Waste collections when you need them
Having a flexible and reliable waste collections supplier, that can adapt with your business during weekly or seasonal demand is important. Working in the hospitality sector can often be fast paced with demanding customers whether this is a busy city or country pub, restaurants, or smaller cafe’s and specialist fast food outlets. Speed and efficiency are important factors in the running of the business, while trying to maintain good customer service.
The administrative side of the business can be challenging enough normally, but with added pressures of seasonal changes in the weather (rain, snow or sunshine) or with Christmas and New Year parties or other celebrations, you need reliable & professional suppliers who can support you.
Using an expert waste collections supplier cuts down administration and stress if you can rely on one company to remove all the different types of waste from your premises. Whether your business is a restaurant, cafe or a pub, or a specialist fast food outlet then Hills Waste Solutions makes it easy for your business.
With our proven track record of working with the hospitality and tourism sectors, Hills provides:
- Reliable and flexible collection services
- Competitive rates and a quality service
- Recycling of food waste - even in its packaging
- Glass and dry mixed recycling
Food waste, glass waste and dry mixed recyclables are likely to be the main waste types that you generate, and, as experts, we’ll help you determine the best waste solution for your business needs based on our experience, providing the value for money and efficiency you need. We understand the balance between cost and quality, and we consistently provide outstanding value while ensuring full compliance, reliability and minimal environmental impact.
Through our close working style, we’re able to continually monitor your costs and make recommendations for effective savings. We also provide regular reporting against agreed targets, keeping you informed about your waste management costs.
Thanks to decades of working alongside companies in the hospitality sector, we understand that margins are tight and every cost affects your bottom line. We’re experts in balancing value for money with the quality you need while ensuring full compliance, reliability and environmental sustainability.
Meals are wasted in the hospitality & catering industry
The food & hospitality sector loses £3.2 billion a year through food waste
and other 'non-food' waste that's thrown away, could have been recycled.
of food waste produced annually by the Hospitality & Food services
Scheduling Waste Collections
Not all food and drink businesses work to the same schedule. That’s why we offer a reliable and flexible waste collection service designed to fit around your business. Most of the time, regular, scheduled collections will be exactly what you need. When seasonal fluctuations occur you can simply adjust your collection service to cope.
Health and Safety
All businesses need to be aware of good health and safety and we’re one of just a handful of waste management companies to hold three ISOs, so we always have health and safety and compliance covered as part of our value-for-money, hassle-free service.
Recycling and sustainability
The hospitality industry is acutely aware of the need to protect the environment with many businesses now adopting sustainable practices, from using sustainably sourced to ethically sourced food for consumption.
At Hills we aim to recycle as much business waste as possible, as locally as possible. We help businesses to ensure that their waste is segregated as much as possible. For example the food we collect will go to anaerobic digestion facilities where it is converted into fertiliser and energy. The glass we collect will be recycled to make new products.
Managing your waste
As part of our service we’ll work with you to determine the best solution for your business needs, looking at the type of waste you produce, the volume of waste and the most convenient time for waste collection.
We can provide you with an extensive range of waste containers, appropriately sized and suited to your business needs, to avoid problems caused by poor waste storage. For more information on our container range take a look at our dedicated pages:
For our general waste bins, we have a variety of sizes to match your business needs. They’re perfect for all types of lightweight, compactable, non-recyclable waste, such as packaging and black-bagged refuse.
Tips and tricks to minimise your waste
The EU Waste Framework that guides the UK’s waste legislation encourages all businesses to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover their waste, in that order. Only once those options are exhausted should we consider disposal. So how can your business play a part?
You might think that a waste management plan only helps with the waste you want to dispose of, but actually, there are lots of benefits to understanding your waste streams, starting with your procurement process. For example if you find you’re throwing away a lot of perishable produce, perhaps there’s an opportunity to make savings by rethinking the size of portions you provide to customers. Can you choose to buy products and ingredients that reduce your waste impact and running costs?
If you supply food to your customers, no matter how good your food waste management plan is, supply and demand means there will always be times when you’ve got unused produce. The good news is that there are loads of brilliant causes who can make good use of it. Charities, including foodbanks and food redistributors, are always on the lookout for good quality surplus produce, so you may not even need to leave your kitchen to turn waste into valuable meals for vulnerable people.
Frequently asked questions
What is Commercial Food Waste?
Why should businesses recycle their food waste?
What happens to food waste after it is collected?
What are the main types of Commercial Food Waste?
What types of food can you collect?
What types of businesses can benefit from Commercial Food Waste Recycling?
Why should Food Waste be separated?
Can you collect packaged food?
Food Waste Facts and Statistics
What is Drink Waste?
How can Drink Waste be disposed of?
How much glass waste is generated by the commercial food and drink industry?