BIOWISE Limited (T/A Wastewise) last month supported a team of over 50 staff and volunteers from St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds with their 2021 Christmas Tree collection initiative.
More than 2,150 trees were collected from nine postcodes across the Leeds district, over half of which were deposited at the Biowise green waste composting site in Esholt. Biowise, who last year won a contract with Leeds City Council to manage 15,000 tonnes of green waste, operates the seven-acre site on the Yorkshire Water Treatment facility in accordance with BSI PAS 100 and Compost Quality Protocol standards.
“We were delighted to assist St Gemma’s with their fund-raising scheme, a great way to ensure the Christmas trees can be sustainably recycled whilst raising substantial funds for an amazing cause at the same time,” commented Bob Wilkes, Operations & Development Manager at Biowise.
The site at Esholt has a capacity to process 75kpta of garden waste which is converted into quality compost for use in horticulture, agriculture and landscaping.
“A huge thank you to everyone involved in the 2021 Christmas tree collection for coming together to raise such a fantastic amount, supporting patients and their families across Leeds. It really was a community effort and carried out under difficult circumstances,” said Emma Heslington from St Gemma’s Hospice.
Biowise operates three composting facilities across the North of England processing over 200,000 tonnes per annum of organic waste, including food and garden waste, promoting the use of sustainable waste treatment methods to help achieve zero waste to landfill.
Following a very successful year of growth, the firm continues to seek opportunities to broaden its waste-processing infrastructure, which includes materials recycling, biomass and alternative fuel production facilities.