Waste Management

SOG Ltd is often asked what facilities we have for waste disposal and recycling. Residents should arrange disposal of any waste through SOG and must not under any circumstances place items into the SOG skips on The Heath without authorisation. ‘Fly tipping’ of domestic waste is strictly prohibited.

Co-mingled Waste for recycling

Waste should be bagged in brown paper sacks available from the mailroom (or clear plastic bags) and is recycled free of charge. Collection should be arranged via the SOG Help Desk on Ext 3030 (01928 51-3030). This can include office paper, old brochures, newspapers, old stationery, letterheads, envelopes, card, paper cups, cans, plastic bottles, plastic cups or plastic film but please do not include plastic folders or ring binders or black bin bags.

Confidential waste paper

There are 2 options depending on how much confidential waste you generate. For £9.65 per month you can rent a secure console (size of a domestic fridge) which sits in your office and is emptied on a monthly basis. If you do not generate enough to fill this unit on a monthly basis, but require an occasional one off collection, you can use the brown paper sacks (available via the mailroom) marking them clearly as ‘confidential’ and report them via the SOG Help Desk on Ext 3030 (01928 51-3030) telling them how many bags you have. Please do not include any other materials such as plastic wallets or ring binders and make sure the bags are no more than 15kg. The cost of this option is £4.50 per bag and the bags should remain in your location until the monthly collection day.

Cardboard

Call the SOG Help Desk on Ext 3030 (01928 51-3030) to arrange collection, free of charge.

Glass bottles/Jars etc

Glass waste should be taken to the nearest beverage prep room and placed in the glass bins. They should never be placed in the normal office waste bins. Any large glass items or broken glass can be collected by arrangement with the SOG Help Desk on Ext 3030 (01928 51-3030).

Toner Cartridges

Contact the SOG Help Desk and these will be collected free of charge for recycling or disposal.

Metal

Most scrap metal can be disposed of free of charge and collection can be arranged via the SOG Help Desk. (Note: fridges/freezers are classed as electrical equipment – contact Help Desk for information) Ext 3030 (01928 51-3030).

Electrical Waste

Electrical waste must be disposed of in accordance with the Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment regulations. Contact SOG Help Desk for details.

General Waste

Office waste placed in the normal office waste bins is collected and disposed of daily as general waste. This should be limited to non-recyclable waste. Other Office Waste – Plastic folders, wallets, mail trays, packaging materials etc., should be bagged or boxed and collection arranged via the SOG Help Desk.

Office Waste Disposal and Recycling

Office waste placed in office waste bins is collected and disposed of daily as general waste. Other Office Waste – Plastic folders, wallets, mail trays, packaging materials etc., should be bagged or boxed and collection arranged via the SOG Help Desk.

All of our waste is taken to a waste transfer station where any recyclable materials are extracted. Electrical Waste – must be disposed of in accordance with the Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment regulations. Contact SOG Help Desk for details.

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Steel colour coded drums are available from the Heath Stores (charge applies). The drums are suitable for the disposal of toxic, solvent and glass waste and are colour coded as follows –

  • Solvent – blue screw cap lid
  • Toxic or Glass – green, open top/clip on lid

Empty Drums can be requested by contacting the SOG Stores/Goods Inward and will be subsequently delivered to your lab/location.

To have full drums removed please use the contact details below. The Stores Team will then remove the drums which will be stored in a ‘short term’ holding bay, awaiting collection from your chosen disposal company.

All drums should be clearly labelled to comply with statutory requirements and should include your company name, location and drum contents.

Please Note: It is the responsibility of the waste producer to arrange for pick up and disposal of waste from The Heath.

Contact: T: 01928 51-3452 or  E: logistics@sog.ltd.uk