Category Archives: Blog

The New Environment Bill

At the end of last month, the UK’s Environment Bill moved one step closer to becoming law. A second reading by MPs involved a debate to move it onto committee stage and the various steps that follow to commit the bill to law. The bill’s objective is to address some of the most significant environmental…
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Make this Christmas an eco-friendly one

Avoid a winter wasteland by making Christmas 2019 an eco-friendly one. It may only be mid November, but let’s face it, Christmas has a nasty habit of creeping up FAST!  So, this year why not be more prepared and take a more mindful approach to the festive season. Ok, so we understand there’s lots to…
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Cawleys Christmas & New Year Collection and Operating Hours 2019

With the festive season approaching, we would like to let you know about Christmas and New Year operating changes so that you can plan your waste collection requirements. Dependent on the type of service you receive, collections and operating hours may differ so please ensure that you read the following carefully as it may affect…
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Commodity Prices

Long before recycling became common place for all manner of waste items, there was one classification of material that was known for its second life potential. That material was paper. For decades, paper, card and other variations of fibrous waste material have been viewed as perfect for recycling. Not only is it relatively easy to…
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New exit routes for our RDF

The acronym RDF refers to ‘refuse derived fuel’ and at Cawleys our focus on sustainable waste management means that RDF plays and important role in helping us dispose of excess waste that isn’t suitable for recycling. Historically our RDF exit routes have been focused on markets in Northern Europe, however, various developments have led us…
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A day in the life…. Refuse Driver

Today we meet Kevin O'Neil to discover what his day entails and why he loves the world of waste... The role of a refuse driver at Cawleys is certainly a busy one, and if you don’t like early starts, it’s not for you! Every morning I rise and shine at 3am ready for the working…
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Hertfordshire students shun single-use plastic

As the Climate Change summit took place in the US, here in Hertfordshire people were pledging to play their part in helping to tackle the problems of climate change and pollution during Recycling Week. Recycling Week is a nationwide initiative to encourage people to recycle more, and the only way this can be achieved is…
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Awesome Autumn Collections

As the leaves turn brown, weather temperatures drop and the nights draw in, it’s a sure sign that winter is on its way. During the Autumn season, darker nights and shorter days mean that lighting can become an issue for many industries. In the world of waste management, the shift from British Summertime to Greenwich…
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Recycling at Halloween Top Tips

What is Halloween about? Hallowe’en on October 31st is a celebration the evening before All Hallows Day, also called All Saints Day. It begins a time of year, in the Christian church, dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints and martyrs. Halloween has evolved into all sort of activities, with bonfires, dressing up, pumpkins, and…
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Following the waste trail

As we all know, there is a real spotlight at present on waste processes and the ultimate end destination for the recycling materials that we all work so hard to segregate. At Cawleys, we pride ourselves on being a transparent organisation and we are often asked by clients where their recyclate ends up once it…
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