Category Archives: Blog

It’s business as usual at Cawleys this Easter

It may be Easter weekend but Cawleys are still here to collect your waste as usual. Despite the bank holidays (and the sunshine that we've been promised), we'll still be working hard to ensure that you can forget your 'waste worries' and make the most of the break. All scheduled collections including carts, wheelie bins, bags…
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How to conduct a waste audit

Small to medium size businesses often don’t have the luxury of a dedicated facilities manager and, in many cases, those who run the business will find that waste management falls within their remit. Can you cut cost on waste? As a necessary and vital consideration, waste management is one area that can make a difference…
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Clever Compactors

Lee Maunder, Engineering Manager at Cawleys uncovers the benefits of compacted waste. Whatever the nature of your organisation, there is nothing more off putting for your customers or clients than overflowing bins outside your premises. Not only do they give the impression of poor organisation skills, they also impact your organisation’s professional reputation. Overflowing bins…
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Recycle more, spend less: The easy way to cut your waste costs

Everyone knows that a company’s profit isn’t just dependant on generating turnover, it’s also reliant on keeping costs as low as possible. Waste management is an inevitable service that all businesses, large and small will have to pay for. Waste management fees are based on a variety of criteria including volume & weight of waste,…
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Bye Bye Battery

Alan Colledge explores the world of automotive lithium battery disposal. As experts in the lithium battery sector, Cawleys has been involved with Lithium Battery waste since 2012. Initially, Cawleys were approached by a representative in the automotive sports industry who wanted to dispose of several lithium batteries being used in an early KERS systems. At…
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Keeping Confidential

Nicky Severn, Marketing Manager at Cawleys, explains the requirements around confidential business waste. Confidentiality is extremely important and the protection of your customers’ data is paramount for any business. The Data Protection Act has strict rules around how data can be stored and how long it can be kept. Although we are now living in…
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Lights, Camera, Recycling!

When local Milton Keynes based photography studio, Unique Capture, found themselves with increasing amounts of cardboard packaging waste they needed a more sustainable solution than just dumping it in with their general rubbish.... Small business can recycle as effectively as larger ones When was the last time your business assessed the amount of waste it…
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Compostable Complications

A recent report looking at recycling in Wales has revealed that only 1 of the 13 councils surveyed was able to collect and dispose of composable plastics in the intended way. The other councils did not have the processes and infrastructure to deal with them and as such these items were likely to be re-directed…
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Fire Fire

Is your business risking lives (and fines) by including hazardous everyday items in its general waste? Cawelys’ Hazbox is the ideal solution. Fire Risk Recently, one of our general waste collections had to be unexpectedly halted due to the outbreak of fire in our refuse lorry. After noticing the fire, our quick-thinking driver promptly emptied…
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Women to Transform Waste: International Women’s Day

For many, the waste management industry is perceived to be traditionally masculine – and with images of trucks, skips, hard hats and landfill sights initially coming to mind, this isn’t necessarily a surprise. But with an industry that’s fast moving, constantly innovating and on the tip of the tongues of much of the British public,…
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