Monthly Archives: March 2019

  • Environcom Appliance drop off point

    Environcom makes it easier to dispose of your electrical waste and help address the issue of fly tipping of electrical appliances and supports the Circular Economy in Grantham

     

    Like many other towns and cities, Grantham’s waste site is only open during restricted times disposing of your electrical waste is therefore sometimes very inconvenient. It also suffers from the plight of fly tipping; waste illegally dumped by criminals to avoid the cost of disposal.  This causes environmental harm as hazardous substances leach into the environment, and creates a clean-up cost, paid for by local residents through council tax.   Environcom is turning this negative into a positive by offering a 24 hour 7 days a week drop off facility at its site in Spittlegate Level, Grantham for domestic electrical items.  Any items dropped off will be examined, repaired and tested by Environcom to see if they can be given a second lease of life through one of its charity partners in the UK.  If not, the appliance will be fully recycled in accordance with the Environmental Legislation and the materials will be put back into manufacturing.

    Cris Stephenson, CEO of Environcom stated “We hope this initiative will be seen by our local residents as a more convenient and environmentally beneficial solution compared to using the local Household Waste Recycling Centre fulfilling their duty of care, and also a credible alternative by those who may be tempted to dump their electronic waste. If it proves successful, we will be able to increase the number of local jobs and deliver a truly circular approach to dealing with electrical waste”

    Environcom will accept all complete domestic electrical equipment free of charge at its site at Spittlegate Level, Grantham, NG31 7UH. Check website for details or call 0844 736 0071

    Environcom will accept whole electrical appliances only, appliances which are missing key components may be rejected.

    Environcom will accept:-

    Fridges / Freezers – (compressor not to be removed)

    Washing Machines / Tumble driers

    Ovens / hobs/ cooker hoods

    Televisions

    Small electrical appliances

    Printers – Please remove ink cartridges

     

    from domestic households. If you are a waste collector, please contact customer services to arrange delivery slots

     

     

  • Introducing our 24 hour Drop-off zone

    We are pleased to be offering local householders a 24 hour, seven days a week drop-off point for their recyclable electrical waste.

    We think it will make it more convenient for residents who want to dispose of their electrical waste during the week because the council's recycling site is only open Friday to Monday during the day.

    The drop-off point will help fight against fly-tipping in the area and, as a result, stop harmful substances leaking into the environment which has to be cleaned up at a cost to residents through council tax.

    Any items dropped off at Environcom will be repaired and tested to see if they can be given a second lease of life through one of its charity partners in the UK. If not, the appliance will be fully recycled in accordance with environmental legislation and the materials will be put back into manufacturing.

    Cris Stephenson, CEO of Environcom, said: “We hope this initiative will be seen by our local residents as a more convenient and environmentally beneficial solution compared to using the local household waste recycling centre fulfilling their duty of care, and also a credible alternative by those who may be tempted to dump their electronic waste. If it proves successful, we will be able to increase the number of local jobs and deliver a truly circular approach to dealing with electrical waste.”

    Environcom says it will accept all complete domestic electrical equipment free of charge at its site at Spittlegate Level. It may reject any appliances that are missing key components.

    Residents can take the following appliances to the drop-off point:

    • Fridges/freezers (compressor not to be removed)
    • Washing machines/tumble dryers
    • Ovens/hobs/cooker hoods
    • Televisions
    • Small electrical appliances
    • Printers (remove ink cartridges)

    How to locate the drop off point.

    After entering the carpark along the front of the Environcom building, please carry on towards the smaller carpark to the left of the grassy area. You'll see a bicycle parking area to your left and beyond that is our new drop off bay. Please press the intercom to alert a representative that you are depositing your recyclables.

  • International Safety Award 2019 - Merit

    Environcom Group Grantham is presented with International Safety Award for protecting its employees from the risk of injury and ill health at work.

    Environcom Group Grantham has won an International Safety Award with Merit from the British Safety Council in recognition of its commitment to keeping its workers and workplaces healthy and safe during the 2018 calendar year.Environcom Group Grantham is one of 248 organisations to win a Merit in the 2019 International Safety Awards.

    Now in their 61st year, the International Safety Awards recognise and celebrate organisations from around the world which have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the scheme’s independent judges their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill health during the previous calendar year.In 2019, 507 organisations won an International Safety Award.   They span all sectors and are drawn from the United Kingdom, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. 56 organisations were awarded a Distinction, 248 organisations were awarded a Merit and 203 organisations achieved a Pass.

    Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated Environcom Group Grantham on their success in winning an International Safety Award 2019 with Merit: “The British Safety Council commends Environcom Group Grantham on their achievement. The award is in recognition of their commitment and efforts to keep their employees and workplaces free of injury and ill health.

    “The vision of the British Safety Council is that no-one should be injured or made ill through work– anywhere in the world. Realising it requires more than legislation; people committed to health and safety, and increasingly also to workplace wellbeing, make it a reality and inspire others to create workplaces that are a key force for good.

    “The long list of winners of the International Safety Awards, demonstrates that an increasing number of companies recognise that sensible and proportionate management of health and safety risks is a business enabler, benefiting employees, organisations and society as a whole.

    By celebrating the achievements of 507 winners of the 2019 International Safety Awards and 61 years of improving health and safety standards around the world, we encourage other organisations to follow their lead and place employees’ health and safety at the heart of their business.”“Our warmest congratulations to Environcom Group Grantham. All of those working at Environcom Group Grantham should be rightly proud of their achievement.”

    Environcom Group CEO Cris Stephenson.

    “As you know we operate in the 2nd most dangerous industry in the UK. We at Environcom want all our employees to go home safe and our collective vigilance and concentration on safety has been recognised by the British Safety Council It is with enormous pleasure and pride that I can announce that we have won an International Safety Award for 2019.

    Congratulations to you all for achieving this accreditation I suspect we will be the only Recycler in the UK to achieve this, so very well done.”

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