In recent weeks, Waste King, a specialist collection, clearance and recycling company based in Hemel Hempstead, has:

  • Won a contract from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), which is based in Soho Square, London, to remove all its electrical and mixed waste in central London
  • Delivered two of its waste pods (empty) to, and collected them (full) from, The Grove, the luxury hotel, spa and golf resort in Watford
  • Cleared – at the request of the landlord – two sites at a farm south of St Albans containing eastern European illegal immigrants


According to Glenn Currie, Waste King’s managing director: “There was a great deal to clear at the illegal immigrants’ camp sites – notably all types of camping equipment, along with large amounts of rubbish. Moreover, our teams had to do the work under police escort.


“It was less of a challenge to deliver two of our waste pods to – and then remove them from – The Grove,” he continued.


The Grove is often temporary home to many famous people including the England football team. More recently, it played host to a golf day for England’s cricketers after their Test Match win against Australia at Trent Bridge – and, in 2006, Tiger Woods won the World Golf Championship, staged on the hotel’s Championship golf course.


The luxury hotel and spa has joined more than 40 commercial customers of Waste King who are using waste pods to segregate and remove their waste.

A Waste King waste pod.


“When it comes to waste storage and then recycling as much of that waste as possible, the waste pod is highly efficient and effective,” explained Andy Cattigan, Waste King’s operations director. “In addition, each pod provides privacy and excellent security – since it consists of one solid sheet of metal that’s difficult to break or climb.


“A waste pod acts as a solid barrier separating your waste from the outside world – and it can be customised in shape and size to each customer’s particular needs. Moreover, waste pods can be used for almost all types of waste including electrical waste, TVs and fridges, plasterboard, batteries, light bulbs and fluorescent tubes,” he continued.


“Installing a waste pod is both easy and free; Waste King’s licensed and insured operatives load all the waste, and there is a much greater chance of recycling all – or almost all – of the waste collected in the pod because it’s been segregated; so our customers become ‘greener’!” he said. “Indeed, Waste King was able to recycle 100 per cent of the waste it collected from The Grove – thus helping to maintain the resort’s environmentally friendly credentials.”


“We’ve also begun working with the BBFC – removing all their electrical and mixed waste from central London,” said Glenn Currie. “This continues Waste King’s special relationship with firms in the film industry – which dates back to 2009.


“Since then, we’ve worked for a number of 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,” he added.