Sustainable & Recycling-Led Waste Management

Waste Management Solutions for all Businesses Needs

ISM Waste & Recycling is Greater Manchester and Lancashire's leading waste management company, with services available throughout the North West for Bury, Bolton, Oldham, Blackburn, Manchester, Preston and more. We provide green and cost-effective waste management and recycling solutions, helping businesses across all industries manage waste better.

  • Bespoke waste management services
  • Zero-landfill & high recycling rates
  • Professional & reliable collections
  • Competitive pricing
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Professional Waste Management

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Waste management and recycling don't need to be a challenge for your business; here at ISM, we make sure it isn't. Our professional waste management solutions ensure that your business runs smoothly so you can concentrate on what's important to your company.

All businesses in the UK must comply with increasingly strict waste regulations, but you won't need to worry about waste disposal laws; we take care of all of that too.

Whether you're an exciting new start-up or an established business, we've got a commercial waste solution to suit your needs.

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Green and Cost-Effective Waste Management

Diverting waste from landfill sites favouring more sustainable alternatives such as recycling and waste-to-energy has never been more critical for businesses. Not only is recycling important for the environment and conserving natural resources, but it is excellent for reducing business waste disposal costs. Diverting waste from landfill sites means your business avoids paying landfill tax, resulting in affordable, cost-effective waste management.

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Environmentally Friendly

We Recycle Over 90% of All the Waste That We Collect

All businesses need solutions to comply with waste legislation, overcome the financial impact of their waste, and improve green credentials. We can identify ways to become more efficient and increase recycling rates. We take care of improving your green credentials so that you can concentrate on your core business operations.

At ISM Waste & Recycling, we offer a complete waste management solution for commercial waste disposal, to deal with varied and complex waste streams. We manage all waste types, including general waste, office waste, retail, hospitality waste, mixed recycling, scrap metal, cardboard and packaging, and hazardous and confidential waste.

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Recycling for the Future

Working Towards a Green and Sustainable Tomorrow

We are passionate about making real changes to the environment before it's too late. With our recycling-led business waste management solutions, your company can play an important role in protecting the environment for future generations.

At ISM Waste & Recycling, we have always been concerned about the environment and making sure we can make positive changes. Since the 1970s, we have focused on recycling and the significant advantages it provides for our customers.

Our leading recycling facilities and exceptional recycling rates are what sets us apart. We recycle in excess of 90% of the waste we collect with a zero-landfill goal attainable for the businesses that choose us.

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How Our Commercial Waste Disposal Services Work

Scheduled Waste Collections

After the initial waste audit to assess your waste streams and identify ways to improve recycling rates, we deliver the perfect range of waste bins to your site.

Bin collection schedules are then set up according to your business needs, and you will have pre-arranged waste collection days for a hassle-free solid waste management solution.

Certain types of waste aren't suitable for standard waste collections, and they need specialist treatment; see our hazardous waste services for more information.

Collection at the customer's site

Local Recycling Centre

Rubbish and recyclables collected from customers sites by our low emission Euro 6 Volvo trucks are then delivered to our local recycling centre to be processed in our material recycling facility.

The waste gets tipped at our state-of-the-art facility, where we recycle over 90% of the materials that we collect from you.

Because of our high recycling rates, we help you reduce waste disposal costs by preventing disposal at landfill sites. Aiming towards zero landfill means we can lower costs significantly.

Waste sent to ISM's recycling facility

Mechanical Trommel Screen

To maximise our recycling rates, the materials delivered to our waste transfer station are then sent through our recycling facilities. The materials pass through a fully integrated mechanical trommel screen.

The trommel, also known as a rotary screen, is a machine used to separate materials of different sizes and types. By removing the small parts in the rubbish, a large proportion of the weight is removed, and the waste becomes much easier to handle to ensure we consistently achieve high recycling rates.

Waste separated in the trommel

Waste Picking Line

The next step of segregation is the picking line. The picking line is where the remaining materials are too big to be separated by the trommel.

The larger materials are divided into their respective categories and placed into bays for further processing during this stage. The materials are split up into bottles, aluminium cans, cardboard, paper and plastics, while the ferrous metals are collected magnetically.

Further separation on the picking line

Transported for Recycling

Once the different types of waste and recyclables are baled, they are loaded onto HGVs for final processing at another site where the materials (e.g. plastics, wood, cardboard, paper, metals) are turned back into usable materials for future use.

We don't just do rubbish removal; we recycle for a better tomorrow. Businesses must recycle now, and the benefits are huge both financially and environmentally.

Recyclables are transported for processing

The Recycling Process

In general, the recyclables are sent to a recycling plant and separated into types and grades for the final stage of the recycling process.

Recycling in the UK produces many high-quality products. All of the newsprint manufactured here in the UK is now made from 100% recycled paper. Over 80% of the glass collected for recycling is used in the UK; the majority of it makes new glass bottles and jars. There is a continually increasing range of quality products that are made in the UK from our recycling.

Recycling in the UK and overseas

Waste to Energy (WtE)

While reducing waste, reusing material, and recycling are the preferred and more sustainable options. Unfortunately, not all waste can be recycled. Waste-to-energy, also known as bioenergy, is another opportunity to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill sites.

Refuse derived fuel and solid recovered fuel involves generating energy in the form of electricity or heat from waste. It is mostly made up of municipal waste consisting of suitable components such as biodegradable waste and plastic.

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Waste Management Services

Why Choose ISM Waste & Recycling?

Our professionalism and dedication to providing the most reliable waste management services are second to none. Our waste and recycling services are available to all businesses and industries throughout Greater Manchester and Lancashire. We cover Bury, Bolton, Oldham, Blackburn, Preston, Manchester (incl. City Center), Trafford, Ramsbottom, Burnley, Rochdale and many more areas in the North West.

Recycling Vs. Landfill

Prioritising recycling makes for a much more sustainable waste disposal solution for your business, both environmentally and financially. Our focus is to help companies across the northwest region embrace more sustainable waste management options in the waste hierarchy. Landfill tax continues to rise in the UK; is increasing to £103.70 per tonne as of April 2024. We can help your business reduce waste disposal costs and help improve its green credentials by diverting waste away from landfill.

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Dedicated Business Account Management

We take great pride in providing hassle-free and straightforward services. All of our commercial waste and contract customers benefit from having a dedicated account manager for all queries, assistance and advice on specialist waste, including confidential and hazardous waste management. We're always here to help, and we aim to make waste management as easy as possible for all customers to ensure your business operations run smoothly.

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