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Mick George Commodities

Every year, at every business it happens, directors and senior management congregate to discuss the topic of how best to make cost savings, which won’t ultimately have a negative consequence on topline sales figures.

A whole array of subjects will be discussed, predominantly focused around headcount, salaries or general expenditure. Yet, very few actually look a lot closer to home, in the sense of viewing commercial waste as a commodity, as opposed to a costly inconvenience.

Waste Management specialists Mick George Ltd, have added yet another division to its growing portfolio with the introduction of its nationwide ‘Commodities’ function. The provision will essentially assist business operators that are producing large volumes of valuable paper, cardboard and plastic waste, gain a financial return from recycling.

Intriguing, but how does it work, and how does it differ from the normal commercial waste collection, I hear you ask. Waste management providers are predominantly tasked to simply ensure that all rubbish is removed to an agreed schedule, but rarely will either party enter in to discussions over and above.

Undoubtedly more attention is paid to the separation of ‘general’ from ‘recyclable’ waste, but infrequently does it progress any further. Whilst this contribution will certainly help the state of the environment, and perhaps reduce costs marginally for organisations in areas such as landfill tax, it does rely on your supplier’s ability to segregate and doesn’t tangibly bring finances back in to the business.

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Mick George Commodities are focused on streamlining waste solutions for clients, by offering a fully licensed brokerage service for buying and selling recovered paper, plastic and metal materials, before negotiating the best market price directly with buyers.

Naturally given their 35 years of experience leading the independent waste management, Mick George Ltd are best placed to provide such an offering. The sheer volume of waste they already deal with from residential, trade and commercial markets, means that they’re more likely to achieve a higher value when selling, than a company acting in isolation. Notwithstanding the genuine resource, haulage and regulatory benefits that would also favor such a partnership.

Whether you’re a waste company, or simply just a producer with surplus waste materials, the concept applies in the same way, but how Mick George Commodities approach the service could be the variable subject to change.

Dependent on the volume of waste in question, or the level of commitment that a client decides to pledge to the opportunity, will dictate the method adopted. Simplistically, it may just be a case of Mick George Ltd just collecting loose waste and segregating at one of their state-of-the-art waste recycling centers. Alternatively, the business is prepared to take a more comprehensive route by, issuing compactors and balers directly on a client’s premises.

They said:

Adam Clover, Mick George Commodities Director commented: ‘’The subject of waste and how companies deal with is increasingly being scrutinised, and in all honesty is not something that takes priority in the day to day running of a commercial operation.’’

Clover Continued: ‘’Our service, is about educating about the opportunities and taking the hassle away, whilst returning financially. We recognise that there is a huge gap in the market, one which we feel best placed to plug with our experience.’’


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