Reconomy has been appointed by student accommodation provider, Cloud Student Homes, to manage its waste and recycling services across eight UK locations.
The outsourced resource management and recycling services provider, has introduced additional recycling bins to reduce the amount of general waste going to landfill and recover more of these valuable resources. Continued monitoring and development of recycling performance means that once the new services are underway recycling rates are expected to increase from 35 per cent to somewhere in the region of 60 per cent.
As part of Reconomy’s mobilisation, clearer signage and an engagement programme will be rolled out to students across all sites supporting behavioural change at source.
Steve Hatton, Head of Account Management at Reconomy, said: “It is fantastic to be supporting Cloud Student Homes with their waste management. When a process is carried out in-house it is often difficult to be aware of the latest ways of working so by outsourcing the service to a dedicated resource management provider, we can provide that ongoing monitoring of performance. I am delighted that our solution will realise immediate financial savings through efficiency gains while also further improving environmental performance and meeting sustainability goals.”
Luzmari Gonzalez from Cloud Student Homes said: “It is refreshing to know that our waste is now being managed by Reconomy who have a great deal of knowledge and experience. The support gained through outsourcing really give us the reassurance we are getting good rates, good service whilst also saving on admin costs that would come from us doing it ourselves. Beyond the financial savings it is also exciting to be looking at ways to improve our environmental performance and getting our students involved too”.