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Waste & environmental

Discover tailored waste solutions for your business. From removing trade waste to managing diverse streams such as recycling, food waste, and hazardous materials, we handle it all. Our waste team crafts personalised plans to match your environmental goals. We proudly divert 100% of waste from landfills through our dedicated recycling and responsible waste management strategies.

Our proactive approach includes internal and external recycling programs, on-site equipment for waste reduction, and responsible hazardous waste management. Detailed environmental reports provide insights into your waste production, enabling us to track monthly tonnages and analyse each waste stream.

Key features

  • Oversee removal of all waste types
  • 100% of waste diverted from landfill
  • Unique recycling-led waste management solutions
  • Baling, compaction and recycling containers
  • Rebates for eligible waste
  • Environmental impact and carbon footprint reduction
  • Award winning service

Take a look at our services below:

What the Floorbrite Waste Team can do for you:

Many companies are still not aware of this change in legislation; however it can cause a costly issue and or fines, as waste management companies will now refuse skip transportation if contaminated by upholstered furniture. However, the Floorbrite Group are able to remove these items from site, strip down the components such as wood and metal for recycling and dispose of the foam and upholstered elements in a safe way.

  • For customers who produce POPs waste on a regular basis, we can supply individual containers for your waste domestic seating and soft furnishings that may contain POPs;
  • In the case where production of that waste is minimal, we can collect individual items for you using our pick-up (man and van) service;
  • As always, we will in all cases, provide Waste Transfer Notes that correctly identify your POPs waste and its disposal. If you would like to discuss this further or have any questions regarding this, or any of your waste management services, please contact us.

Floorbrite offer a range of equipment to support waste management objectives. Our range includes baling, compacting and crushing equipment designed to efficiently reduce waste volume on-site, minimising your environmental impact.

Wheelie Bins
Bin Press
Bulk Bags
Confidential Console

Flourescent Tube Coffin
Front End Loaders (FEL)
Glass Crusher

WEEE Crates

Our team conducts a free, on-site waste audit as well as an analysis of your previous waste data to determine your site’s requirements and develop bespoke recycling led solutions tailored to your business. We actively promote recycling initiatives and support customer’s in implementing innovative and effective recycling programs to reduce overall waste volume. The team assists in setting up recycling stations and ensuring the availability of designated bins for different recyclable materials.

Through our zero-to-landfill policy, Floorbrite emphasises the importance of recycling and repurposing materials whenever possible. Waste that cannot be recycled undergoes a waste-to-energy process.

Take a look at some of our award-winning case study submissions below to find truly unique and innovative solutions in our approach to diverting 100% of waste to landfill.

Carrington Power Station Case Study
Duo Plastics Case Study
TIP Trailers Case Study
Renold Gears Case Study
John Hogg Case Study

Large quantities of certain waste streams may be eligible for a rebate, this can include metal, cardboard, wood and plastics. These are materials that can be sold to industry to make other products, which then determines the value of the waste. This value will either be paid back to you based on the tonnages collected or the rebate will be used to cover the cost of the service. All rebates are subject to market conditions.

Our confidential services encompass both mobile on-site and off-site disposal of confidential waste. This includes paper shredding, destruction of hard drives and digital media and more. We take pride in our commitment to environmentally friendly practices: all paper shredded through our service is 100% recycled within UK mills, while other materials are recycled whenever possible, with non-recyclables responsibly processed through waste to energy facilities.

Whether you require scheduled collections, small-scale disposals, or assistance with large-scale confidential waste clearances, we're equipped to meet your needs. Flexibility is at the core of our services, and our team can tailor solutions that fit your requirements.

We hold full accreditation and maintain the highest security standards, providing you with the assurance that you're partnering with a trustworthy service provider. Our operations adhere strictly to the latest UK Data Protection Law and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), ensuring your compliance and peace of mind.

  • On-site & off-site shredding
  • One-off shredding & clearances
  • Secure destruction
  • Secure storage
  • Digital media & hard drive destruction
  • Scanning and online document management
  • Archiving
  • Uniform Shredding

Hazardous waste demands careful and specialised handling and at Floorbrite, we excel in managing such materials for our clients with utmost expertise and adherence to regulations. From chemicals and solvents to electronic equipment and biomedical waste, our comprehensive services encompass the safe collection, transportation, and disposal of hazardous waste. Our team ensures compliance with stringent safety protocols and environmental regulations throughout the process as well as laboratory testing and reclassification of waste if necessary. We provide tailored solutions, conducting thorough risk assessments to determine the most suitable methods for managing and disposing of hazardous waste, guaranteeing the protection of both people and the environment. With a focus on sustainability, we prioritise recycling and responsible disposal practices, ensuring our customer’s hazardous waste is managed efficiently and responsibly. Our hazardous waste services include but are not limited to:

  • Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
  • Laboratory and bulk chemicals
  • Rags, wipes, contaminated packaging
  • Paint
  • Oil
  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Aerosols
  • Adhesives
  • Industrial solvents
  • Acids
  • Pharmaceuticals

With every Hazardous waste service, you will receive all documentation including a consignment note to detail the transfer of the waste from your site to the disposal point.

Embrace a greener and more economically efficient waste management solution with Floorbrite.

Floorbrite prioritise sustainable waste management with a commitment to environmental responsibility. Our food waste service included the replacement of bins with fresh and sanitized ones during every service, ensuring a high standard of cleanliness.

100% of food waste is diverted from landfills, utilising anaerobic digestion facilities to produce renewable energy that is supplied to the national grid. Additionally, this process generates nutrient-rich bio-fertilizer, contributing to soil health and agricultural sustainability.

By choosing Floorbrite, you can significantly reduce your carbon footprint and overall food waste disposal costs, offering a cost-effective alternative that is up to 50% cheaper than traditional landfill methods.

What is POPs? Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are a group of organic compounds that have toxic properties and chemical substances that don’t break down, can travel long distances and persist in the environment.

POPs accumulate in food chains and pose a risk to human health and the environment.

In December 2022 the Environment Agency (EA) issued new guidance on how soft furnishings containing Persistent Organic Compounds (POPs) should be managed.

How do you know if you have POPs Waste:

Waste domestic seating is any item of seating of a household type from households or businesses that is waste. Upholstered domestic seating may contain POPs. For example:

  • Sofas
  • Sofa Beds
  • Armchairs
  • Kitchen and Dining Room Chairs
  • Stools and Foot Stools
  • Office Chairs
  • Futons
  • Bean Bags, Floor and Sofa Cushions

This includes any part made of or containing leather, synthetic leather, other fabric, or foam.

  • (Mattresses, curtains, blinds and beds are NOT domestic seating and are NOT covered by this guidance as are items that are not upholstered, for example, a wooden chair without a cushioned or textile back, seat, or arms.)

What the EA guidance means for you:

  • Waste upholstered domestic seating containing POPs must not be mixed with any other waste streams, it must not be broken down and needs to be stored and handled separately.
  • It must be sorted and stored in a way that prevents:
    • Damaging it
    • Release of POPs
    • Contamination with other waste
  •  POPs waste should be correctly identified and categorised. There is no specific European Waste Catalogue (EWC) code for POPs – in most cases, with sofas, armchairs etc. We anticipate using 20 03 07 Household and this must be clearly displayed on your Waste Transfer Notes.
  • The EA has clarified that it will be measuring compliance against it’s regulations. It therefore issued new guidance in December 2022 regarding identifying, classifying, handling and disposing of POPs waste at: Therefore, councils have now been warned that they must now incinerate all upholstered waste domestic seating including seating textiles and foams. Waste upholstered domestic seating containing POPs must not be landfilled, mixed with other non-POPs-containing wastes, reused or recycled. These items must be sent for incineration or used as a fuel in, for example, a cement kiln.

At Floorbrite we're committed to reducing the negative impact of vape waste on the environment and public health. That's why we're proud to introduce our vape recycling service, which makes it easy for you to dispose of your used vape products in a responsible way.

Our process is simple and convenient. Floorbrite provides a range of containers and a full national collection and recycling service. After we have collected your vapes, all recyclable materials including the battery are recovered, and as instructed by the Environment Agency (EA), the nicotine reservoir, sponge and wick are safely disposed of.

Joining our vape recycling program is an easy and effective way to make a positive impact on the environment and public health. By participating, you can help prevent harmful chemicals from entering landfills and reduce waste.

Floorbrite have an effective contract management system, Waste Logics, that allows us to deliver a comprehensive compliance programme. The system allows us to log any issues with services and offers a customer portal to give clients 24/7 access to service data and documents such as:

  • Service success graphs 
  • Total number of issues per month with a breakdown of information regarding the issue 
  • % Waste recovered/recycled, and tonnes of carbon saved with graphs 
  • Floorbrite News Feed
  • Total Tonnage of waste by grade
  • Reports with graphs 
  • Containers on site which can be filtered by address
  • View upcoming services 
  • Documents such as waste notes and contractor licenses and the ability to sign documents electronically

Floorbrite's zero-to-landfill policy extends beyond waste management; it represents our commitment to sustainable practices. We actively engage with our clients, educating and empowering them to make environmentally conscious choices. Through strategic consultations and customised waste reduction plans, Floorbrite helps businesses optimise their waste management systems, promoting circular economy principles and minimising their overall environmental impact. seeking to make a positive impact on the planet.

Waste Reduction

Floorbrite works closely with businesses to identify opportunities for waste reduction at the source. By implementing efficient waste management practices, such as waste segregation and process optimisation, we help minimise the overall waste generated by our clients.

Recycling and Repurposing

Through our zero-to-landfill policy, Floorbrite emphasises the importance of recycling and repurposing materials whenever possible. We utilise sorting technologies and processes to separate recyclable materials from general waste. These materials are then directed to appropriate recycling channels.

General waste that cannot be recycled or repurposed undergoes a specialised waste-to-energy conversion process. This method involves harnessing the energy contained within the waste to generate power. Floorbrite transforms waste into a valuable resource, reducing the reliance on fossil fuels and promoting renewable energy alternatives.

Responsible Disposal

While recycling is a priority, there may still be some waste that cannot be recycled or repurposed. In such cases, We ensure that the waste is disposed of in a responsible manner, adhering to all relevant regulations and guidelines. We work with certified waste management facilities and disposal sites to ensure that any residual waste is handled properly, minimising environmental harm and diverting all waste from landfill.

Take a look at the brochures below:

External Waste Bin Brochure

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Internal Waste Bin Brochure

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