thPRESS INFORMATION 8 July 2010
North West’s first Trade Recycling Centre good news for businesses and the environment
The North West‟s first Trade Recycling Centre (TRC) in Haydock is now open for business making
recycling waste easy and cost effective for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) via a fixed price bring your waste facility. The new TRC is based on the hugely successful Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) concept, which businesses cannot freely access.
Envirolink Northwest, the organisation that supports the development and growth of the Low Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services (LCEGS) sector in the North West, has worked on the WRAP supported project as part of a consortium with Centrol Recycling Group and Gordon Mackie Associates. The pilot TRC project will help users tackle the many barriers to recycling trade waste through a bespoke recycling centre.
Amy Glover, Business Development Manager, Envirolink Northwest said: „The disposal of trade waste
has traditionally presented a difficult challenge to local businesses. This facility will provide an invaluable business resource and make it so much easier for SME‟s to recycle waste, in effect it will improve the
region‟s recycling rates. We are confident that the pilot site will be a success setting the standards for more TRCs to appear across the North West.‟
thDesigned exclusively by Centrol Recycling Group the TRC pilot project opened on the 8 June 2010 and
is projected to service 5000-6000 businesses in the area. Over 35 people from various sectors including local authorities, environmental services, and interested customers attended the launch event.
Rachael Oborn, Group Chairman, Centrol Recycling Group commented; “TRC sites are the only place
where you can legally dispose of your business waste without paying a penny in „landfill tax‟. Businesses
can now recycle over 28 different waste streams at the centre, many of which would end up in landfill sites, at a huge cost to both businesses and the environment. By offering members fixed cost recycling and flexible access, we are confident TRC will become an invaluable tool for SMEs to recycle more waste in a cost effective way.”
Businesses interested in obtaining further information on the TRC project should contact Amy Glover, Business Development Manager at Envirolink Northwest: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, to become a member and to significantly reduce your waste costs please visit: www.traderecyclingcentre.com
For media enquiries please contact: Suzanne McGuckin, Communications Officer, Envirolink Northwest on 01925 855768 email email@example.com
Note to editors:
Key Features of Trade Recycling Centres:
; Conveniently located near to frequently visited establishments such as cash and carry trade warehouses
- this allows you to recycle while you shop.
; Entry to TRC facilities is controlled, to ensure the Centres are used only by our members.
; Joining is simple, quick and efficient, visit the Join TRC section for details on how to join. With a choice
of 4 payment plans - business waste recycling just got a whole lot cheaper.
; TRC sites are recycling centres that means we won't charge you landfill tax... ever.
; TRC offers fixed price membership of ?7.95 per week, no hassles and no hidden charges. What you see
is what you pay.
; TRC membership allows unlimited visits to our facilities, unlimited volumes of recyclables, and we are
open 7 days a week, 362 days per year.
; Unlike many waste management companies, we do not charge for Waste Transfer Notes or Duty of Care
Administration - TRC does everything for you and for free.
Envirolink Northwest is the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) funded
organisation whose aim is to develop the North West of England‟s environmental technology
and services sector by making it a competitive force to provide sustainable solutions to
environmental problems. Its aims and objectives are to: raise the profile of the North West‟s
environmental technologies and services sector in local, national and global markets; help the
North West‟s environmental suppliers to find and win new business; stimulate the formation of
partnerships and consortia to address market opportunities; provide a forum for the exchange of
knowledge and experience; improve the competitiveness of the sector; and assist in links with
the NWDA and other regional/national bodies.
The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) works to deliver economic success in
England‟s North West by building the competitiveness of businesses, people and places.
Leading the region towards a low carbon economy by ensuring the Northwest reduces its
environmental impact, adapts to climate change and capitalises on key business opportunities.
For further information visit www.nwda.co.uk
The European Regional Development fund in the North West
Between 2007 and 2013 the North West of England will receive a total of ?521million
(dependent on exchange rate) from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Managed by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), this funding will enhance
the competitiveness of the region‟s economy by supporting growth in employment and
Key targets for the Northwest Operational Programme (NWOP) include:
; Creating 26,700 net additional jobs by 2015
; Generating ?1.17bn additional annual GVA by 2015
; Supporting a 25% reduction in additional C02 emissions generated by the ERDF
For further information please visit www.erdfnw.co.uk