last year at Waste King’s premises in the Frogmore Industrial Estate in Hemel Hempstead, has proved so popular that it’s been filled – and emptied – over 50 times. This has helped to raise funds for Waste King’s chosen charities of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the Salvation Army. Waste King - the environmentally-friendly specialist collections, clearance and recycling company – also

Waste King’s Eight Steps to Being Greener

Waste King, the environmentally-friendly specialist collections, clearance and recycling company which guarantees to recycle over 84 per cent of all the waste it collects, has published its top eight suggestions to help everyone enjoy a ‘greener’ lifestyle. Waste King’s managing director, Glenn Currie, said: “New Year’s Resolutions are notorious for not being adhered to after the first few days of the New Year. Yet helping to protect our fragile environment

Waste King reports a 78 per cent rise in revenue

The specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, Waste King, has reported that – for the last two quarters in succession – its revenue has risen by 78 per cent compared with the same periods last year. Waste King’s managing director, Glenn Currie, commented: “This consistent increase is a result of the systems that we follow. In addition, our customers – many of them as a result of previous experience of ours

Sky becomes the limit for Waste King

Waste from high value projects has been a feature of recent work for the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, Waste King. Waste King’s uniformed, Environment Agency-licensed staff began by recycling 1.1 tons of props and 15 cubic yards of mixed waste from the set of a ‘prank-themed’ TV show being shot by an independent company for Sky TV. They then moved on to collect 18 yards of mixed waste, including packaging,

A historic television and expansion plans for Waste King

Customers of the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, Waste King, are producing increasingly interesting and unusual items for it to recycle. Having being given one customer’s pet Giant African Land Snail – now named ‘Colin’ and making a real ‘hit’ with Waste King staff as well as with children at a local school which it visits, for ‘observation’ from time to time – a while ago, Waste King staff have

Waste King raises its own recycling rate

The specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, Waste King, has instituted a new system within its warehouse operations at its Hemel Hempstead headquarters which has further increased its impressive recycling rate. According to Waste King’s managing director, Glenn Currie, the company used to recycle some 87 per cent of all waste materials which its operatives collected from customers and brought back to its warehouse. With the new system in place, that

Waste King recycles High Street retailer’s batteries

The specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, Waste King, has won the contract to recycle heavy duty batteries from the IT systems of a major High Street retailer. Glenn Currie, Waste King’s managing director, said: “This particular retailer is renewing some of its systems. This means that it needs not only to dispose of these batteries but also needs this process to done completely in accordance with the current Hazardous Waste

Waste King continues recycling for the British film industry

The specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, Waste King, is continuing its special relationship with the British Film Industry by not only supplying a 40 yard waste container to Elstree Film Studios but also recycling 100 per cent of the materials that were put into it. “We pledge to recycle at least 75 per cent of all the waste materials we collect from our customers,” said Waste King’s managing director, Glenn

Waste King recycles for charities

The specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, Waste King, has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the Salvation Army in order to help other people’s waste materials benefit those in need. A few months ago, Waste King installed a recycling point for clothes and shoes at its premises in the Frogmore Industrial Estate in Hemel Hempstead – along with a BHF ‘book bank’, for used books. According to the

Green – and Silver - glory for Waste King

Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, has received two awards for its environmentally friendly policies and business strategy. In June, it was named as a Green Apple Award winner in the national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies. Late that month, the company’s managing director, Glenn Currie, received the award from Trevor Baylis at a ceremony at the University of Westminster. Subsequently, Waste King is being considered to represent