Local schools sign up for Cae Post’s waste and recycling services

21 May

Cae Post has provided waste and recycling services to schools in Powys and North Shropshire for several years and we are pleased to have started working with a number of new schools recently. We have had lots of positive feedback about the work we do with local schools, so we would like to explain more about how we can help.

Cae Post recyclingOur comprehensive recycling service includes materials such as paper, cardboard, plastics, metals, foil, textiles, household size batteries, CDs and glass. And if we can’t recycle it, we can arrange for trade waste disposal as part of our ‘one stop shop’ service.

In addition to trade waste and business recycling, we offer a number of other services which may be of interest to local schools, such as confidential shredding, food waste recycling, film recycling and educational visits to our Resource Recovery Centre. We even offer recycled 3D Printer filament for any school that does 3D printing!

In the last few weeks alone, we are pleased to have welcomed on board St Michael’s School in Kerry, Berriew Primary School, Castle Caereinion School, Ysgol Gynradd Glantwymyn and Ysgol Llanbrynmair.

Confidential shredding

Cae Post confidential shreddingAll schools have confidential records and documents which they need to dispose of and that is where Cae Post can help. We offer a secure shredding service and, from as little as £4.50 per sack exc. VAT, we will provide sacks, security tags, delivery, collection and destruction. We find that many busy organisations prefer to pay us to deal with their shredding requirements rather that tying up a member of staff whose time is valuable.

Food waste recycling

We have recently introduced a food waste recycling service across parts of Powys and North Shropshire to efficiently and hygienically deal with unwanted food. For school kitchens and canteens, this is a useful service they may like to take advantage of.

Cae Post collects all types of kitchen food waste including fruit and vegetables, meat and bones and dairy products. We provide customers with suitable containers to store their food waste and we arrange regular collections from our customers’ premises. The food waste we collect is then processed locally via ‘In Vessel Composting’.

Plastic film recycling

Although we have offered plastic film recycling for quite some time, there has been a lot of coverage in the media and online recently about local authorities no longer recycling this sort of material as it isn’t economically viable. While it is true that it can be difficult and expensive to sort from other materials by mechanical means, making it uncommercial for many local authorities to recycle, at Cae Post we hand sort materials, so it presents no difficulties for us.

Cae Post can happily deal with all types of stretchy plastic film items that schools may need to dispose of, such as carrier bags, magazine wrappers, bread bags, frozen food bags and bubble wrap.

Educational visits

Schools visit to Cae Post

We regularly welcome school groups to our premises in Trewern near Welshpool. Educational visits are of course a great way for children to learn, and the school groups that visit us find our recycling facilities fascinating. We have a fully equipped meeting room so you can make the most of your visit to teach pupils all about recycling. We currently accept groups of up to fifteen people.

Recycled 3D printer filament

Cae Post recently became the exclusive UK distributor of high quality Refil recycled 3D printer filament. We offer a range of colours made from recycled PET bottles, as well as black filament made from recycled ABS car dashboards, at competitive prices. 3D printing is one of today’s fastest growing technologies and we know that that a number of schools and colleges have, or are considering, introducing it. So rather than using new filament, why not choose a sustainable solution?

Working with a social enterprise

Cae Post employeesCae Post General Manager Sue Packer said: “We are so happy to be working with more and more local schools, who recognise the useful service we provide and the important role we play in creating employment opportunities for disadvantaged people.

“We hope many other schools in Powys and North Shropshire will see the benefit of working with a local social enterprise such as Cae Post and we would encourage schools to get in touch with us to find out more about what we offer. We always aim to offer a first-class service at very competitive prices.”

Mark Rogers, Head of Oxon CE Primary School in Shrewsbury, said: “As a school with a caring ethos at its heart, we are proud to be working with Cae Post, as it helps them provide meaningful employment to disadvantaged people.”

Find out more about our services

If your school would like to find out more about the range of services we offer, please take a look around our website, call us on 01938 570426 or email fred.packer@caepost.co.uk.

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