Waste management site achieves zero to landfill status

09 November 2022 by CSG

A leading north-west waste management company has demonstrated its environmental credentials by becoming a zero waste to landfill site.

CSG Recovery has achieved the landmark milestone at its Blackburn site, on Stanley Street, just three years after acquiring the facility.

Part of the CSG Group, CSG Recovery specialises in the processing and recovery of complex or hazardous waste – including aerosols, oily rag by-products from industrial customers and clinical and photographic waste – from businesses operating in a range of sectors including healthcare.

Greg Smith, Technical and Operations Manager for CSG Recovery, said: “We are extremely proud to have become a zero waste to landfill site.

“This is the ultimate aim for any waste management service and to achieve it, despite handling a wide range of hazardous and non-hazardous materials, is testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire team.

“We are committed to following the waste hierarchy of ‘reduce, reuse, recycle, recover’.

“Our innovation team is constantly developing new ways to support the wider recycling and reprocessing within our specialist chemical and physical processing operations, and their insight has been instrumental in us achieving zero waste to landfill which has huge environmental benefits.”

CSG Recovery, which also operates facilities in Prescot and Cadishead, is renowned for its work in silver recovery projects, collecting photographic solutions to extract the silver content through a chemical process – also used for X-rays and dental images – with the silver bars then being recycled back into the market.

In addition, the company also collects waste containing precious metals as part of a Trans-Frontier Shipment operation, with the materials transported to Europe for recovery via extracting.

Greg added: “The scale of our facilities enables us to accept waste which would be difficult for other companies to handle and that makes us a trusted partner for many companies who know we can be relied upon to collect, transport and process hazardous waste safely.”