Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ahead of the curve

Really interesting article in the Guardian today - click here All about local authority not making enough effort to collect trade waste for recycling. The lead on effects of this being that what is left that businesses sorts from their own streams is often of such a small amount it isn't valuable to third party collection companies OR it goes home with employees and goes into their household stream. In turn this is driving the price of recyclable materials down. Also the businesses are not being credited for the Co2 saving they are potentially making as their is no formal way of tracking it. The fascinating thing for us is that we have been providing a solution which is cost effective for 4 years. We are cheaper than the cost to send to landfill with the Council and we return the yearly Co2 savings to the customers so they can tell their customers. We service about 400 businesses and collect all the waste with emission free vehicles. We average a saving of about 1000 tonnes of Co2 per year collectively from all our customers.
In fact we can only really make a profit because our overheads are so low, but this makes us really competitive and means we are very busy.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Pedicab riders wanted - spread the word

So we are a couple of riders short at the moment and they are going to be gone for a pretty long time. We're on the hunt for some more. So if you want to get fit, earn some good cash, have a good laugh and be part of fun, green, honest and rapidly growing company get in touch with us. There's loads of good benefits, at least one free curry a year and a fancy dress party.. You need to be over 21 and have a car licence and nothing nasty that'll show up on a CRB check. Send a c.v or a fleshed out email to and we'll send you some more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Breast Cancer Haven

So young Tomo and I did a few hours charity work on the bikes this week for Hereford Haven who are a great organisation. The Haven provides, completely free of charge, a wide range of therapies which help people to deal with the physical and emotional side effects of breast cancer.
A couple of local shops - Hat Trick and Cherry Savage opened up a little later than usual and donated a percentage of their profit to the Hereford Haven . We ran shuttles between the two shops to make sure the shoppers made the most of their time! It was a great idea for an event an hopefully we'll do some more with the those guys in the future.