We operate a fully licensed waste transfer station and recycling centre in Telford, Shropshire which is situated less than 3 miles (approximately) from the M54 motorway. This enables us to have a fast and reliable service to customers in and round Shropshire and west side of the West Midlands.
The site comprises our newly built offices, a dedicated garage for the manufacture and repair of our container fleet and maintenance of our vehicle fleet, a bespoke processing and picking line, recyclables bay storage area and aggregate storage area.
All waste entering our site is weighed on a digital weigh bridge and recorded with our fully integrated IT system. The load is then tipped into a designated controlled area.
The waste is then pre-sorted by specialised re-handling machines and manually sorted to remove the larger pieces of waste being recovered.
All waste is directed to our processing/picking line where it is separated by machine and ultimately by hand. The processing line gives us the capability to identify products that have a further re-use such as paper, cardboard, plastics, bottles, cans. These secondary recovered materials are traded with manufactures in the UK and Europe to be turned back in to new packaging.
At Cartwright’s because we are passionate about the work that we do, we are happy to announce that since 2013 we have been a Zero 2 Landfill company.
Currently, we recover 12 different types of waste that can be reused and we are working on many more. Not all waste can reused, for certain types there simply isn’t a commercially viable solution available on the market. Any waste that cannot be re-used is sent for incineration as Refused Derived Fuel (RDF) or solid recovered fuel (SRF) to various plants in the UK and Europe.