The importance of using a zero waste landfill – Ellgia

00:00 april 4, 2022

Have you ever thought about the destination of your waste and its impact on the environment?

Although many people are making the effort to recycle more of their waste, unfortunately most of it still ends up in landfills, which is bad news for the planet.

Ellgia, an award-winning, family-owned waste management and recycling company, offers a greener alternative with its zero waste to landfill service operating across Cambridgeshire and the East of England.

We talk to David Chamberlain, Ellgia’s Director of Sales and Business Development, about the benefits of their sustainable waste disposal solution.

Q: How does a zero waste to landfill process work?

A: We pride ourselves on being a 100% zero waste to landfill facility, which means we get the most value out of the waste that is brought to site. We recycle and reuse as many materials as possible, and the rest is used to create energy from waste fuel streams. The electricity we produce is then fed back into the national grid, so it’s a completely sustainable model.

Q: What are the main benefits of using your waste management service?

Ellgia is working with Cambridgeshire businesses to help them boost their green credentials and sort their waste more efficiently
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A: Whether you are a homeowner or a business, using our service will save you from sending your waste to a landfill and reduce your impact on the environment. Many dumpster suppliers don’t dispose of waste ethically – you’ve probably seen or heard of waste being dumped in fields or fly tipping on roadsides. Ellgia only uses fully compliant ethical practices and we are also a founding member of the Cambridge Cleantech Group, which means we work to make Cambridgeshire a more sustainable and greener region.

Q: Why do you think it’s important to do our part to protect the planet?

A: Today, people and businesses are much more concerned about the effect they have on the environment. I don’t think anyone likes to see a landfill – they not only look unsightly, but they’re also a major source of pollution and buried waste can take many years to decompose. There are still hundreds of landfills across the UK and although most people recycle now, there is still so much more we could do.

Another benefit of using a zero waste approach to landfill is that you are less reliant on fossil fuels, as much of the waste we collect is incinerated and turned into renewable energy.

Q: Who can benefit from your waste management services?

Ellgia dust cart for waste management in Cambridgeshire

For businesses, Ellgia provides a fully managed service of all waste streams via dust carts (pictured), skips and roll-on, roll-off containers
– Credit: Elgia

A: To the general public, we can offer dumpsters of all sizes which avoid landfill – these are often used for clearing the house, garage and garden. For businesses and trades, we provide a fully managed service of all waste streams via mobile compaction (dust carts) and large and small skips and roll-on, roll-off containers. Our packages are completely bespoke to ensure we meet your needs and goals.

We have partnered with a number of local businesses in Cambridgeshire, including hospitals, airports and fresh produce suppliers, to help them boost their green credentials and sort their waste more efficiently to cut costs and save money. increase efficiency.

Q: What waste can be disposed of?

A: We can collect general waste, mixed recycling, inks, food, glass, plastics, as well as hazardous materials such as gas cylinders, fridge-freezers, electrical equipment, batteries, etc. oil and paint. Our dumpster size guide will tell you the capacity of each container to help you choose the right size, and some material types may include an additional charge.

Q: How else do you help your customers become more eco-efficient?

A: We offer recycling advice, waste audits and carbon reports to our commercial and professional customers, where they can log into an online portal and manage their waste streams with full visibility into their environmental performance. . Reports can also determine emissions savings and identify areas for improvement.

To find out more about Ellgia or to inquire about a free waste audit, visit or contact the team on 01223 322799 or [email protected]

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