Benchmarking Review leads to opportunities to increase recycling and reduce costs
Having initiated some excellent on-site solutions including installing a “Zero to
Landfill” policy and some robust internal collection processes, the Trust were
struggling to understand why their recycling rates were relatively low. They were
also looking at implementing additional solutions to increase the re-use of material
produced as waste streams across their whole portfolio of buildings.
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) engaged i-Clean
Systems to undertake a recycling and waste benchmarking review that would
report on all aspects of recycling and activity across the facility; this included an
evaluation of the entire current service provision, inclusive of: process analysis,
assessment of console configurations within the buildings and investigation into
end of life solutions.
The benchmarking review, which appraised every aspect of the recycling and waste
processes and protocols across the building portfolio, including all costs, waste
streams and end of life solutions, provided evidence and actions so that GMMH are
now able to plan a strategy for the future and move forward.
As part of their report i-Clean Systems were able to produce a list of about 20
innovative next step strategies and solutions that will help the organisation move up
the waste hierarchy. These strategies are specific to the buildings and environment
in which the Trust operates. They take account of changing bin configurations,
introducing additional stream collections and increasing engagement with the
circular economy, which will fundamentally increase recycling and reduce costs.
Quick win solutions and others that need a more long-term approach were included
in these strategies. Improved methods of reporting and data collection also formed
a key part of the outcomes. Savings should exceed 20% of the annual budgets
across the sites and this represents a return on the investment with i-Clean
"Our engagement with i-Clean Systems represented a very radical approach to
reviewing our recycling and waste issues and position. The guarantee offered
against cost reduction reduced the risk and exposure of the Trust to further costs.
We can now implement many of the strategies and ideas that i-Clean have put
forward to drive change and create a greener environment for our customers, staff
and visitors to our numerous facilities."
Ian Hankinson - Head of Facilities
ABOUT GREATER MANCHESTER MENTAL HEALTH NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
The Trust provides a wide range of
services in the treatment and
recovery of mental health conditions
and substance misuse across
Manchester and the North West of
England. The care includes inpatient
and community-based mental health
care for people living in the region.
The Trust employs around 4,750
members of staff, who deliver
services from more than 130
locations. Over a 12-month period,
we see in the region of 53,000
service users. The business of
GMMH is managed by a board of
directors. The board work closely
with the council of governors, who
provide local accountability by
representing the interests of
members and partner organisations.
For further information please contact us on:
T: 01684 580680