Tonbridge & Malling BC

Our Customers, Plastic Recycling, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council

The Client

Tonbridge and Malling Borough council (TMBC) is situated in the heart of Kent and has a proud history of providing high quality services. It has a population of around 110,000 residents and the main town of Tonbridge attracts many tourists, especially during the summer months.

Countrystyle provide specialist bins for the collection of plastics from local residents in Tonbridge & Malling

Key Facts

  • Countrystyle started working with Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council in May 2014
  • Countrystyle aims to collect over 300 tonnes of the public’s plastic bottles every year
  • Bespoke containers were placed on each site with easy to understand signs to ensure the correct material is collected

The Solution

In May 2014, Countrystyle was awarded a 4 year contract with Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council for the collection, sorting and recycling of dry mixed recyclables at 10 sites throughout the borough, aiming to collect over 300 tonnes of the public’s plastic each year.

Countrystyle had specialist containers commissioned that would allow local residents to easily recycle their plastic bottles. Using their own state-of-the-art fleet of vehicles, the material is taken from the borough to their Ridham depot in Kent where the plastic is baled prior to being sent on to specialist recyclers, ultimately being processed into food grade plastic depending on quality.

THE CHALLENGE

Tonbridge & Malling Council operate a plastic bring bank service for their residents in the borough. They encourage the residents to recycle a wide range of plastics from fizzy drink bottles, milk bottles, washing up liquid bottles and bathroom product containers.

They were looking to work with a locally based resource management company able to provide a collection, sorting and recycling service for dry mixed recyclables.