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Here at GPT Waste February month has come and gone quickly, however, there are plenty of things to look forward to in March but, before we do here is a quick re-cap of everything that has happened at The Waste Solution.

The Waste Solution wins total waste management contract for the MoD

The largest UK independent provider of waste management solutions and sustainable waste services has won a three year, total waste management contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD).


The project is for the provision of total waste management services across approximately 40 MoD sites of varying sizes ranging from Army Careers Information offices to barracks.

The three year contract started in February 2013 and will see waste streams including recyclate, hazardous, confidential and clinical be completely managed by leading waste management company GPT – The Waste Solution.

Mike Callaghan of GPT – The Waste Solution said:

 “Securing a further three year waste management contract with the MoD through an FM Partner is fantastic news and testament to the standard of work provided for the MoD in previous contracts that we have completed. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with the FM organisation and the MOD client, striving to continue our delivery of excellence.”

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Waste management solutions for the manufacturing sector – EP Dust Collection Case Study

GPT were contacted by the client following the set-up of a new manufacturing process on site. This resulted in the production of a new waste stream, the exact composition of which was unknown.

The requirement was to remove large quantities of up to 13 tonnes of the waste stream, in powder format, from site.

EP-Dust-collection1Client: Sodexo FM- Pilkington plc
Location: Greengate Works, St Helens
Date: On-going
Sector:   Manufacturing

A site visit was undertaken immediately, in order to assess the logistics of the job and also to understand both the process from which the waste was produced and the make- up of the waste.

A sample was taken within 24 hours of the request and sent for analysis by GPT. RoRo containers were discussed but after consideration were deemed to be unsuitable due to the loose nature of the powder and potential problems which could arise during the disbursement of waste around site.

For more information, download the case study.

Leisure Industry Waste Management Case Study – Kudos in Brighton

Kudos-International-GPT were asked to review the waste provision at the site following continual issues with service, poor recycling rates of less than 30% and a general lack of management information.

A full site review was undertaken and various waste streams identified. Recommendations were then made to the Site Manager to improve service, reduce costs and increase recycling rates.

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For more information, download the case study here.

Energy from Waste report published – exploring the role energy might have in waste management

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published the Energy from Waste report as a guide to the debate.

Energy-from-WasteIt is clear that the Government is focusing on preventing waste as well as ensuring that any waste is viewed as a valuable resource therefore they would ideally have waste either reused or recycled. It is also Government policy that efficiently recovering energy from residual waste has a valuable role to play in both diverting waste from landfill and energy generation.

The Energy from Waste report has therefore been published to provide a starting point for discussions about the role energy from waste might have in managing waste. This role will however always be dependent on specific circumstances therefore the guide does not provide all the answers but highlights the questions that we should be asking.

This report highlights many key points which are important for us to consider, if you would like to view or download the report, click here.

You can also visit the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs website for further information on the report.

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The GPT Waste Management Team