Company eliminates sending waste to landfill

Castlecary firm CMS Wndow Systems has completely eliminated 100 per cent of the waste it sends to landfill.

Monday, 17th September 2018, 1:40 pm
Updated Monday, 17th September 2018, 1:46 pm
Separation of post-use windows in-house at CMS Window Systems, which are collected as part of replacement window contracts a process that helps the company avoid sending waste to landfill

Having previously been recognised for its environmental excellence with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise the company has now redefined its comprehensive in-house waste separation and recycling processes.

This dedication to minimising landfill waste has now enabled it to reach the long term 100 per cent goal for the 2017-18 financial year, which it hit during a record trading period with production output at times up to 2000 frames per week.

CMS has been able to divert all waste away from landfill thanks to a continuous review and improvement of its waste collection, separation and management processes.

These also ensure that all post-use windows and doors can be brought from site to be broken down and separated into seven different waste streams, including plastic, mixed metals, timber and glass before being sent away for re-processing.

CEO David Ritchie said: “Hitting our zero landfill target is a tremendous achievement which reflects the focus and effort of everyone in the CMS team to re-use and recycle.

“It’s a vitally important milestone in being one of the most sustainable fenestration partners in the UK market and is coupled with our strategy to minimise resource use by designing out waste at project inception.

“Waste is also minimised during manufacture and installation and our range of windows and doors are designed to help our end-customers cut their own energy consumption.”