During the years 2009/2010 we carried out a comprehensive waste audit to help make our hotel more environmentally friendly. That audit allowed us to quantify the various waste products we have and endeavour to find recycling partners to help us towards our eventual aim of having zero landfill.
Since the 2009 audit things have moved on rapidly and in June of 2012 we achieved our aim of having zero landfill for our month’s waste collection.
We are now in a position to recycle all waste products from the hotel with the main items listed below:
- Cooking oil
- Printer ink
- Uncooked kitchen waste(for composting)
- Cooked food waste
Hazardous waste including electrical goods, paints, batteries, excess furnishings etc. are stored separately and collected when required.
In April of 2012 we joined with Core Waste services to remove all food waste from our general bins. As well as complying and indeed, being ahead of government regulations at the time, removing the food waste to a seperate contained made the general waste bins cleaner and easier to handle.
All waste materials are now rated against our guest numbers to allow us to keep up the pressure to reduce, re-use and recycle.
For example an individual who stays for 1 night at the hotel in 2015 might, on average, expect to generate the following waste :
Cardboard : 3 Litres
Glass : 1.5 Litres
Food waste : 1 Litre.
Mixed recycling waste : 12 Litres