Dealer’s steps to reduce waste

Time 14 years ago

NORFOLK car dealer Constitution Motors has signed a deal to work with green market leaders Specialist Waste Recycling with a view to achieving a recycling rate of 75 per cent of all their waste.


Constitution Motors have started to recycle their plastics, paper, cardboard and metals. Recycling these materials has meant that the waste they send to landfill has reduced by three quarters.


Dealer managing director Ian Coates made the decision in a bid to reduce the firm’s carbon footprint. 


‘Our new after sales centre opened on Woodcock Road in January which now looks after the complete servicing and parts requirements of all of our customers across our four brands Hyundai, Subaru, Isuzu and Daihatsu,’ said Ian.


‘As part of the redevelopment we wanted to become more environmentally conscious in the disposal of our waste products to reduce our carbon footprint. SWR offered the most user friendly and comprehensive package to enable us to take a lead in this area. 


‘Our customers are aware of our improved waste disposal policy and we have received many compliments since its implementation.’


The SWR Recycling System uniquely enables waste to be segregated at source in the car workshops or bodyshops where the technicians work. The materials are then collected and taken back to the SWR yard where they are shredded and baled ready for reprocessing. 


Richard Brown, General Manager at SWR said: ‘We welcome Constitution Motors on board and are impressed with their enthusiasm for the change in how they deal with their waste.’

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