Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Launch of Recycling Scheme very soon...

Hereford Pedicargo Launch Inner City Recycling Scheme!

Since the launch of Pedicargo in August we have moved over 8000 items of freight and clocked up 1000's of emission free miles, our new goal is to make recycling affordable and accessible to all local businesses. In Hereford it’s really hard to recycle trade waste, in fact a lot of trade waste goes to landfill. We want to start with businesses close to town and then expand.

If you are a business close to town we can offer the following solution:

Recycling of waste paper - £1 per 15kg bag (supplied by Hereford Pedicargo)
Secure shredding and recycling - £1 per 15kg bag (supplied by Hereford Pedicargo)
Recycling of cardboard and newspaper - £5 per cage/pro rata
Recycling of plastic films - £1 per bag (supplied by Hereford Pedicargo)
Free recycling of ink cartridges if you are using our recycling schemes

Orange Council waste bags cost £1.14 each, go to landfill and are set to rise in price, we are cheaper for your business and better for the environment.

Throughout February we're asking businesses to get in touch who might be keen on being involved in our scheme. We'll come and have a chat and drop a free collection bag and questionnaire to you. Then when we have a good idea of demand we will launch officially in March.

If you think we can be of help feel free to email or give me a call - 07718320195

Below are some frequently asked questions and answers that might help you with any initial queries.

I hope this has been of interest to you and I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

Will Vaughan
Rider and Director
Hereford Pedicabs and Cargo

FAQ's

What counts as waste paper?

Mixed Paper
Plain White Paper
Coloured Paper
Stationary
Cream and White Card
Printed Paper
Magazines
Brochures
White Envelopes Windowed/Non Widowed
Paper based product thin enough to tear
Staples in paper are ok

What can’t I put in with the waste paper?

Metal – paper clips, binders
Newspapers
Brown envelopes
Grey Card
Cardboard

How does the paper get collected?

We deliver paper sacks, we pick them up weekly and charge you monthly.

What counts as Carboard and Newspaper?

Corrugated Cardboard
Grey Card
Brown Paper
Brown Envelopes
Newspaper
Telephone Directories

How does the cardboard get collected?

Collected Bundles – Cost - £5 per full bike cage/pro rata cost – picked up weekly - Invoiced monthly

What counts as Plastic Film?

Polythene film
See through plastic film of all colours
Bubble wrap
Cellophane
See through plastic packaging

How does the plastic film get collected?

We deliver plastic sacks, we pick them up weekly and charge you monthly.

What can I Secure Shred?

Mixed Paper
Plain White Paper
Coloured Paper
Stationary
Cream and White Card
Printed Paper
White Envelopes Windowed/Non Windowed
Paper based product thin enough to tear
Staples in paper ok

What can’t I Secure Shred?

Metal – paper clips, binders
Newspapers
Brown envelopes
Grey Card
Cardboard

How does the Secure Shredding get collected?

We deliver paper sacks, we pick them up weekly and charge you monthly.

Are we close enough to town to use your scheme?

A good guide is the Council Mini Map , if you are on it, there's a good chance we can help you out - http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/docs/Hfd_Mini_map_07_(copyright).pdf

What are your rates for moving freight and how far do you go?

See the map in the last question!

And here are our rates!:

Size of load:
· Small (up to an A4 Box or equivalent) - £4.00

· Medium (up to 3 x A4 boxes or equivalent) - £6.00

· Large (up to 6 x A4 boxes or equivalent) - £8.00

· Larger loads (up to 250kgs) - See contract work

Extra charges:

· Urgent delivery (Within 2 hours, often much quicker!) / Timed delivery - £2.00

Specialist Services:

· Contract work - £25.00/hour pro rata

· Multi-drop - from £2.00 per drop
· Local post considered for £2.00 per drop
· Signed on receipt service if required
· Email confirmation of delivery if required

If you have a large amount of parcels going to one or more places on a particular day, we’ll charge whatever is cheaper to you. Either the individual cost per item, or a shared cost of ‘Contract Work’ for the vehicle.

2 comments:

spacefruit said...

Hey guys, this sounds REALLY exiting! I really hope you get lots of businesses sign up for this scheme. If I was a business making profit & still in Hereford I'd definitelly sign up to have you pop round every week! Good luck to you.

Ben and Will said...

Thanks spacefruit!

We think it'll be a winner. Anyone reading this would do well to check out the link to spacefruits website. Some really cool stuff on there!