Over 10,000 new Leafield bins at Cardiff University

Leafield Environmental, a respected manufacturer, supplier and designer of plastic recycling bins are proud to possess installed over 10,000 recycling bins at Cardiff University in March 2021 targeted at increasing university recycling rates based on the Welsh Government recycling targets of 70% by 2025.

Leafield Environmental were awarded the recycling project by Cardiff University and began to manufacture over 10,000 recycling bins in January 2021 in the beginning of the third national Covid-19 lockdown and installed the units by mid-March 2021.

Leafield’s Envirobin Midi recycling bins were installed alongside their AquaPod unit for liquids in academic and administration buildings. Each Envirobin Midi 82-litre unit formed section of a recycling station featuring clear signage and WRAP compliant colour coded labels and lids. Leafield’s EnviroStack stacking bins were installed in halls of residence kitchens achieving a lower life expectancy footprint and flexibility to recycle either 32 or 52 litres of segregated waste, in keeping with the bins installed in academic and administration buildings. The brand new Envirobank 310-litre unit may be the latest recent addition to the Envirobank collection and was created for Cardiff University because of their external environments. The 310-litre unit includes a dual aperture to get segregated waste streams in its two 155-litre wheeled bins. All of the new recycling bins installed at Cardiff University are clearly labelled with WRAP compliant coloured coded bi-lingual labels in order to avoid contamination. The units are durable to withstand all climate and everyday use extremely. The typical unit colour black is manufactured out of 100% recycled material (at the mercy of availability).

David Manfield, Head of Support Services at Cardiff University said: “We have been really proud to possess implemented this type of large-scale recycling project at the university, at the same time of added complications connected with national lockdown especially. What we’ve achieved through effective partnership working has been phenomenal. Leafield have already been fantastic to utilize to launch a variety of bins that were ideal for our academic and administration buildings, halls of residence and external environments. With funding via the Welsh Government’s ‘Circular Economy’ grant scheme, it had been important for us to attain consistency across all settings to aid us in achieving our waste and recycling KPI’s (aligned with Welsh Government targets) of 70% recycling by 2025 and reducing waste sent for ERF/RDF to only 30%.”

Vince Wright, Sales Manager at Leafield Environmental said: “Dealing with Cardiff University has been incredible; we were able to manufacture in-house over 10,000 bins and installed them within 8 weeks through the third national lockdown. Our recycling bins have given Cardiff University a robust solution that’s consistent over the university.”

David Manfield, Head of Support Services concluded: “Regardless of the pandemic challenges, we got stakeholders over the university involved with this recycling project which includes really contributed to the implementation. Feedback is incredibly positive and initial indications suggest the upsurge in recycling rate we were longing for in every setting. Our staff and students are keen to recycle and support us is achieving our challenging Environmental Sustainability ambitions.”

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For more information visit www.leafieldrecycle.com , email recycle@leafieldenv.com or call 01225 816541.

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