Elland waste management specialist and Chamber partner, Orchard Environmental has won a national award for its work to introduce recycling at a Yorkshire engineering firm.
Triten Engineering in Barnsley sent 290 tonnes of waste a year to landfill and recycled nothing before embarking on the project with Orchard. It now recycles over 90% of its waste.
Chris Leach, associate director of Orchard Environmental, said: “Our team has helped Triten reduce reliance on landfill and produce an integrated waste strategy that increases recycling and reduces overall carbon footprint.
“On site waste segregation has been introduced and all waste has been painstakingly analysed to maximise recycling potential, reducing Triten’s annual waste costs by around 40%.”
The Green Apple Awards have been running for 20 years and are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.
Mr Leach said the judges had received over 500 nominations.
“It's extremely unusual for an award to be given to a third party intermediary, making this a particular triumph for the team and one that recognises our commitment to improving the environmental credentials of our clients as well as saving them money on waste services,” he said.
The award will be presented at a special ceremony at the Houses of Parliament in November.