Trade Waste has seen a number of changes this year, new faces, new vehicles, newly styled bins and a growing customer base increasing the areas we service. Trade Waste is the collection of waste from retail outlets, from a local independent shop through to major chains such as M & S; businesses both industrial and commercial; restaurants and fast food outlets like Pret a Manger.

Mark Taylor heads up the team as Business Manager responsible for business development, commercial and operations. Mark is supported by Peter Garland as Operations Supervisor on day-to-day activity and by three drivers and a loader who run the collection service.

With the increase in activity the company has invested in three new collection vehicles – two rear loaders and a first for MJ Church a top loading waste collection vehicle for food and glass waste. The bins have also had a makeover; the bins have a standard black body with an embossed industry colour standard lid (black for general waste, green for cardboard, red for mixed recyclables/DMR, brown for food and blue for glass. Bin sizes have also been standardised to 1100 litre and 600 litre four-wheel bins, and 360 litre and 240 litre two-wheel bins.

The new service now operates seven days a week in the Bristol, Bath, Chippenham, Melksham, Trowbridge and Swindon. With the volume of the customers to the North of Bristol a satellite base will be setup in Avonmouth reducing travel time and improving our carbon footprint.

In the next few months a Trade Waste Client Portal will be launched providing customers with direct access to invoices, recycling stats, proof of collections and service data.