Category Archives: Blog

Cawleys Christmas & New Year Collection and Operating Hours 2018

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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Why every business should use a ‘one stop shop’ waste management provider

When it comes to recycling and waste management the key is to keep things simple. For most businesses there are 3 things they want from their recycling and waste management provider, competitive prices, top-notch environmental practices and, perhaps most importantly, a convenient and reliable service. The reason convenience and service are so important is simple, great…
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Brexit and the Waste Trade – Cawleys' MD Phil Gudgeon gives his view

The success of the waste industry in the UK owes a lot to its long-standing relationship with our overseas cousins. Not only are large quantities of UK recyclate exported across the globe every single day, the industries work force is made up of many hard working and reliable foreign nationals. Whilst the sector is no…
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Coffee Unpacked

Coffee…. It’s what gets us going in the mornings. Welcome to your education in coffee, there is so much more to it than just the drink. Let’s start at the beginning, the coffee. I’m sure as we all know looking for the Rainforest Alliance stickers or Fairtrade symbols makes a difference, but why not go…
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Coffee: A New Energy Source?

Hands up who can’t even begin to function without a coffee in the mornings?? If that’s you (well even if it’s not you) then read on… Whether brewed at your favourite coffee shop or made home, it’s one of the world’s biggest industries, the UK alone spent £9.6bn in 2017 and coffee is the second…
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Cawleys and bio-bean team up to turn waste coffee into a burning success.

Cawleys has recently teamed up with bio-bean, a clean technology company which turns used coffee grounds into a range of products, including Coffee Logs. Together the businesses are working to help all companies that consume coffee across the South East to recycle their waste coffee grounds into a product with a useful second life. Here…
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Setting the bar high for local charity support

Phil Gudgeon, the new managing director of Cawleys Waste Management recently visited local children’s charity Ride High to inspire young people to aim high, no matter what their perceived limitations or what start they had in life. Phil began his career as a driver’s mate on a waste collection round and now leads over 200…
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What impact will China’s quota delays have on the UK?

China’s potential delay in issuing 2019 waste paper and card licences until the end of the year has caused concern that excess stock levels could build up from the end of October. The licences depict the quotas to the Chinese paper mills, as a result of the uncertainty surrounding this some in the industry are…
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Phil Gudgeon is promoted to MD of Cawleys

Phil Gudgeon, 42, has taken over running Cawleys, a £34 million business, this month, becoming Managing Director (MD) following a series of rapid promotions and successes for the company since he joined it in 2013. As MD, Phil will become head of one of Luton’s largest employers and lead a board of seven which includes…
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