As a group, Norse Commercial Services provides over £41 million a year’s worth of waste collection, management and recycling services around the region.
Working in Partnership with UEA staff and students, four separate waste streams are collected from source-segregated bins: DMR (dry mixed recyclables) general waste, food and glass. All but general waste goes to the recycling markets via the Norse Environmental Waste Solutions materials recycling facility on the outskirts of Norwich.
The UEA can proudly claim a recycling/re-use figure of 96% of the Campus outputs.
In total, the Joint Venture operations collect over 87.4k tonnes of residential residual waste, 71k tonnes of recyclable residential waste and a total of nearly 10k tonnes of mixed trade waste every year.
The £8 million redevelopment of Norse’s recycling facility on the outskirts of Norwich began processing new waste streams on October 1st 2014.
- In a ground-breaking move aimed at increasing the county’s recycling, seven district, borough and city councils in Norfolk have formed a Joint Venture Company (JVC) with Norse Commercial Services to manage dry materials recycling.
- The seven councils making up the Norfolk Waste Partnership, Broadland, Breckland, North Norfolk, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk, and South Norfolk District councils, Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Norwich City Council, together with Norfolk County Council will all have board-level representation in the new JVC, Norse Environmental Waste Services Ltd (NEWS).
- The 10-year agreement sees NEWS handle materials recycling from kerb-side collections across the county, including for the first time glass bottles and jars, food pots, tubs and trays and cartons. The new facility is expected to process an additional 25% of material on top of the current annual figure of around 60,000 tonnes.