UniqueAssembly Ltd has appointed The NWH Group, one of the UK’s leading recycling companies, to provide waste management for both Edinburgh’s Christmas and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festivals.
The NWH Group will be providing 59 bins for Edinburgh’s Christmas Market which starts on 25th November, and these will be retained throughout the festive season with a further 20 bins added to support Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations. The final collection will be on 3rd January 2023.
Lindsay Dyer, Regional Account Manager at The NWH Group, said: “We’re ideally located to provide recycling services to events in and around Edinburgh, and we have many years of experience here. We’ve developed a really strong working relationship with Assembly Festival for the smooth running of its waste management contract and look forward to supporting the successful delivery of this year’s festive events to showcase our beautiful city and make sure everyone enjoys their full dose of Christmas cheer!”
Charlotte Crone at Assembly Festival, added: “Following the successful delivery of the waste management contract at this summer’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, we chose The NWH Group for this contract because it offers us complete peace of mind that the event waste is being handled professionally and responsibly, and the services delivery levels ensure the smooth running of the contract from start to finish.”
NWH will supply bins for all four waste streams; general, dry mixed recycling, glass and food, uplifting daily (multiple times) from numerous collection points across the city centre including Princes Street and The Mound, Lidl on Ice on George Street, and West Princes Street Gardens, seven days a week.
To ensure the efficient separation and recovery of all recyclable and reusable materials, the waste that is collected will be transported to NWH Group’s central material recycling facility, with the exception of food waste, which is diverted directly to an anaerobic digestion facility in Cumbernauld where it will go through the environmentally friendly process of generating electricity.
Once sorted, any wood waste collected will be transported to NWH’s Petterden site near Dundee which specialises in processing recycled wood into animal bedding and biomass for energy plants. Any plastic material collected will primarily be pelleted and converted into garden furniture and wheelie bins; card and paper will be recycled back into card and paper, and glass is regenerated back to glass.
To find out more about waste and recycling services for with hospitality and leisure industry, visit www.nwhgroup.co.uk/business-customers/hospitality-leisure/