Raymond Brown Grab Hire assist Alan Titchmarsh’s Love Your Garden Programme

Raymond Brown Waste Solutions donated our grab hire services to Alan Titchmarsh’s popular garden makeover TV series, Love Your Garden last week.  The programme sees Alan transform the gardens of deserving people around the country.

The latest garden being developed by Love Your Garden was a makeover for a lady in Fareham and Raymond Brown were pleased to organise for one of our 6-wheel grab lorries and driver to collect the concrete.

The episode will be aired within the next few months on ITV.

Nursling Primary School learn about Recycling

Employees from Raymond Brown visited Nursling Primary School in March to undertake a lesson on recycling with the Year 2 students.

Our classroom lessons and school visits are designed to encourage children to understand and start thinking about recycling from an early age so that they know how to help the environment.

The lesson saw the children looking at what could be recycled at home, what materials are recycled into and it also gave them an insight into the waste industry and the what Raymond Brown recycles locally.

The children completed workbooks and a class activity decorating paper flowers and butterflies with what they had learned to create a school recycling flower which is on display at Nursling Recycling Facility.

Raymond Brown awarded RoSPA Gold Medal Award for Health and Safety Practices (Nine Consecutive Gold Awards)

We are delighted to announce that the Raymond Brown group of companies have been granted a prestigious award in recognition of our practices and achievements in safety.

Raymond Brown have achieved a Gold Medal (our nine consecutive Gold) in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.  We will be presented with the award during a ceremony at Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel on Wednesday 4 July 2018.

The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the health and safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, and allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace, demonstrating a commitment to the wellbeing of not only employees but all those who interact with it.”

Raymond Brown donate two tonnes of Topsoil to Sarisbury Green Junior School Allotment

Raymond Brown visited Sarisbury Green Junior School with one of our grab lorries to donate two tonnes of BS topsoil, enabling the school to start their allotment renovation project.

The school were provided with their allotment earlier this year and have been requesting support from local businesses so that they can develop it. They are the first school within Hampshire to have their own allotment and a group of Year 6 students are putting together a gardening club to work on it.

The school’s new gardening club is overseen by two parent volunteers, Mr Ben Kimble and Mrs Maria Kimble. The children, who have named themselves “SJS Ground Force”, have put together a presentation, which they gave in an assembly, asking for volunteers and, out of the 360 students, they now have 48 volunteers.

Mrs Kimble stated that the allotment would be renovated by both children and volunteer parents and would eventually grow fruit and vegetables and that there would also be flowers planted for the bees and wildlife.

Raymond Brown successfully pass interim Investor’s in People Review

Following the Raymond Brown Group’s Investors In People (IIP) Accreditation in February last year, we have successfully passed an interim review with IIP Practitioner, Dorothy Shrivell.

Dorothy visited the Raymond Brown head office to meet with Steve Clasby, Chief Operating Officer, and Gemma Taylorson, HR Manager, to see how the group businesses are progressing with their targets for improvement set with the initial accreditation last year, discuss key areas the businesses are focusing on and to look at developing an action plan for the next 12 months.

IIP is the mark of high performance in business and people management and, as a result, the business has regular briefings, frequent feedback and review meetings about its performance.

Dorothy commented: “The team were able to confirm that a number of the recommendations highlighted within the IIP report had been implemented and it was helpful to remind themselves of these.  In particular, senior leaders have worked hard to improve communication across the whole business, created more team building opportunities to strengthen inter and intra team relationships and created better awareness of the new values.”

Gemma said: “The recognition from IIP is very positive for us as an organisation, we have also found it invaluable working with them to ensure we are continually improving as an employer.”

Raymond Brown launches new Online Waste Management Portal for Customers

Raymond Brown have launched an exclusive online tool to monitor and improve your waste management performance and costs at anytime, anywhere.

The next generation cloud-based technology provides you with access to all of your waste, giving you complete control over your waste management and the waste streams generated on each site.  The portal gives you traceability of your waste to prove the benefits achieved by recycling and to help your business save money. It provides you with the ability to view order details, transaction history (including copy tickets and invoices) as well as generate reports and download data.  Site waste reports can be generated online too, and it allows you to view, accept or reject work, update details and generate reports.

For more information, or if you are already signed up, visit our Business Portal page to sign in now: https://www.rbwaste.co.uk/business-portal/

For any customers wishing to sign up, please contact us on 01264 720257.

Raymond Brown Waste Solutions Visit Longparish Little School

Raymond Brown Waste Solutions visited Longparish Little School in Andover this week to talk to the children about the importance of recycling and the effects on the environment.

Lindsey Dryden, Site Manager from the A303 Material Recovery Facility, dressed in her PPE (protective clothing) and explained her role within the business, also giving the children an understanding of the importance of being seen and safe on site.  Some of the children were able to try on the safety glasses, gloves and hard hats and Lindsey even let the children stand on her boots so that they had understanding of the protection they provide.

The children were provided with cardboard hands to colour in and they designed a tree from different materials, which the hands were stuck to.  The tree is displayed on the wall of the Little School as a reminder of the visit.

Lindsey commented: “I had a lovely time speaking to the children of Longparish Little School and explaining all about recycling to them and my role within the business.  They were all very interested in my PPE, especially the hard hat, gloves and glasses and enjoyed trying them on!  We then had lots of fun colouring in hands to stick onto a very colourful tree.”

Raymond Brown Waste Solutions have increased recovery rates by 10% over the last year with almost 5,000 tonnes of material going offsite for energy production.

Last year, Raymond Brown commenced a contract with Oakleaf Recycling to supply residual waste to be converted into Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) for energy production.  This has, in turn, seen an average of 470 tonnes of waste per month (almost 5,000 tonnes of material in total) get converted into energy rather than sent to landfill from the A303 Materials Recovery Facility in Andover.

The continued investment and improvements to our recycling capabilities and in creating renewable fuels from the residues of our processes, ensures that we are able to recover more materials which otherwise would be lost to landfill.

Children from Fairisle Junior School visit Nursling Recycling Facility

Children from the local Fairisle School were invited by Raymond Brown to visit our Nursling Recycling Facility to learn about the site and how recycling affects the environment. The 94 children were split into four groups and taken around our site by coach to learn about how the site recycles the material received, and they were also given a classroom lesson on recycling.

Each coach was driven onto the weighbridge and two volunteers from each group were taken into the weighbridge office to sign for and receive a ticket to show their total weight. Operations Director Tim O’Leary compared the weights to African elephants to give the children an idea on scale.

In the classroom the children were given a recycling lesson and provided with cut out paper hands in several colours to write recycling messages onto.  They were then invited to stick them onto their own recycling tree to form a leaf effect, which is on display in the site offices.

Tim commented: “It was great to see the enthusiasm from the pupils taking part. It is so important to help the children understand the pressures on the environment, the world’s resources and the part that they can play in improving things for the future. It is also good to see them having fun whilst learning!”

Investment in new Fines Clean Up Plant whilst striving to achieve zero to landfill

Raymond Brown Waste Solutions have invested in a Fines Processing Plant for our A303 Materials Recovery Facility in Barton Stacey.

The new plant will ensure that we can recover the 10-25mm stone, metal and light material such as wood and polystyrene from our trommel fines material.

This plant investment will result in a reduction of c6,000 tonnes of material being sent to landfill over the next year.

The fines will be loaded into the Proflow DST which incorporates a 10mm screen, magnet and an air separator.

The 10 – 25mm materials will pass through air separation unit technology to separate the light and heavy materials.  The heavies will be recycled into 6F5 crushed with the light material recycled for use as solid recovered fuel.  The magnet will recover over 200 tonnes of ferrous metals per year.

The smaller fines, that are under 10mm in size, will now be the only fines sent to landfill, significantly improving recycling rates for the business.