News

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and developments at Kenny Waste Management.

Ministerial Visit in Partnership with the Business Growth Hub

During the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, Kenny Waste Management were invited to attend a talk with a ministerial delegation.

Kenny Waste Management were invited to attend by the Business Growth Hub as we are a growing Manchester business who are looking to embrace technology and provide unique offerings to large construction companies in Manchester that take their Corporate & Social Responsibility seriously.

This event was a great opportunity to voice Kenny Waste Management’s delight at partnering with the Business Growth Hub to two members of the serving government. Our idea to use cutting edge technology to improve the accuracy and speed of identifying the types of waste that are contained in skip loads containing mixed waste was avidly listened to by Elizabeth Truss (Chief Secretary to the Treasury) & Margot James (Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility).

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Anthony Evans (Senior National Accounts) who attended the event on behalf of Kenny Waste Management commented, “This was a real insight to the workings of the Business Growth Hub and how they help innovative businesses in the North West to grow and achieve their objectives. It was also beneficial to hear from government ministers who were very enthusiastic about the growth of Kenny Waste Management as a leading North West company, and our plans to move forward”.

Kenny Waste Management team up with ‘Truckskinz’ for brand new vehicle wraps

You may have noticed something different with the Kenny Waste Management fleet recently. The ‘Truckskinz’ team came to Kenny Waste Management to fit ‘Skinz’ to our Trade Waste fleet of vehicles.

The brand new ‘Skinz’ give our Trade Waste vehicles an edge on the road with maximum brand exposure.

With the recent accreditation of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme and the new ‘Skinz’, we believe that the Kenny Waste Management fleet is one of the best in the North West.

To see more of the fitting process please click on the link below and watch the short video.

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For any further information on our Trade Waste services or any Skip Hire & Waste Management services then please contact the office on 0161 790 3737.

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Kenny Waste Management Plans Industry-First Visual Recognition Project

Kenny Waste Management is collaborating with Manchester University and the Low Carbon Sector to transform its waste identification and waste reporting process to set us apart from other Waste Management businesses throughout the UK.

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From small beginnings over 30 years ago Kenny Waste Management has quickly grown into a full-service Waste Management company employing over 100 people and servicing a number of high profile blue chip clients, SME and businesses. Kenny Waste Management has built its reputation on excellent service, competitive pricing and we are continually looking at ways to innovate and improve our service, staying one step ahead of the competition.

Our latest idea is to use cutting edge technology to improve the accuracy and speed of identifying the types of waste that are contained in skip loads containing mixed waste when they arrive back at our facility. Whilst Kenny Waste Managements’ reporting process is already industry leading; the project seeks to improve the process with an automated system which will benefit Kenny Waste Managements’ customers by providing more accurate information on the types and quantities of wastes that are being produced.

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To put the correct technology in place Kenny Waste Management are collaborating with the University of Manchester and experts in Greater Manchester’s Business Growth Hub, and has secured a summer placement MSc student to undertake a feasibility assessment.

Paul Eagleton, Technical Director at Kenny Waste Management, commented, “Innovation plays a crucial role in maintaining our success and this automated reporting technology will be an industry-first.”

“Pending the outcome of the feasibility study, we plan to undertake more significant prototyping alongside the University and the Business Growth Hub, who have been hugely helpful in getting this project off the ground and providing wider support for Kenny Waste Management. All in all, the support has given us the confidence to create three new positions in our team.”

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Additional support from low carbon sector advisers at the Business Growth Hub has helped Kenny Waste Management to better assess the viability of new waste markets and streams through market research, while plans are also in place to undertake a carbon foot printing exercise to improve environmental performance.

Vicky Wilding, low carbon sector adviser at the Business Growth Hub, said, “Kenny Waste Management is an exciting company to be supporting – not only because of their size but also because they have created a culture which encourages and supports innovation.

“This is not only of benefit to the company’s commercial success, but also sets a great example for the Waste Industry. We look forward to seeing what they can achieve in the future.”

If you would like to learn more about this exciting and innovative partnership then please do not hesitate to contact us.

New waste reporting portal is launched

Kenny Waste Management are delighted to announce that the business is to launch a new improved Waste Reporting Portal on 1st July 2017.

The new site will bring significant enhancements to the existing platform and give you much greater control over your reporting data, along with the provision of an easy-to-use management dashboard.

It will automatically replace the site that you are currently using to access your reports. You will not need to change your access links, usernames or passwords, and existing access rights will be maintained.

The portal is straight forward to use and we expectthat you will find it to be highly intuitive. Some key alterations are as follows:

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The new home screen shows a configurable dashboard along with a menu on the left -hand side to access the main reporting, invoicing and paperwork sections.  The main dashboard allows you to see at-a-glance summaries for recycling information, service issues and key collection statistics.

By default, each section shows information for the last three months of collections, and they are configurable by using the icon at the top right corner of the reporting widget, as shown in the example below. To filter a graph to show information for certain sites only, simply use the icon.

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Menu sections on the left hand site now include:

-        Address Groups – allowing you to create your own site groupings for reporting

-        Containers On Site – showing site-by-site details of containers

-        Documents – enabling access to collection paperwork.

-        Invoices & Reports

-        News

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Address Groups

The new address group section allows you to create address groups for reporting purposes. Once groups are created, reports can be run for those groups, saving you significant time in filtering reports. You will still be able to run reports as you did previously.

To add a group within this section, use the Add Group functionality and then simply add the sites to the list by using the drop-down list.

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Reports

The majority of the reports that you use will remain the same, but with the added ability to enter required date ranges and site details.

When running any report, you will now be prompted for the start and end date for the report to run, along with the Address or Address Group that you wish to run it for.  The report can then be exported in the normal way.

We are sure you will welcome these changes but should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing business and we look forward to continuing with the development of the platform to further enhance our reporting.

Should you require any further information on these changes please contact Steve Roberts on 0161 703 1730 or email national@kennywastemanagement.co.uk and we will be happy to help with your questions.

FORS Bronze Accreditation

Kenny Waste Management are delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded the FORS Bronze accreditation.

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The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme that promotes best practice for commercial vehicle operators. With over 4,500 member FORS is gaining recognition with reputable UK transport based companies and clients alike.

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With the FORS accreditation our fleet will prove to be safer, smarter and greener through improved vehicles, drivers, management and operation of our Regional Waste Management services, including Skip Hire, Trade Waste and Hazardous & Specialist Waste services.

The FORS accreditation will allow Kenny Waste Management to perform even more services for blue chip clients who really care about the safety of their workers, our drivers and the general public and will ensure that we are working to standards above and beyond the minimum legal requirements.

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Lauren Ball, FORS Coordinator at Kenny Waste Management commented, “We are delighted with the recent news and we would firstly like to thank all of our drivers for their cooperation in helping Kenny Waste Management achieve the accreditation. We expect many positives from our association with FORS and we look forward to the future with excitement, we view our accreditation as a step towards the overall evolution and growth of the business into the number one waste services provider in the North West of England and hopefully beyond”.

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Together Housing Group Visits Kenny Waste Management

Together Housing Group manages over 39,000 properties, providing a comprehensive range of support services which affect over 50,000 people’s lives over a huge geographical area in the North of England.

Employing more than 1,600 staff, Together Housing Group’s corporate vision is to offer consistently brilliant services and put social impact at the heart of everything they do.

Together Housing Group staff and local residents recently enjoyed a tour of our state of the art Materials Recycling Facility to further understand the regional Waste Management services that Kenny Waste Management offer and learn more about the Nationwide Waste Management Service that Kenny Waste Management offer to customers who have a large geographical area of work.

Together Housing Group are a valued customer and we take great pride in working with the local community wherever we can and educating local residents on how we recover, divert waste from landfill and recycle.

Kirsty Bickerstaffe, Deliver Manager at Together Housing Group, quoted, ‘it was a really informative enjoyable visit, everyone at Kenny Waste Management was really friendly and it was great to have the process explained to us and to understand the journey that the waste takes through Kenny Waste Management’s huge facility, we were very pleased to learn that a huge percentage of the recycled materials go to local companies who produce further products from the separated fractions of waste, we also learned about the end destinations of the waste which helps us to educate our staff and residents more informatively’.

The group were also interested to hear how we also handle Trade Waste, Hazardous Waste, Special Waste, WEEE Waste and difficult to handle waste at our Manchester Facility.

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Meet The New Starters

new-startersAs waste recycling specialists Kenny Waste Management have made two key appointments as it continues to expand its operations across the UK. The appointments are crucial roles to support our growth and our focus on customer care and support.

Graham Morris joins the company as Commercial Manager concentrating his efforts on expanding and developing our Trade Waste department. Graham will have a wide-ranging remit across the business with key roles including business growth, customer service, business strategies and marketing. With over 15 years experience within Commercial Trade Waste recycling in the North West Graham is fully committed to the task in hand.

“This is an amazing opportunity to join a forward thinking company with an outstanding reputation for customer service and a consistent professional approach to diverting waste from landfill. Kenny Waste Management have a team of dedicated staff supporting our client base and providing first class advice in an ever changing industry”.

Following a career break whilst dedicating her time to raise her young family, Sarah Hayden has now returned to work and joins Kenny Waste Management in the capacity of National Account Manager. Sarah’s role involves on-going, field based Account Management for our Construction Industry customer base in addition to seeking out new business prospects that will benefit from our total Waste Management services. Sarah’s industry legislation expertise that she provides to the client with on-site training and technical advice ensures that Kenny Waste Management’s premier service support is consistently delivered.

Important Environmental Update

Disposing of expanded polystyrene & slab insulation foam boards containing Hexabromocyclododecane(HBCD)

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Please read the attached (EA- HBCDD briefing) Waste Stream briefing from the EA regarding the disposal of materials containing Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) which will come into effect from 30/09/16.

HBCD is a brominated flame retardant and is a (POP), persistent organic pollutant, it can be found in expanded polystyrene (EPS) and extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation foam boards and blocks since the 1970’s, HBCD can also be found in some upholstered furniture and WEEE.

These wastes can no longer be re-used, recycled or landfilled.

The waste must be INCINERATED 

Our advice as your waste management partner :-

From 30/09/16, unless testing proves otherwise, it should be assumed that all polystyrene blocks used in buildings contain the flame retardant HBCD.

In accordance with EA guidance and EU Regulation 2016/460, you as the waste producer have a Duty of Care to ensure that all waste assumed to contain HBCD is being disposed of at a facility where incineration will be guaranteed.

Kenny Waste Management can provide you with that guarantee.

Please note that polystyrene packaging waste is unlikely to contain HBCD.

Should you require further information or clarification on the issue please do not hesitate to contact your account manager who will be only too pleased to provide further help and advice.

Kenny Waste in the Camp Nou

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With the help of Kenny Waste Management 9 young footballers from FC Bridgewater in Salford were given the chance of a lifetime and played on the pitch at the Camp Nou in Barcelona.

The team also managed to lift the trophy, running out as Under 10 winners.

The team are managed by our own Paul Eagleton and have enjoyed huge success since they first started to play together at 5 years old, Paul said ” The lads are a great team and a really good group to manage, we’ve won tournaments consistently since they were 6 years old and the lads are a credit to the club and their parents, to win such a prestigious tournament as the Europa Cup in such an iconic stadium as the Camp Nou was an experience that they’ll never forget and one that wouldn’t have been possible without the fantastic support from our sponsors.

It’s not every day that you get the chance to run out onto the pitch at the Camp Nou and as soon as we heard about the tournament the lads and their parents were adamant that we had to find a way to raise the money to do it. The lads raised a lot of the money themselves by doing 100 kilometres of sponsored running and bag packing at a local supermarket but the cost of kits and everything else that goes with a trip to Barcelona was huge and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help from the Directors at Kenny Waste Management.

Neil Mackey, MD at Kenny Waste Management said, ” I’m sure the memories will live with the lads for a long time and they’ll dine out on it for years to come, we’re always happy to help local teams in the communities that we operate in and we’re delighted that the lads not only had a fantastic time but won the tournament as well.”

Waste Reporting Changes

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In order to keep our reporting on point and as accurate as possible we have made some changes to the way we record, calculate and present the waste reports.

We have also added items such as WEEE waste (waste electrical and electronic equipment), hazardous waste/hazardous waste packaging and non- compliant waste.

The changes we have made will improve both our local and national waste management services.

You will also notice that some of the terminology in relation to waste descriptions has changed, the changes have been made to more accurately reflect the material that we are asked to process on your behalf, for example we found that the terms “bricks & concrete” and “inert” material are misleading and not entirely accurate in terms of the material that we accept from your sites.

We have therefore changed the terminology from “bricks & concrete” to “mixed dense material” as the heavy material that we receive isn’t all recyclable, it’s not all just bricks and concrete and as such it’s not all re-useable in recycled aggregates.

The term “inert” material has been changed to “co-mingled fine/granular material” which again is a reflection of what we accept, we found that the term “inert” was misleading and led customers into thinking that they were disposing of clean soils when in fact the fines are a complicated mixture of small sized waste materials which require intensive and specialist processing to clean before they can be re-used in restoration projects or disposed of.

Should you have any queries in relation to the changes that we have made then please don’t hesitate to contact us.