Care home chain, Sunrise Senior Living, has chosen the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, Waste King to collect a range of waste – not just ‘bulk’ but also hazardous waste – from its care home in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. Founded in 1981 by Paul and Terry Klaassen, to provide residential, nursing and dementia care, there are now more than 300 Sunrise communities in the UK, USA and Canada. Nearly 40,000 people live in Sunrise communities. In the UK alone, around 2,400 people call Sunrise their home.
Waste King’s managing director, Glenn Currie, explained: “Not only are our operatives able – and licensed – to handle any waste products but we save the care home staff the time and trouble of collecting, loading, segregating and disposing of the waste themselves. This means that, by using Waste King, Sunrise Senior Living can be sure that it’s maximising the amount of its waste that’s recycled – minimising the amount that goes to landfill and, thus, ensuring that it’s doing its bit to look after the environment. In addition, where there’s hazardous waste to collect from the home – including plasterboard, electric bulbs and so on – it can be sure that all this waste is being disposed of in-line with the law’s requirements and in the safest, most environmentally friendly way possible.”
All of Waste King’s fleet of vehicles are equipped with scales and so its operatives can instantly tell the care home staff how much waste has been collected – for Waste Audit purposes.
Comment: It would seem that this care home cares for the environment as well as for the senior citizens in its care. While the caring profession as a whole is getting some adverse publicity in the media at the moment, it’s encouraging to find a care home that’s not only caring for the elderly but also caring about the longer term effects on the environment of waste disposal – and so is opting to recycle as much of its waste as possible, thanks to Waste King’s professional expertise.