Yearly Archives: 2017

Christmas and New Year waste collections & operating hours

We would like to let you know about our Christmas and New Year operating changes so that you can plan your waste collection requirements.  Dependant on the type of service you receive collections and operating hours may differ so please ensure that you read the following information carefully as it may affect your collection schedule. Extra…
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Autumn budget 2017 response

We welcome the government’s focus on plastic recycling as protecting our oceans and the environment is something which concerns us all. Government policy and taxes have played a crucial part in changing behaviour relating to all waste streams. This has helped to bring about a change in mindset where waste is now genuinely seen as…
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Anna Cawley joins board of directors

2017 is a year of celebration for Cawleys, as we mark our 70th anniversary in business and the appointment of our first woman to the board, Anna Cawley. A recent study by Credit Suisse said companies with at least one woman director received a better return on their investments compared with companies with all-male boardrooms. Cawleys…
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Cawleys and Kettering General Hospital shortlisted for Waste2Zero awards

Cawleys and its customer Kettering General Hospital (KGH) have each been shortlisted for an award at the inaugural Waste2Zero Awards, with the winners being named on 6 December 2017. The Waste2Zero awards are the first of its kind in the food waste sector, being specifically designed for out of home industry to showcase best practice…
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Cawleys’ got coffee recycling covered

You’ll be pleased to know that Cawleys has got coffee recycling covered, with some great solutions for recycling not just the coffee cups, but also the coffee grounds. We’ve been getting on with the serious business of recycling waste coffee grounds and cups for quite a while now, for example we helped launched the whole…
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Congratulations to the Extra Mile team!

Congratulations to the Extra Mile Challenge team who completed a 500-mile charity bike ride through Brittany, France.   Kitted out in lycra, the team of four took part in the relay event on the 21st – 25th September. Each riding about 50 miles a day, they have so far raised £3230 beating their target of…
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Cawleys Extra Mile Challenge: Team Member – Phil Gudgeon

This is my first year doing the Extra Mile Challenge. I’ve always enjoyed cycling and used to do it a lot to commute to my previous job, so when I was told of this challenge I thought it would be a great opportunity to get back into it. There aren’t many cyclists within Cawleys, and…
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The Cawleys Extra Mile Challenge: Team member – Tony Goodman

Here Cawleys' Director of Sales and Resource, Tony Goodman, talks about why he feels passionate about the Extra Mile Challenge... This will be my fifth “Extra Mile Challenge” but I haven’t done the ride since 2009.  It felt right to do it again this year as it’s the 10th anniversary since the death of our…
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Cawleys announces HazBox competition winner

Cawleys announces the winner of its HazBox competition to correctly identify the five items of hazardous waste which are most often thrown away in general waste. Can you spot the five in our picture? (See bottom for the answers!)  Is your office safe from hazardous waste fire risks? One in five people knowingly slip ‘the…
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How to recycle small hazardous waste items correctly.

Our experience in helping businesses to take care of their waste responsibly has shown us that many organisations find it difficult to deal with small everyday items which are technically classed as hazardous waste. You might be one hundred per sure of what your business responsibilities are in dealing with hazardous waste, but are your…
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