Green Spaces

Posted on: 22 May 2019

McGrath help London landscaper demonstrate environmental credentials

McGrath’s integrated waste management service helps London’s Elite Landscapes meet 98% recycling rate for waste collection from over 20 sites across the capital.

Elite Landscapes are a hard and soft landscape contractor with their core business as commercial landscape construction and maintenance mainly within the South East of England and including new build developments and Royal Parks. Their clients include developers Berkeley Group, Ballymore and Wates with projects ranging in value from £100K to £5 million.

Waste collection in LondonWe are currently collecting mixed construction waste from all of Elite’s sites in Central and West London with our skip hire, roro and wait and load skips services. Materials collected include green and inert waste; spoil, concrete and hardcore.

Over 690 tonnes of waste was collected from 23 sites of Elite’s in 2018 and processed at our state of the art recycling system of which 98.7% of this was recycled into new materials. Our zero to landfill systems ensure only hazardous waste from landscaping projects are sent to landfill, enabling Elite to demonstrate and implement sustainability standards in their landscaping projects.

Integrated waste processing systems at our materials recycling facility (“MRF”) near to Central London sort the wastes into individual material streams with green waste removed before the remainder is processed with mechanical, magnetic and manual techniques. The inert waste is segregated and crushed/screened to produce high quality recycled aggregate and the green waste shredded.

Zoe Guest from Elite Landscapes comments “McGrath’s responsive skip collection helps us to streamline our project delivery. They are extremely efficient at exchanging skips when required as the amount of waste and type of waste containers to carry the waste varies from job to job. McGrath’s comprehensive reporting systems allow us to provide our clients with essential information relating to compliance and sustainability”