World Environment Day: Perceptions are Changing
05 June 2018 by Antony Gerken
When I was younger, “Environmentalists” were seen as wacky modern-day “tree hugging hippies”, all “as high-as-a-kite” with names like “Swampy” or “Ocean” who protested against...
Stay Connected – We Challenge You!
10 May 2018 by Daryl Tunningley
If you’re in business, you’ll probably be aware of the impending changes to data privacy law (known as GDPR), about to take effect. You may also have noticed lots of companies have recently...
The Train to Greater Competence is Now Arriving
03 May 2018 by Daryl Tunningley
CSG have been working in field of waste removal for over 80 years but even that proud figure is dwarfed when you compare it to the hundreds of years of combined personal experience of all the people...
A Healthy Shared Obsession
24 April 2018 by Daryl Tunningley
Between 3rd and 6th April, we held our first ever Health & Safety Week, across the 27 sites that make up the CSG group. Designed to promote awareness of the issues of health and safety at work,...
A New Window on the World of CSG
27 March 2018 by Daryl Tunningley
As you may have seen previously on an earlier blogpost, we’ve been awaiting the arrival of the brand new CSG website and we’re finally pleased to say: here it is!
As you’d expect, the...
Making Sustainability Count
22 March 2018 by Daryl Tunningley
“Knowledge is power”. “Data is value”. “If you can’t monitor it, don’t do it”. We’re probably all familiar with these rather trite sayings because aspiring managers everywhere love...
It’s All About The People
15 March 2018 by Daryl Tunningley
In earlier blogposts, we’ve examined how CSG’s Heritage, Innovation and Customer Service make up three of the ‘pillars’ identified as upholding our brand values. In this, the final part of...
01 March 2018 by Daryl Tunningley
It’s 6am and another day begins for Ben Tully at our Botley depot. Ben is 21 and has just completed his apprenticeship and is ready to make the next move to become a tanker driver. Until he’s...
A Trust Destined For Life
22 February 2018 by Daryl Tunningley
1976 was an awfully long time ago. Looking back at some of the events of that year – the first commercial flight by Concorde, The UK winning the Eurovision Song Contest and inflation hitting 16.5%...
Who Will Watch the Watchers? The Case for Internal Audit
29 January 2018 by Daryl Tunningley
“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” wrote the Roman satirist Juvenal around the turn of the 2nd century, raising questions of the capability of those in authority to discharge their duties
From One Revolution to the Next: A History of CSG Cadishead
17 January 2018 by Daryl Tunningley
Our recent blog post about CSG’s heritage showed the importance of history to this company. Developing the idea, we thought it might be interesting to take a closer look at one of our sites, our...
Happy Christmas (2017, where did it go?)
18 December 2017 by CSG
And so, as 2017 draws to a close, the time comes, once again, to wish you a Merry Christmas, to reflect on the year just gone and to look ahead to what may lie instore in the New Year.
Christmas Jumpers ‘Pull-over’ £160 for Charities
18 December 2017 by CSG
We like a good fancy-dress-related fundraising effort at CSG and this Christmas is no different. In fact, we’re so keen to don the festive knitwear, we’re helping two Christmas charities,...
The Importance of Being Recognised
12 December 2017 by csg_admin
It’s been an enjoyable month of compliments and affirmation, here at CSG – and an important reminder of the importance of recognition.
What started with a speculative conversation in early...
Making Your Waste Work
11 December 2017 by Daryl Tunningley
You may have read about the way we’ve defined the four main aspects of CSG, our brand pillars – and perhaps read more about two of them, Customer Service and Heritage. In this, the third of the...
Thinking Outside the Tank
07 November 2017 by CSG
Kevin Mooney is not a man given to taking ‘no’ for an answer. As CSG’s Health & Safety Manager, it’s a necessary virtue to have – it’s an area where tenacity can be repaid by life and...
Our Past, Your Future
11 October 2017 by CSG
By now, you may be familiar with CSG’s recent efforts to identify the most important elements that make us what we are – which we’ve called our brand pillars. Last week, we examined our...
Treatment and Recovery
26 September 2017 by CSG
If you’ve spent any time involved with the Waste industry, it’s a fairly safe bet that you’ll be familiar with the Waste Hierarchy. As long ago (or as relatively recently, depending upon your...
Working Together For You
14 September 2017 by CSG
You may have read of our recent efforts to define the strongest parts of what makes CSG what it is. After much discussion, we arrived at four distinct elements, what we like to call our ‘brand...
A ‘Brand’ New Outlook
22 August 2017 by CSG
Over the last year, we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about CSG, what it means, what it stands for and what it is that sets us apart from our competitors.
Technically, you could call it a...
Coming Soon… A Site to Behold
15 August 2017 by CSG
At the recent launch of the new edition of the CSG book, ‘The Hart of Waste’, much was made of the fact that there’s a new CSG website in production – including a snazzy new corporate...
The Beat of a Different Drum
10 August 2017 by CSG
For decades, CSG subsidiary Willacy Oil Services has been one of the leading providers of specialist oil storage cleaning services in the UK. From their Flintshire headquarters, close to the huge...
The Total Answer To Waste Management Burden
03 August 2017 by CSG
The man who said there were only two certainties in life - death and taxes – got it wrong. He forgot waste. It’s an inevitability of pretty well all human activity from domestic to
Cheryl West: Assessing What Matters
20 July 2017 by CSG
This time last year, Cheryl West was, like most working mums, occupied with dividing her attentions between her work, family and friends. With three school-age children and a demanding job as...
The Hart Of Waste
12 July 2017 by CSG
The great and the good of CSG gathered in a Hampshire hotel recently to celebrate another landmark occasion in the company’s long and illustrious history.
The cause for celebration was the...
Putting a Good Spin on Wastewater
03 July 2017 by CSG
Centrifugal force is one of the more entertaining laws of physics. Many of us have swung a bucket of water around our heads (hopefully, without spilling any) in an attempt to impress small...
Action at ‘The Bourne Community’
21 June 2017 by CSG
CSG were recently pleased to present the River Bourne Community Farm in Salisbury, Wiltshire with a funding boost of £20,000.
The contribution was made via the Landfill Communities Fund, an...
Sweetness and Weight
14 June 2017 by CSG
If you’ve ever visited CSG’s Cadishead depot, you will probably have met Phil Jones. Phil is stationed in the weighbridge at the entrance to the site and administers all the visitor passes to...
CSG Worcester: A Source of Innovation
06 June 2017 by CSG
CSG has completed a project to develop one of the most advanced sewage treatment facilities within the private sector. The facility, in Worcestershire, became fully operational in March this...
In A Positive Place
19 May 2017 by CSG
The concept of apprenticeship seems to be a strangely controversial one. We often hear how, in “the good old days”, being an apprentice was admired as the only way to enter a trade and how it...
Click Here For More Understanding
15 May 2017 by CSG
We were pleased to welcome a new member of the team to our Cadishead office, last month. Daryl Tunningley joins us as a Marketing Executive, giving particular focus to our online
Confined Spaces, 25 Places
10 May 2017 by CSG
Earlier this year, 25 of our team underwent training to enable them to work safely and correctly in confined spaces.
Confined Spaces Regulations have been in force since 1997 and are designed...
Going With The Flow
27 April 2017 by CSG
Brett Ashton is a difficult man to pin down. I called his mobile one morning to discuss this article, only to be met with the reply “Sorry, I’ll have to do this another time – I’m in a...
Customer Service? Ask The Experts!
21 April 2017 by CSG
The data is in and we’re pleased to see our customer service targets (for our domestic customers) being met and in some cases, exceeded!
Being a customer-focused organisation, we’re keen...
CSG Fleet Grows Again
19 April 2017 by CSG
CSG acquired two more tankers in March, bringing the total number of new tankers in our fleet to 46 across all our brands. Four more will be added this year to bring the total to 50 and will...
Looking Good For Comic Relief!
31 March 2017 by CSG
The team at our Cadishead site in Manchester were invited to brighten up the office on Red Nose Day 2017 and once again, they didn’t disappoint – the office was certainly brighter!
Exhibiting Our Knowledge
29 March 2017 by CSG
CSG were out and about recently, when we exhibited at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics, one of the biggest events of its kind in the UK. We were one of around 800 exhibitors promoting...
To Boldly Clean Where No Man Has Cleaned Before
15 March 2017 by CSG
On an unremarkable industrial estate just past Queensferry in North Wales, less than a mile from the English border, lies an operation that can claim to be at the very frontier of industrial...
45 Years on: CSG to the Rescue!
02 March 2017 by CSG
1972 was a hugely significant year for the waste industry. It was a year when operators were forced to act far more responsibly in their disposal of hazardous waste. It took an incident that...
Is Your Septic Tank 2020-Ready?
28 February 2017 by CSG
If you have a property with a septic tank, there are some upcoming changes to the law that may affect you – and time is running out for you to comply with them.
By 1st January 2020, septic tanks...
A Greater Focus on Health & Safety
23 February 2017 by CSG
CSG recently welcomed Kevin Mooney to our ranks, in the role of Health & Safety Manager. It’s an appointment that highlights the paramount importance of the health and safety of our staff,...
17 February 2017 by CSG
‘It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good’, as the old saying goes but in the world of recycling, such a sentiment is little short of a mindset. Any form of consumption or manufacture...
Kind Hearts this Valentine’s Day
15 February 2017 by CSG
Whatever happened to Valentine’s Day? Do you remember the special thrill of an unknown admirer professing their anonymous, unrequited affection? Remember how such a simple gesture meant so much...
How a Septic Tank Really Works
09 February 2017 by CSG
You may not have given much thought to the way your septic tank works – which is fine as long as it is working – but knowing just a little can help you ensure that it remains in good order...
The Erimus Star: Where Oil and Water Mix
18 January 2017 by CSG
One of CSG’s more unusual oil disposal services can be found in Middlesbrough, on the river Tees, performing a valuable task at any time of day or night.
The Erimus Star started life as a...
CSG turns 83!
13 January 2017 by CSG
On 12th January, we celebrated our 83rd birthday – the anniversary of the date when our founder Edgar ‘Bunny’ Hart started trading as the Hampshire Cleansing Service.
As a company, that...
The Annual CSG Tea Party
09 January 2017 by CSG
Earlier in 2016, the annual CSG tea party for retired employees took place, our chance to recognise many of the people who have served the company so well over many years.
The tea party is one...
Merry Christmas from all at CSG
22 December 2016 by CSG
As the year begins to come to a close, it’s time to offer all our customers and friends the compliments of the season.
As you can appreciate, we’ll be operating slightly differently over...
All in Another Good Cause
16 December 2016 by CSG
Fresh from their recent Children in Need contributions, CSG’s Sales team went one further, today by supporting Save The Children’s ‘Christmas Jumper Day’. Together, they raised £160.00...
Welcome to CSG, Louis!
13 December 2016 by CSG
In October, we were pleased to welcome Louis Spencer to our Sales team at CSG Cadishead, Manchester. A recent Biochemistry graduate of Manchester University, Louis brings a level of technical...
Small Waste Oil Burners – Are You Legal?
30 November 2016 by CSG
If you have a Small Waste Oil Burner (SWOB) are you aware of the changes to the law permitting their use?
Since 1st April 2016, DEFRA (The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural...
Autumn “Leaves” its Problem!
22 November 2016 by CSG
Autumn has certainly arrived and as a result, it’s a good time to think about interceptor cleaning for all businesses required to have one on their forecourt.
After a mild start to season,...
CSG – The Movie
18 November 2016 by CSG
It’s an exciting time for CSG’s Marketing team – not only are we working on a much-anticipated revision to our very own hardback corporate history Waste Matters but we’ve decided to add...
Confessions of a Septic Tank Novice
11 November 2016 by CSG
We’re often called to help when someone has had a problem with their septic tank. Our advice to know a little about your system and follow a few simple steps and you should never have to call...
iTea and Biscuits
08 November 2016 by CSG
As you’ll know if you’re reading this blog, waste matters but at CSG, we also know that so do a few other things, such as being a good neighbour – which has led to yet another example of...
Waste Matters More
02 November 2016 by CSG
In 2002, CSG did something rather amazing and we’re about to do it again! Fourteen years ago, we commissioned Nigel Watson, a respected corporate historian, to write a definitive ‘History of...
CSG Attend High Tide Foundation Ball
17 October 2016 by CSG
In September, CSG were proud to attend the prestigious High Tide Foundation Fundraising Ball in the opulent surroundings of Wynyard Hall near Middlesbrough.
Created to improve learning and...
Sponsorship Boost for Community Meeting Place
23 August 2016 by CSG
One of Irlam’s (Manchester) most popular community meeting places has received a welcome sponsorship boost from long-established local waste management company CSG Lanstar.
The company has...
The Greening of a Landfill Site – How Far We’ve Come…
10 August 2016 by CSG
You may remember in 2013 CSG reported on a former 10-acre landfill site at Wyrley Grove, Pelsall in Staffordshire which was operated by the Fareham based waste solutions specialist until it was...
It’s a Family Affair
18 July 2016 by CSG
CSG Lanstar is part of a long-established independent family-owned waste
management company – but there’s another family playing a big part in the
CSG Sponsors The Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry
04 July 2016 by CSG
The Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry are nationwide events aimed at giving young people hands-on experience within a University laboratory setting, with the intention of encouraging them to...
The Results Are in!
22 March 2016 by CSG
“I'm a Scientist Get Me out of Here” online competition has now come to a close and we can announce Dr Stuart Atkinson has been awarded a well-deserved second place, pip to the post by...
I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!
14 March 2016 by CSG
One of our own CSG experts Dr Stuart Atkinson is currently undertaking a leading role in this year’s ‘I'm a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here’ - an online event that enables students from UK...
Small Waste Oil Burners now Considered Incinerators
17 February 2016 by CSG
The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have recently amended their classification of small waste oil burners. As these units are considered technical units due to their...
EA Changes Hazardous Waste Registration Policy
10 February 2016 by CSG
From the 1st April 2016, there are two changes you need to know about:
1. Premises Registration – There will no longer be a requirement for any premises in England to register with the...
Why We No Longer Pay for Waste Oil Collections
05 February 2016 by CSG
In August 2014 following the oil price slump we were forced to change our pricing structure regarding collections of waste oil and rather than pay our customers for their oil we had to review our...
New Technical Guidance for Waste Classification
13 July 2015 by CSG
The way waste is assessed and classified in the United Kingdom has changed significantly and Environment Agency guidance document WM3 is now in force, replacing WM2. This new document has been...
Does Adding Substances to Your Sewage System Really Work?
18 May 2015 by CSG
You may have heard of these additives that suppliers claim provide an effective alternative to getting your septic tank emptied regularly. But what a lot of you may be wondering is...
Keep Your Sewage System in Tip-top Condition
27 March 2015 by CSG
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE A HEALTHY SEWAGE SYSTEM?
Ultimately, maintaining your sewage system will save you money in the long run. In accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations,...
Got Packaged Waste?
16 March 2015 by CSG
Cleansing Service Group, have invested in a Moffett forklift truck which is attached to one of our vehicles as seen in the image above. The Moffett will be used to assist customers who...
How Much Sewage Does CSG Shift?
04 March 2015 by CSG
When founded by Edgar ‘Bunny’ Hart in 1934, the company’s core business was sewage removal. Over the last 80 years, Cleansing Service Group has perfected that art and now provides...
CSG Gets Thumbs-Up From Off-Mains Customers
13 January 2015 by CSG
Tens of thousands of UK households, mainly in rural areas, live without the benefit of mains drainage, relying instead on septic tanks and cesspits.
But these are not ‘fit and forget’...
New Plans to Deregulate Domestic Sewage Systems
21 October 2014 by CSG
Over the last few months the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have been consulting on making changes to the regulations on domestic sewage systems in England. DEFRA has set...
TWM EXPERTISE ON SHOW AT NORTHERN MANUFACTURING
25 September 2014 by CSG
Total Waste Management (TWM) provider Cleansing Service Group (CSG) is a leading developer of new technologies and processes aimed at recovering and recycling the hazardous wastes it
The £5 Tanker That Launched a Multi-Million Pound Business
23 May 2014 by CSG
It might look like a quaint period piece now, but this ancient Dennis tanker was the vehicle that launched a multi-million pound waste management business still going strong today and...
Top Tips for Growing Your Sunflowers!
29 April 2014 by CSG
With spring now upon us, we thought you may appreciate some top tips on how to best plant your sunflower seeds to ensure they grow to their maximum potential!
1) Timing is everything
Hazardous Waste Regulation Changes
25 February 2014 by CSG
Cleansing Service Group would like to draw your attention to some key changes within the Environment Agency's Technical Guidance document, which are scheduled to come into effect on 1st April...
Are Harmful Pollutants Hiding in Your Waste Oils?
17 September 2013 by CSG
Waste oil comes in different forms and its chemical composition can vary significantly based on how the material was used during its operational life. Oils flexibility can however have drawbacks as...
BEElieving in Going The Extra Mile!
15 July 2013 by CSG
As a well-established and respected organisation within the waste management industry, Cleansing Service Group and its staff are often faced with a variety of challenging and testing
Join us at the Devon County Show
07 May 2013 by CSG
We'll be on Stand 406 at the Devon County Show (Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, 16 – 18 May 2013), showcasing our range of services and skills that covers almost every aspect of domestic sewage system...