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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.