Why Our Environmental Policy is Important

Ever since we were founded in 1987, at Buchanan Skip Hire, we have taken our community and environmental responsibilities very seriously indeed. We’re proud that what began as a small family business has become one of the biggest skip hire and recycling companies in West Lothian, but we’re also mindful of the accountability that comes with that status. Indeed, our environmental policy is embedded in every aspect of our operations.

Eco Friendly Environmental Management System

At the heart of our commitment to the environment is our Environmental Management System. We’ve developed our system to meet the rigorous standards of ISO 14001, which is the world’s most widely used standard for our industry. It focuses on how we control the impact of our work, the ways in which we work to prevent pollution and how we continuously strive to improve the way we carry out our business.

We choose to operate to such a high level of compliance because it really matters to us. We don’t only talk about being a responsible business, we demonstrate it. We encourage our managers, staff and employees to work closely with our suppliers, sub-contractors and, of course, our customers, to ensure our services not only meet the regulatory requirements, but exceed them whenever possible.

What’s more, our policy isn’t written on a tatty piece of paper pinned to a noticeboard no-one looks at: it’s freely available on our website. And our Quality/Environmental Manager is very happy to discuss this aspect of our work and to answer any questions.

Recycling record

We believe our record in segregating and recycling waste is second to none. Our dedicated Waste Transfer Station is fully licensed by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and, to give peace of mind to customers, we include the cost of waste recycling in our skip hire rates.

Currently 80 per cent of the waste we collect is recycled, which makes a major contribution to reducing the quantity of waste being sent to landfill sites. Not only is this a figure we will maintain – we want to recycle even more! Included in our Environmental Management System is a commitment to promote recycling both within our business and among our clients and suppliers.

As well as being leaders in environmentally friendly waste collection and recycling, at Buchanan Skip Hire, we’re also continually upgrading our operations so our prices are even more competitive. If you need advice on hiring a skip, don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re always delighted to help.

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