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Big C to cut the cost of charity shop waste by boosting recycling

Norfolk-based Big C Cancer Charity is diverting waste from landfill and increasing its recycling rates, thanks to a new partnership with us at Anglian Waste Recycling.


Having carried out a waste audit, we are now rolling out 16 new bins across 10 Big C shops to collect three different types of waste – dry mixed recycling, glass and general waste. Everything is then being collected by us for sorting and processing locally at our licensed facility here in Attleborough, with zero being sent to landfill. A monthly waste report we are producing will also enable Big C to monitor recycling rates and identify any additional opportunities.


Suzanne Comaskey, retail operations manager at Big C, said:

“We are pleased to be partnering with Anglian which will help us to dispose of waste from our charity shops in a more sustainable way. The new contract with Anglian not only stops our waste from being sent out of the region to be processed but, by adding in new bins and segregating it as it comes out of our shops, we will be doing our bit to recycle more.”


Jamie Parker, key account manager at Anglian, said:

“We’re delighted to help Big C make its operations more environmentally friendly. Waste has become a key focus for any kind of retail outlet looking to improve their sustainability credentials and for a charity such as Big C, this can also provide a way to potentially save some vital funds. By carrying out a waste audit to see what they currently throw away, we were able to identify additional ways for them to segregate their waste which will enable them to recycle more. As a local business, we are pleased to be supporting such an important charity on our doorstep.”

Anglian Waste Recycling offers a free waste audit for businesses looking to achieve their sustainability goals, reduce the impact of waste on the environment and save money. To find out more, click here to book your free waste audit.


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