Onyx gains two industrial waste and recycling contracts

Onyx has won two waste management contracts in the industrial sector which both call for substantial levels of recycling. A two year on-site contract has been awarded by pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca for management of dry waste at its Macclesfield site. And, a three year contract sees Onyx working for Sheffield-based Tinsley Wire.

The Macclesfield contract includes an on site team consisting of a manager and three operatives for the operation of AstraZeneca's materials recycling facility. The team will be responsible for introducing new recycling and waste minimisation initiatives throughout the sites to divert waste away from landfill.
Roger Simpson, site environmental manager for AstraZeneca, said: “One of the objectives of the contract is to give AstraZeneca access to the expertise to enhance recycling methods and progress continuous development initiatives.”

For Tinsley Wire, to maximise recycling opportunities and to reduce the amount of waste to landfill, Onyx has introduced a range of skips, rollonoff and FEL containers for the segregation of timber, scrap metal, cardboard, PVC material and general waste.

Wet waste management includes bulk acid collection and disposal of various drummed wastes including flux and lubricants.

Onyx also provides an on-site waste manager two days per week to manage the drum compound and to introduce other waste minimisation and recycling initiatives.

Tinsley Wire has also signed up to Onyx’s packaging compliance scheme, Onyxpak.

Julie Taylor, Onyx technical sales representative says, “Onyx is able to provide for all Tinsley Wire’s requirements in-house and on one single consolidated invoice. This, along with our recycling initiatives and our partnership approach, gave us the edge over our competitors”.

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