A recycling provider is to introduce a free glass waste collection service for farm businesses in a bid to remove administrative and financial burdens.
Each year, agricultural businesses let tonnes of glass go to waste instead of recycling – but a new service is set to change the landscape of recycling in the area.
Recycling provider, FreeCollections.co.uk, is introducing the free service. It says many farmers have administrative and financial burdens when it comes to recycling.
Spaces on the scheme are limited, and the company anticipates high demand.
Mark Hall, Communications Director of FreeCollections.co.uk, said: “We’ve made is very simple for charities to sign up – to find out if you’re eligible, it’s as simple as filling in a form and a representative will be in touch.
“For those just wanting a free glass collection rather than a full collection service, it’s first-come, first-served – but businesses will be offered a discounted rate until the free service is available.”
The scheme aims to reduce the amount of glass waste, which makes it to landfill, as the country faces ever-increasing waste removal demands.
It also aims to encourage the local community’s in the UK to think more carefully about their environment.
Mr Hall added: “We find that increasing the rate of recycling in an area goes hand-in-hand with fostering a better, more mindful approach to how residents and businesses look at their town centres and communities – which can have a hugely positive knock-on effect.”
Recycling rates in the UK are currently at around 43% for businesses and private residences.