(left to right above): Managing director Bernadette McGuinness, workshop manager Paul McGuinness, managing director Patrick McGuinness, operations manager Stuart Knight and accounts supervisor Louise Gay)
PMG Services, the Bristol based road sweeping and waste recycling company has been named Environmental Business of the Year in the prestigious Bristol Business Awards.
At a recent award ceremony held at the new Ashton Gate sports stadium in Bristol, PMG faced stiff competition in the environmental category but won the award for its impressive recycling operation which can process up 25,000 tons of road sweeping and gully emptying waste a year. All the waste products were recycled achieving ‘zero waste to landfill’. In addition, this new facility has provided jobs for three local people and an apprenticeship.
Said managing director Patrick McGuinness: “We are absolutely delighted to win this award. We have a great team of people here at PMG and it’s down to the hard work of everybody that we have been able to build this business from one man and a road sweeper 26 years ago to the company we are today. This award is as much for them as it is the management team.
“There’s no doubt that our recycling plant makes a significant contribution to landfill reduction and the products we produce help other companies especially construction firms meet their environmental targets too.”
In 2015 PMG was instrumental in keeping 12, 500 tons of road sweeping waste out of landfill and will have recycled and diverted a further 18,000 tons by the end of 2016.
The 2010 introduction of new legislation preventing operators from landfilling liquids gave PMG the motivation to invest in the state of the art recycling plant. The facility in St Phillips Bristol was installed in 2013 to treat the waste collected by their own 41 vehicle fleet of sweepers, tankers and gully emptiers and create a new revenue stream by offering the recycling service to others.
Customers currently include the councils of Bristol City, South Gloucestershire and Bath along with major highways infrastructure company Skanska and various blue chip construction companies.
The company is one of only a very few in the UK to meet the Environment Agency’s approved quality protocol for end of waste criteria which means PMG can sell its recycled sand and aggregate for re-use by construction companies in applications including pipe bedding and road building.
All of the organic material goes for onwards treatment where it is mixed with sewage sludge to make Non-Pas 100 compost. Oversize material and litter is sent on to a company who turns it into refuse derived fuel (RDF) which is used for power generation.
To find out more about PMG Services and its recycled sand and aggregate products please telephone 0117 972 8564 or email [email protected]