RTS Waste Headlines October 2017

  • Recycling Your Waste
  • New Feature TOP TIPS – Bank Holiday Collections
  • Environmental Achievements – Paperless Invoicing
  • Customer Focused
  • Extended Family features Getting Qualified

    WE UNDERSTAND YOU’RE BUSY and want to get on with running your business, without having to think about WASTE.
    That’s why we do the thinking for you!

September sees the annual (RWM) Recyclers Waste Management industry show at the NEC Birmingham, which always brings to the forefront how important our future is and how improvements can be made. With topics being broadcast about Landfills being full and year on year more recycling is taking place in the UK, means that technology and sensible environmental planning has to continuously take place. We do not just collect your waste, that is the easy part, we actually take responsibility as a discerning waste carrier to ensure that more than 90% of ALL waste is Reused, Recycled or goes to Recovering Energy From Waste to generate power within local areas. RTS Waste offer a zero waste to landfill option to most customers if dedicated segregated containers are used effectively. For more information get in touch with our Business Development team on 020 7232 1711 option 2 for booking this service or email: sales@rtswaste.co.uk


The Construction Flyer launch showing all different waste collection options.

Be advised that we will not be operating a dustcart service over Bank Holiday periods. Any work scheduled for these days will not be carried out; any excess that may accumulate as a result will be collected and charged for on the next scheduled collection day.

If you would like to book a collection before the Bank Holiday please send all requests to orders@rtswaste.co.uk quoting full address and contact details. Should you wish to discuss alternative collections or changes to your contract please feel free to contact our Sales Department on 020 7232 1711

This enables all bookings to be accurate of where the service is to take place.

For suspended bays or on road skips a permit from the respective council is required. We can arrange this for our customers. Please note that there is a cost for most permits. Allow for advanced bookings to get the right permit in place. RTS Waste are here to assist and make this booking as easy as possible. Call 020 7232 1711 for more information from our Transport Team.

We will ask if Plasterboard is contained in the waste to be collected because it is an environmental law to keep this waste type completely separate. An additional skip or RORO can be ordered if the quantity is significant (more than half tonne). For half tonne or less customers can order a Bulk Bag.100% of plasterboard will be recycled. For more information please visit our website PLASTERBOARD

Environmental Achievements
Embrace Environmental, Social and Economic Objectives.



Graphics above are relevant to Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development which is important to all reputable businesses.


What has RTS Waste achieved recently towards our Environmental Management System? The announcement of working towards paperless invoicing is one of our major head office projects. Currently we can confirm that 40% of our customers are receiving invoices by email. The target is still to have 100% of customers using this method of communication . IF YOU WANT TO RECEIVE INVOICES BY EMAIL then please make contact with our Customer Service manager to get this set up as soon as possible. One simple step required :

EMAIL to csfeedback@rtswaste.co.uk

The transition to a circular economy demands improvements in processes and resource efficiency.
Demonstrating continuous improvement in the environmental aspects of day to day business is important as part of our ISO 14001 accreditation. Having a strategic approach to reducing landfill is our main focus “Zero Waste to Landfill”. We have successfully encouraged over 60% Commercial customers to now have segregated waste collections.

Commercial Customers can have separate Dry Mixed Recycling, Food, Glass and General Waste collections. Construction can have almost any material segregated and accounted for within recycle reports and Site Waste Management Plans. To find out how you can improve your waste streams too and meet your environmental aspect statements then please contact our professionally qualified Business Development team. Email Sales@rtswaste.co.uk now
Trade Waste Bin Weights
It is up to everyone to take some ownership of environmental resources and we make special efforts to encourage the recycling of waste to reduce longer term life cycle costs to businesses. Bin weighing is now operational on General Waste scheduled collections. There are businesses exceeding the weight limits and being educated by our trained staff to be looking at better sustainable segregation of their waste and improving their own operational practices.

This letter will be emailed through to customers that are affected along with their individual excess weights and additional costs. This will be weekly and come from our Customer Service Manager Leanne King.

The limits are there to maintain safety for lifting the bins with the right equipment but also to encourage the segregation of the waste types that should be recycled. Although our General Waste collection goes to Energy from Waste and not Landfill this is not the best practice for our Environment. The Waste Hierarchy states clearly the need for waste prevention and to promote reuse and recycling.

Leading on from the above article RTS want to emphasise the NEED for our customers to separate their waste. You may have received emails from us requesting to come to your site to do a waste audit. RTS offer General Waste, Dry Mixed Recycle and Glass collections. It will be CHEAPER for you and better for the environment if you separate your dry recycle materials.

For Orders, Quotations or Queries for the separate food waste service call 0207 232 1711 or email sales@rtswaste.co.uk

DRY MIXED RECYCLING : Cardboard, Paper, Plastic, Cans

Supporting the Community

A local Lewisham charity called “For Jimmy” Jimmy Mizen, raises money to support our young people who are precious. Unfortunately many live in fear of confrontation and anger from the few who cause the problems.. He was a sixteen year old school boy in Lewisham south east London who lost his life in an unprovoked attack in a bakery in 2008.

In September 2017 RTS Waste sponsored a golf event to raise money this charity.

#Bexleyheath – Sally Hodkin
A second local charity also benefited from our support. This was simply sponsoring an advert at a Bexleyheath football match to generate continued awareness and funds towards the Sally Hodkin charity who was killed in Bexleyheath in 2011 when she was on her way to work . RTS waste was made aware of this charity through one of our long term customers’ Jackosn Lifts.

Our Extended Family

Staying at the TOP OF OUR GAME

Continuous training for our staff ensures we are at the top of our game. Recently RTS Waste is proud to support the development of our staff. This covers all employees including drivers, yard operators and the head office . There are so many varied ways to improve.
Ernie Thomas is one of our drivers – recently completed his FORS Certificate. All RTS Waste drivers have to complete their Freight Operators Recognition Scheme training.

Amme Lloyd is in our sales team – completed her CIWM WASTE SMART certificate through The Chartered Institute of Waste Management.

Christina O’Brien – AAT level 4 in Accounting achieved.

As a family business RTS Waste has a clear Training and Development policy to support staff. Many of our staff have become qualified through this scheme and consequently we find that the loyalty to the company is strong. With pride after being in business for more than 30 years Mark Redmond the Managing Director says ” Investment in our staff means that we should operate to the best possible standards, reaching our goal delivering an excellent service 1st time every time”
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