Zero waste for Bedford College

MITIE has secured a three year contract at Bedford College to provide sustainable waste management and recycling services.

The waste and recycling service started on 1 September 2012 and covers the management of general waste, recycling, clinical wastes and the provision of a new food waste recycling service. The objective is to stop any waste going to landfill within three months.

MITIE will also be working in partnership with the college to promote a number of new recycling initiatives as well as engaging with the students, staff and visitors.

Michael Taylor, Managing Director of MITIE’s Waste and Environmental business said: “I’m delighted Bedford College chose MITIE as their partner in sustainable waste management. We look forward to working with the College and supporting them on their journey to zero waste. MITIE is at the forefront of reducing clients’ environmental impact while saving them money by turning their waste into resource.”

Bedford College welcomes 16,000 students in eight different locations and is committed to reducing its impact on the environment through the green Bedford College initiative.

Diane Gamble, Director of Estates & Facilities at Bedford College said: “Bedford College has led the way in every aspect of sustainability for nearly a decade through its curriculum, student learning, corporate practices and sharing of that expertise with other educational providers and business organisations, both nationally and locally.

“A carbon management plan has recently been adopted by Bedford College; the target set is to reduce our carbon emissions by 35% by 2017 and this contract will assist in achieving that goal.”

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