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FT1000 – Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies

FT1000 – Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies

New Report Published by the Financial Times   SWR is delighted to have made the FT1000 list of fastest growing companies in Europe. Today’s special report, based on stronges
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SWR is supporting Naomi House & Jacksplace

SWR is supporting Naomi House & Jacksplace

  2017 marks SWR’s 10th anniversary; as part of our celebrations the team would like to give something back to our local community and have selected Naomi House & Jacksp
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WMBA: Waste Management Brokers Association

WMBA: Waste Management Brokers Association

  Three of the UK’s largest independent waste management companies have joined forces and launched the Waste Management Brokers Association (WMBA) to provide a united
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SWR: the story so far… 2007 – 2017 10th Anniversary

SWR: the story so far… 2007 – 2017 10th Anniversary

Cast your mind back to the beginning of June 2007… Tony Blair was prime minister, Apple were just about to release the first iPhone, ‘Umbrella’ by Rhianna was being played e
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Christmas & New Year 2016 / 17 Waste Collections

Christmas & New Year 2016 / 17 Waste Collections

Everyone at SWR wishes our customers a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year     Here are details of our opening times over the festive period:   Date
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SWR listed in waste industry Fast 50 growing companies 2016

SWR listed in waste industry Fast 50 growing companies 2016

  Catalyst has published their annual report on the waste and resource management sector, including the ‘Fast 50’ list of the fastest growing businesses in the in
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UK Customer Experience Awards: Team of the Year

UK Customer Experience Awards: Team of the Year

  SWR was well represented at this year’s UK Customer Experience Awards which took place on Friday. As finalists in two categories 10 of the team from Alton went along to t
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Avoiding excess packaging

Avoiding excess packaging

  Online shopping, including click and collect, is the fastest growing retail channel which has significantly impacted the industry and consumer shopping habits. Online retail
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SWR’s Special Guests

SWR’s Special Guests

  SWR has two special guests this week; Ethan and Donald are spending a week of their summer holidays on a whistle stop tour to visit a varied selection of businesses. &nbs
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WNWN 8: business case for sustainability

WNWN 8: business case for sustainability

A great idea is just the start! In order to ‘make it happen’ planning, testing and winning support is essential; building a business case is an effective way to get
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Edinburgh Airport & SWR Win Award

Edinburgh Airport & SWR Win Award

  Edinburgh Airport and SWR are winners of the ‘Best Food Waste Collection System’ Award at ADBA Industry Awards 2016   We are thrilled to announce that SWR
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Customer Experience Awards Finalists

Customer Experience Awards Finalists

  The Customer Experience Awards finalists have just been announced and SWR is delighted to be shortlisted in two categories.   The Customer Centric Culture entry focusse
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WNWN 7: hidden costs of waste

WNWN 7: hidden costs of waste

There are a lot of hidden costs in serving a cold beer! From the time and fertiliser used to grow hops, the water needed for brewing, the packaging, the diesel required for d
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Vertu Masters Club Awards 2016: Best Practice in the Motor Sector

Vertu Masters Club Awards 2016: Best Practice in the Motor Sector

Q&A with winner of Vertu Masters Club Awards 2016   In April Roger Pitts, Parts Supervisor at Bristol Street Motors Ford Redditch won the award for Best Contribution to th
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Confidential Shredding; safely destroying data

Confidential Shredding; safely destroying data

  Confidential Shredding will benefit businesses who produce waste which includes commercially sensitive material or personal information; from contracts, to pay roll det
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Greene King & SWR extend long term partnership to drive waste strategy

Greene King & SWR extend long term partnership to drive waste strategy

Click to watch video   As part of Greene King’s commitment as a Courthold 2025 signatory the group has partnered with SWR to deliver a recycling led waste management solutio
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SWR Team training for Caledonian Challenge

SWR Team training for Caledonian Challenge

  Training for the Caledonian Challenge is well underway and this year SWR’s team are aiming to raise £10,000   This year a team from SWR is taking on the Caledo
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News from SWR: April 2016

News from SWR: April 2016

  News from SWR April 2016: introducing a new style quarterly update from SWR – keep up to date with the latest news; Q1 Highlights from SWR Changes in the Hazardous
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MRW National Recycling Awards Finalist

MRW National Recycling Awards Finalist

SWR is delighted to be a National Recycling Awards Finalist 2016. In partnership with PizzaExpress and Azzurri, SWR has been shortlisted for the Best Food Waste Strategy –
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Haz Box: hazardous waste solution for SMEs

Haz Box: hazardous waste solution for SMEs

Most businesses are likely to produce some hazardous waste, from used printer toners, to cleaning chemicals, batteries or low energy light bulbs.   The rules around disposing
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In need of a bale-out? Find out more about balers and compactors…

In need of a bale-out? Find out more about balers and compactors…

If the bins or skips at your site are regularly filled with card and plastic installing a baler or compactor on site could save time, money and space.   Balers and compact
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WNWN 6 – Waste Management Training

WNWN 6 – Waste Management Training

Easter traditionally marks the start of the hospitality season, and is one of the busiest weekends for the sector. With the clocks having changed as well, lighter, warmer evenin
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SWR launch SWR JustBins

SWR launch SWR JustBins

SWR have launched SWR JustBins a new service developed to bring a straightforward approach to commercial waste solutions for small businesses. www.swrjustbins.co.uk   The 
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SWR recognised as a company to inspire

SWR recognised as a company to inspire

The London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2016 launches today and SWR is delighted to be included for the third successive year.   “SWR is very proud
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WNWN 5 – Working with your supply chain

WNWN 5 – Working with your supply chain

Now is an ideal time for those in the hospitality industry to work with their supply chain to identify potential waste (and cost) savings.With Valentine’s Day celebra
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Check out our new products and services

Check out our new products and services

We are really pleased to announce that we have added new services and products to SWR’s offer:   Bespoke Waste Equipment– a range of balers, compactors, glass crushing
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WNWN 4 – Managing your surplus food

WNWN 4 – Managing your surplus food

  Surplus food can be an unwanted festive challenge. With back to back celebrations leading up to Christmas, December is by far the busiest month for the hospitality industry
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WNWN 3 – Common waste misconceptions

WNWN 3 – Common waste misconceptions

Do these misconceptions sound familiar? “Tracking food waste takes too much time”, “a bin full of food waste will be smelly”, “food waste doesn’
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WNWN 2 – Engage your staff

WNWN 2 – Engage your staff

Engage your team to reduce food waste. It is estimated that hotels, pubs, and restaurants could save an estimated £724 million a year by increasing recycling rates and preventing
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WNWN 1 -Quick tips to save money

WNWN 1 -Quick tips to save money

Check out our mini-guide ‘Quick Tips to Save Money’, the first of our new Waste Not Want Not series in collaboration with The British Hospitality Association and Winnow
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Food waste collections – no reason not to! SWR’s Steph Dalton busts a few common myths relating to food waste recycling

Food waste collections – no reason not to! SWR’s Steph Dalton busts a few common myths relating to food waste recycling

The UK throws away approximately 15 million tonnes of food every year.  Over 10 million tonnes is generated by UK businesses such as food manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and
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SWR’s LSG Purchasing competition

SWR’s LSG Purchasing competition

Earlier this year we ran a competition in conjunction with LSG Purchasing and are delighted to announce the winners at The Yew Tree Pub in the Cotswolds.   At Specialist Waste
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Food waste travelling too far?

Food waste travelling too far?

Food waste is high on the public’s agenda. The UK food and drink industry is definitely getting switched on to ensuring efficiency and sustainability through its waste manage
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PizzaExpress adds to sustainability credentials with new SWR waste management contract

PizzaExpress adds to sustainability credentials with new SWR waste management contract

PizzaExpress has appointed SWR to deliver recycling and waste management to over 300 of its UK restaurants in order to significantly increase on-site recycling levels to over 85%.
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SWR announce RUR3 Environmental acquisition

SWR announce RUR3 Environmental acquisition

We are pleased to announce our recent acquisition of RUR3 Environmental, the award-winning consultancy and feedstock management business.   Specialist Waste Recycling (SWR), t
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Q&A with SRA award-winning Arbor Restaurant

Q&A with SRA award-winning Arbor Restaurant

In February this year, Arbor Restaurant at The Green House, Bournemouth won the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s award for Environment (sponsored by SWR) and, as we are alway
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The London Stock Exchange lists SWR as one of their ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2015’ again

The London Stock Exchange lists SWR as one of their ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2015’ again

Delighted to be listed again this year as one of the LSE’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2015’!   1000 Companies to Inspire Britain is an annual celebra
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Bodyshop Magazine features SWR partnership with Fusion

Bodyshop Magazine features SWR partnership with Fusion

Bodyshop Magazine features SWR partnership with Fusion.   For more information, click here.
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Congratulations to Burston Garden Centre!

Congratulations to Burston Garden Centre!

…on winning our 2014 HTA CRoP competition!   We’d like to say congratulations to our award winner of 2014 – Burston Garden Centre.   Back in 2014 we ran a c
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SWR sponsors 2015 SRA Awards

SWR sponsors 2015 SRA Awards

SWR sponsors SRA’s 2015 Award for Environment.   This award is given to the restaurant that has shown the most commitment to sustainability, particularly with regards to
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SWR Christmas donation to Food Cycle

SWR Christmas donation to Food Cycle

This year instead of sending Christmas cards we will be making a donation to FoodCycle who work to reduce poverty and food waste.   We are extremely passionate about reducing
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Exciting developments at SWR as new appointments are made

Exciting developments at SWR as new appointments are made

Andy Butler has been appointed as SWR’s new CEO to lead the company through its next stage of strategic development.    Having worked as Finance Director at SWR for almost
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SWR keeps Blissfields Green and Clean with ‘Cash for Trash’ scheme

SWR keeps Blissfields Green and Clean with ‘Cash for Trash’ scheme

Waste management firm SWR was pleased to play a part in delivering a clean and green festival at Blissfields this year by running a successful collection point for rubbish generate
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SWR Launches ‘FoodSmart’ – an Innovative Waste Reduction Solution for the FoodService Industry

SWR Launches ‘FoodSmart’ – an Innovative Waste Reduction Solution for the FoodService Industry

FoodSmart is an end-to-end service designed to enable foodservice businesses of all sizes to reduce the amount of food that is wasted throughout its journey in the restaurant. &nbs
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SWR features in London Stock Exchange report on UK’s most inspirational companies

SWR features in London Stock Exchange report on UK’s most inspirational companies

Specialist Waste Recycling (SWR) has featured in a landmark research report, produced by the London Stock Exchange, which identifies 1,000 of the UK’s leading SME’s.   The
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SWR Redefine Waste Management Service and Standards for Redefine|BDL Hotels

SWR Redefine Waste Management Service and Standards for Redefine|BDL Hotels

Redefine|BDL Hotels, part of the Redefine International Group, has appointed Specialist Waste Recycling (SWR) to manage the waste across its portfolio of 56 hotels in the UK.  
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Zero Waste Scotland – Are you Ready?

Zero Waste Scotland – Are you Ready?

Stephen Cameron from SWR offers some practical advice on impending changes to Scottish waste laws.   If you run a business in Scotland and you produce waste (which virtually a
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SWR approved in Scotland’s Resource Sector Commitment to support Zero Waste ambitions

SWR approved in Scotland’s Resource Sector Commitment to support Zero Waste ambitions

Specialist Waste Recycling (SWR) has signed up to Scotland’s Resource Sector Commitment.    The commitment is a Scottish Government backed initiative which is designed to
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Pledge tree flourishes on SWR stand at the RWM show

Pledge tree flourishes on SWR stand at the RWM show

Specialist Waste Recycling (SWR) once again stood out from the crowd at this years RWM show by doing something a bit different.    Inspired by a challenge laid down to the wa
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SWR blossom in garden centre sector with Squires group waste management contract

SWR blossom in garden centre sector with Squires group waste management contract

Specialist Waste Recycling (SWR) has won the contract to manage all waste for Squire’s Garden Centres, across its 14 centres located in the Southeast of England.   The Squir
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SWR prove a cut above for Dobbies Garden Centres

SWR prove a cut above for Dobbies Garden Centres

Dobbies Garden Centres has reappointed SWR to manage the waste at its 32 sites across the UK.   Having previously managed the Dobbies waste and recycling for a period of two y
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SWR win contract for Spirit Pub Company

SWR win contract for Spirit Pub Company

Spirit Pub Co. appoint SWR in multi-million pound waste and recycling deal.    Environmental award winning Spirit Pub Company has selected Specialist Waste Recycling (SWR) as
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SWR works with Nestlé Professional  to create an online waste and recycling guide for the hospitality industry

SWR works with Nestlé Professional to create an online waste and recycling guide for the hospitality industry

A free online course has been launched by Nestlé Professional giving advice and guidance on waste prevention and management strategies.   Developed in association with Specia
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SWR helps Edinburgh Airport exceed national recycling target

SWR helps Edinburgh Airport exceed national recycling target

Edinburgh Airport has exceeded the Scottish Government’s zero waste targets after recycling 82% of its waste last year.   In 2012, Edinburgh Airport sent an average of 1
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Scrap metal waste – a burden or bounty?

Scrap metal waste – a burden or bounty?

Driven by massive rises in metal prices, metal theft is now a serious problem.   Thieves will take almost anything with a second-hand scrap value, a trend most notably demonst
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SWR help Aberdeen Airport take off with new waste plan

SWR help Aberdeen Airport take off with new waste plan

Aberdeen Airport Ltd has appointed waste management firm SWR to help manage its waste responsibly and maximise recycling opportunities in a cost effective way.   SWR will use
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SWR help Scania drive up recycling performance

SWR help Scania drive up recycling performance

Specialist Waste Recycling Ltd has recently been appointed by the UK arm of the leading Swedish Truck Manufacturer, Scania GB. SWR will be managing all dry waste at the 45 Scania-o
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A Weighty Issue – Hotel Owner Magazine Jan 2013

A Weighty Issue – Hotel Owner Magazine Jan 2013

Devising an effective food waste management programme is critical says Giles Whiteley, CEO of Specialist Waste Recycling Ltd. It not only benefits the environment but also saves on
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Putting waste on the agenda in Scotland

Putting waste on the agenda in Scotland

Richard Lochhead MSP joins SWR discussion on new Scottish Waste Regulations.   Waste management company SWR recently hosted a forum in Edinburgh to discuss recent changes to S
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Trash Landing – managing waste at UK airports

Trash Landing – managing waste at UK airports

Stephen Cameron discusses the importance of effective waste management within airports.   Stephen Cameron, Area Manager (Scotland) at SWR Waste Management has been published i
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SWR backs new Hospitality and Food Service Agreement

SWR backs new Hospitality and Food Service Agreement

SWR is the first waste management company to sign up as a supporter of the ‘Hospitality and Food Service Agreement’ (HaFSA).   SWR has signed up as a supporter to the ‘H
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The Langham, London appoints SWR to manage waste

The Langham, London appoints SWR to manage waste

SWR, is appointed to manage the entire waste contract for 5* luxury hotel, The Langham, London.   SWR, is managing the entire waste contract for The Langham, London, a renowne
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SWR win contract for leading accident repair group Solus

SWR win contract for leading accident repair group Solus

SWR has won the waste contract to supply Solus Accident Repair Centres.   Solus is of the leading accident repair groups in the UK, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva Plc.
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SWR secure waste contract with airport services group

SWR secure waste contract with airport services group

SWR has won the waste management contract for the aviation ground services provider Derichebourg, at Edinburgh Airport.   Derichebourg is one of the leading international airp
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