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Waste Management – Solutions for every size event

The team at Flame UK has been in the event waste management industry for over 15 years, providing assistance with event planning, logistics and waste management for every size event. Here’s how we do it:

Litter picking/clean up services

Our litter pickers are dedicated, hard workers who are all employed by the company. Whether it be in a field or a stadium, we provide our litter pickers with the correct tools and equipment to ensure the job is done properly, no matter the weather conditions.

Did you know some sites will impose fines if you leave the event untidy or with litter? By using Flame UK’s litter pickers, we’ll ensure your site is left just as it was before your event.

Waste disposal and storage

We can offer a wide variety of wheelie binsskips and roll on off containers which are available for rental or to purchase. With years of experience in the waste management industry, we put our skills to excellent use, helping you to budget, plan and understand the options available for your event.

Bins on truck for event

Outdoor temporary lighting and power

Flame UK offers a broad range of temporary and portable lighting solutions. Suitable for any works environment or event, whether indoor or outdoor, we have a selection of lights and power solutions for hire that’ll suit your needs.

Temporary fencing and barrier hire

Events often use temporary fencing for hire as a short term and cost-effective perimeter for their venue, we have a range of barrier solutions to ensure your event is secure.

Water storage

We offer a range of services including water tankers, pallets of bottled water and deployment of bowsers and static tanks to any location, ensuring that your event flows as smoothly as possible.

Portable toilets and washrooms

Our portable toilets and washrooms are fully maintained and serviced by us; we’ll empty and service all units on a schedule to fit the requirements of your event.

Our bespoke solutions mean that we can provide a service tailored to your event. We will provide a solution that meets your environmental and operational objectives within a single communication stream, combining the strengths of several individual suppliers under one umbrella.

   

Inside Care Home Waste

If you follow us on social media, you may already be aware of who Dove Cottage Day Hospice is. If you don’t, then Dove Cottage Day Hospice offers high-quality palliative daycare to those with life-limiting illnesses. Flame UK has been supporting Dove Cottage by encouraging businesses and schools to collect plastic bottle tops which they send to be recycled and in return, get money.

We asked Jenny Hendry at Dove Cottage what kind of waste they produce inside their hospice, here is what she had to say:

“We have all sorts of waste to deal with at the hospice, some of which will be familiar to the regular homeowner, but also other types that present different challenges.

The bulk of our waste is the regular kind, which we split into general waste and recycling. There are separate bins in different rooms around the hospice, with signs on those in the common areas explaining what can and cannot be recycled. These bins then get emptied regularly and put into large outdoor receptacles.

The facilities that we have for our regular waste are generally okay, although we can struggle for space when we’ve hosted an event, and the bins are too full. This then has a knock-on effect as we must find somewhere to store any overflow until we have a collection. As with any organisation, you don’t want too much waste hanging around! The other thing we need to stay on top of, as an environmentally responsible organisation, is ensuring we’re recycling everything we can.

With a lot of volunteers on our books, some 250, this can sometimes mean the waste needs to be checked and sorted to ensure that everything is in the right bins, especially when things change or it’s not immediately obvious what can and cannot be recycled.

Our other type of waste, which is more specific to a care environment, is contaminated waste. This is put in yellow and black striped bags, known as ‘tiger bags’. All such waste must be disposed of correctly, which is why we need to have a clear bagging system and a storeroom for the bagged, contaminated waste. Only certain people from our nursing or cleaning team handle the contaminated waste so we can make sure everything is done correctly; we also need to ensure everyone who’s in contact with the contaminated waste wears the correct protective clothing. The hospice is a relatively big space, and we need to manage the waste efficiently and safely in and around the building. The contaminated waste then gets placed in our normal outside black bins, with the onus being on the binmen to ensure it’s correctly separated from other types.

As a hospice and a care environment, our challenge is to make sure we are always handling waste in both a safe and environmentally responsible manner.”

Our support structure and account management is very communication focused. We can provide larger waste bins, or skips on a temporary basis, increase waste bin collections frequencies, or event-specific waste services. Identifying opportunities to recycle is extremely important, and all of our customers, where possible in the country will receive zero waste to landfill options.  Some waste material must go to landfill, but limiting this is essential to the environment.  Energy from waste is our preferred method of treating non-recyclable materials. A customer that generates large volumes of waste can benefit from waste compaction, or baling of card and polythene.  This has two main benefits; reduced cost from haulage and transportation, and reduced CO2 to the atmosphere, making your site more efficient.

Flame UK can offer any advice and services to the care industry, contact us on 0115 896 5460 to discuss your waste.

 

 

The Most Wonderful time of the year or The Most Wasteful time of the year?

As the Christmas period is full of tradition and celebrations, it’s no surprise that it leads to a monumental amount of waste that is produced every year.

As an example, the average UK adult spends around £300.00 on Christmas gifts. The average child receives roughly 16 gifts in total. Considering the number of countries celebrating the festive period, that is a lot of bubble wrap, ribbons, wrapping paper, name tags and gift bags to dispose of. To add to this, over one billion Christmas cards are sold in the UK each year alone.

Christmas Gifts

Christmas gifts

In the UK alone we create 30% more waste than usual during the festive period. Including two million turkeys and six million Christmas trees. These figures are truly shocking. Something has to be done by both businesses and consumers to reduce our impact on the planet.

Christmas Trees

Christmas Trees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With extra waste being produced by pubs, restaurants, retailers, distribution/logistics, supermarkets, manufacturers and many more during the Christmas season, now is the perfect time to start making a difference in preparation for the big day.

Give us a call to discuss how Flame UK can help you manage your Christmas waste. 

 

 

De Montfort Hall

Our litter pickers have recently worked at De Montfort Hall in Leicester.

Spread over two weekends, Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th August and Friday 23rd – Monday 26th August, our team of dedicated individuals worked a total of 52.5 hours. They ensured the area was tidy and safe for the guests who attended the Gigs In The Gardens event. Both before, during and after each day.

 

 

 

 

 

The event had something for everyone, from Kaiser Chiefs, to Groove Armada, to Years & Years, the Bardi Symphony Orchestra and many more. Some of our team members even managed to get a few selfies with the acts while there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It doesn’t matter what kind of event or function you are hosting, we have got your litter pickers sorted. Here at Flame UK, we don’t use agency workers; the company employs all of our litter pickers.

Watch this space for more updates on what exciting events our litter pickers will be attending.

Did you go to the Gigs In The Gardens event? We’d love to see your photos. Make sure you give us a follow and tag us in your pictures from the event.

 

 

Event Management By The Professionals

When your planning your event the waste management and litter picking is an important factor. Sure, it’s not as important as the style of the bride’s dress or the way the lead singer performs but this doesn’t stop us putting on our best show!

From a Music Festival a Concert or a Celebration like a Wedding or Birthday we have the right waste management solutions for you.

The Event Waste Management team here at Flame UK are dedicated and experienced at the smooth running of your special day. Our full-time litter pickers offer an unprecedented picking service for even the most complex of an event, leaving your venue in as good a shape as before the event took place.

With years of experience in the event management industry, we put our skills to excellent use from planning to clear up, keeping costs down and recycling high.

With one of the highest levels of recycling in the industry, your event can be clean and tidy and boast some of the best green credentials available.

We carry a huge range of wheelie bins, static bins, skips and roll on off containers available for rental or to purchase.

Saving you on every event

As one of the only event waste management companies to provide a planning team prior to your event you can be assured that you will have the right service at the right time before, during and after your event.

Let us handle your event

Call us on 01158965460 or email us at, sales@flameuk.co.uk