Jo Farren, operations manager of David Lloyd Sudbury Hill, commented: “Waste King provides a swift, efficient and thorough service. The Waste King team are polite and helpful, with the work carried out within days of order.
“The whole service of collection - with manpower included - costs our business less than a standard skip. So it’s a win-win situation for us.”
Waste King’s Glenn Currie explained: “Waste King’s uniformed and licensed staff are working with DLL Group operations managers, such as Jo, to remove waste materials from DLL’s clubs.
“This means that there are no skips on DLL Group’s premises. Moreover, DLL staff don’t have to lift or move heavy waste items.
“Our staff do all of that for them – and we are able to separate the waste into loads that can be recycled in an environmentally friendly way,” he said. “If the waste had just been put into skips, the contents would have had to go to landfill projects whereas, now that Waste King staff can separate it into discrete types of waste, each of these types of waste can be re-cycled, thus placing less stress on our environment.”
This news comes hard on the heels of Waste King’s work to help the well known health and fitness club, LA Fitness, refurbish some of its gyms in the London area while keeping the disposal of the waste materials created in the process as environmentally friendly and as cost effective as possible.
LA Fitness’ multi-million pound project involved Waste King in not only collecting and recycling materials from the LA Fitness gyms but also working with site managers at the gyms to develop Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP).
According to Waste King’s Glenn Currie: “SWMPs are intended to help contractors manage site waste more effectively, reducing potential harm to the environment and human health.
“They help to manage and reduce the amount of waste produced by construction projects, which means less waste goes to landfill. Other environmental benefits of SWMPs include less damage to the local environment, less fly-tipping, lower energy use and greater use of recycled materials.”
This means that LA Fitness can account for how every piece of waste from this project has been dealt with.
About the David Lloyd Leisure Group
The David Lloyd Leisure Group, which is now Europe's largest racquets, health and fitness operator, was formed on the 1st January 2008 following the acquisition of David Lloyd Leisure Ltd by London & Regional Properties, owners of Next Generation Clubs. The Group now incorporates 75 David Lloyd Leisure Clubs, one Next Generation Club and two Harbour Clubs in the UK. There are also ten sites in Europe including clubs in Amsterdam, Brussels, Barcelona and Dublin.
The combination of these leading brands in racquets, health and fitness, has created an extensive portfolio of family orientated clubs.
David Lloyd Leisure has over 450,000 members and employs some 6,000 people; including an expert health & fitness team of over 750 and more than 350 tennis professionals.
Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has 12,500 exercise machines, over 150 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and offers over 10,000 exercise classes per week. It operates 700 tennis courts (over half of which are indoor), as well as 180 badminton courts and 140 squash courts. Additional facilities include health & beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.
About Waste King Ltd
A specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, Waste King (wasteking.co.uk) serves the domestic and commercial markets. It focuses not only on providing a friendly, efficient, cost-effective service but also one which is environmentally friendly. In particular, Waste King’s uniformed, Environment Agency-licensed staff take time to ensure that the maximum amount of waste can be recycled and that all the waste it collects is disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.
Waste King was formed, in 2007, by Glenn Currie and Andy Cattigan, who had experience in sales and IT respectively and were keen to ‘do something to help the environment’.