Buckinghamshire business with a strong commitment to recycling

PUBLISHED: 12:31 27 January 2015 | UPDATED: 12:31 27 January 2015

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Hazlemere Group are home improvement specialists with three decades of expertise in windows, doors, conservatories and orangeries as well as bespoke home improvement solutions.

Over the last eight years, the Hazlemere Group have looked into and implemented many ways of recycling, reducing waste and reusing materials, and now boasts a whole fleet of various skips for undertaking these tasks, working in partnership with Grundons Waste Management.

Timber removed from site is used in a number of different ways including energy efficient heating systems, and wood chippings for plants. Paper, cardboard and plastic packaging is also recycled.

Aluminium offcuts are melted down and re-used, and all first generation plastic windows can be recycled for other UPVC products.

Spray tins, plastic cleaning bottles or any item with a COSHH assessment is processed appropriately and safely by Grundons Waste Management.

Hardcore waste is crushed and reused for construction and other building projects. Crittal and metal frames are recycled via ASM Metal Recycling, and glass is managed by Berryman Glass Recycling.

Hazlemere is a registered company for non-notifiable asbestos removal. This goes into a secure, enclosed skip for correct processing.

By reducing the level of waste materials going to ever declining landfill and rubbish sites, the company is also able to reduce the cost of its landfill taxes.

As a result of the above improvements and investment, they have an ISO14001 environmental accreditation for waste management. Looking forward, Hazlemere Windows will continue to look at new procedures for streamlining the company’s recycling, becoming more environmentally friendly and making it their way of life.

Throughout 2015 as part of the companies 30th celebrations, Hazlemere will be campaigning and raising money for Barnardo’s. Staff are coming up with some really exciting fundraising ideas. See www.hazlemere.co.uk

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