Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, is continuing its working relationship with the film and television industry – most recently by carrying out some waste collections at Teddington Studios, in Middlesex, for Two Four Studios, working on behalf of the ITV1 network.


Waste King began its relationship with the industry in 2009, when it cleared up the various shooting locations used in making the comedy drama feature film, ‘Re-uniting the Rubins’ (Starring Timothy Spall, among others), after each day’s filming.


“Since then, we’ve continued working for film companies and film studios – ensuring that the significant amounts of waste that are produced by this industry are disposed of in as ecologically friendly a way as possible,” said Waste King’s managing director, Glenn Currie.


And, although Waste King is based in Hertfordshire and, up to now, has worked primarily in London, the Northern Home Counties and Surrey, it has recently expanded to collect waste as far afield as Yorkshire, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and even Aberdeen. This expansion of the company’s activities has come about because it has been chosen as a ‘national supplier’ to an environment-conscious major high street retailer.


Comment: There seem to be some emerging trends in the waste and recycling sector.


Increasingly, businesses seem to want to improve – and demonstrate that they are improving – their ‘green credentials’ (via using ways to collect and dispose of waste that can be measured and documented as being ‘green’).


Also, there’s a continuing move for businesses to consolidate relationships with waste and recycling specialists on a national, rather than merely local, basis.