Our Process

Betts Envirometal use a vast array of processes for waste management. Like all good waste management businesses, our model centres on the waste management hierarchy, focussing on reducing, re-using and recycling materials wherever possible and avoiding landfill.

We pride ourselves on our ability to recover valuable resources, especially precious metals, from wastes at our own facilities. We believe it is best practice from both a governance and environmental perspective to minimise moving waste on to other operators wherever possible.  

Reduction
The most sustainable and environmentally friendly option for waste management, reducing the total amount of waste produced is not only beneficial for the environment but it also reduces the overall cost involved with other alternatives, from transport, unnecessary recycling costs and landfill space. Small changes in how you handle packaging or storage can have very significant benefits for your overall business. Betts Envirometal provide site audit and consultancy services to help you to reduce the waste outputs from your business.

Re-utilisation
Betts Envirometal endeavour to reuse containers and storage whenever possible, cleaning and reusing chemical storage containers is more cost effective and this helps cut back on unnecessary costs of production. When Storing and transporting chemicals in reusable containers it is important to clean the containers thoroughly or use the same/ compatible chemicals to avoid contamination. When collecting wastes from customers, we also explore avenues for re-utilisation of these wastes. Where this is viable, it is both environmentally and commercially beneficial for our customers.

Recycling
With continuing technical advances in recycling and understanding materials, we are now able to recycle more materials than ever before. This puts us in a great position to cut landfill waste and overall waste disposal costs. We pride ourselves on our exceptionally high recycling rates, with plastics, cardboard, paper, metals and even solvents all being recycled by Betts Envirometal. As well as being the right thing to do from an environmental perspective, recycling also tends to make far better commercial sense than disposal when it is viable.

Recovery
For materials like inks & oils which cannot be recycled or reused,  we can use them to produce energy instead of simply disposing of them. 

Disposal
The last resort for waste management, landfill, is the least environmentally friendly option for handling waste. It also tends to be the costliest. Greener and more sustainable options will always be sourced by us before considering disposal of a waste material. When handling any waste material, it is always best to start with our hierarchy in mind and evaluate if your materials can be re-used or recycled, with the ultimate goal of reducing your waste as a whole. We are constantly striving to reduce waste to landfill and strive to develop technical innovations to avoid this route wherever possible.

Waste Management Hierarchy

Reduction
Re-utilisation
Recycling
Recovery
Disposal