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Axil transforming waste and recycling processes for LEVC

By 15/10/2021No Comments

Axil Integrated Services is helping London’s famous black taxicab firm, London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) to transform its waste management and recycling processes.

In just nine months, the partnership has seen a 44 per cent reduction in general waste and 175 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill.

Axil Integrated Services has been brought on board at LEVCs head office and manufacturing facility in Ansty, Coventry, to improve waste processes, maintain zero to landfill status and drive down costs.

Following a comprehensive waste review of the site, Axil rolled out its Total Waste Management service, delivering impressive results, including:

  • Identifying cost-saving opportunities through improved waste segregation, commodity rebates, on-site equipment, and improved management of hazardous waste.
  • Improved waste segregation has delivered 98 per cent increase in metals captured and segregated, with a 212 per cent increase in metal rebates.
  • 44 per cent reduction in general waste tonnage through designing new processes and 97 per cent of all waste now recycled at source.
  • 136 per cent increase in cardboard rebates by bringing innovative processing units on-site.

Craig Lea, Head of Maintenance, Group Facilities and HSE at LEVC, commented: “We strive to be sustainable in all aspects of our operations. Partnering with Axil Integrated Services has helped us make significant improvements, with over 90 per cent of waste now diverted from landfill and an overall increase in recycling across our site. We plan to continue working closely with Axil to ensure the best levels of sustainability and efficiency in our waste management processes.”

Axil has achieved these impressive results through its comprehensive approach to waste management, which involves increasing recycling levels, reducing waste to landfill and understanding and improving waste handling methods on and off site.

The following innovations were introduced by Axil to deliver these results:

  • A new baler was introduced enabling LEVC to bale more cardboard than ever, delivering greater rebates at higher values.
  • Colour-coded bins and additional signage have been implemented to increase waste segregation and encourage more recycling.
  • Axil HazPod has been introduced; specialist, UN-approved 1100 litre hazardous waste bins to increase the capacity on site, reduce collections and provide cost reductions.
  • Hazardous and general waste mixed loads were removed, meaning general waste is now sent to a Material Recovery Facility (MRF), with residual waste sent for Refuse-derived Fuel (RDF).

Edward Pigg, MD of Axil Integrated Services, said: “LEVC share our enthusiasm and passion for sustainability. This shared commitment has given us the perfect framework to take an innovative approach to identifying solutions to LEVCs waste challenges, enabling us to transform their operations, improve recycling and deliver robust cost savings.”

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