Bystanders commented that Sunday’s fire at Glinwell’s Nurseries, in Hatfield Road, Smallford, which sent dense clouds of smoke high into the sky, was fuelled by a large number of wooden pallets, along with plastic containers. Firefighters were also called to a blaze in Potters Crouch, between St Albans and Hemel Hempstead – which caused the temporary closure of the A414 and A4147, along with delays on the nearby M1 motorway, due to smoke obscuring motorists’ vision.

 

Bystanders commented that Sunday’s fire at Glinwell’s Nurseries, in Hatfield Road, Smallford, which sent dense clouds of smoke high into the sky, was fuelled by a large number of wooden pallets, along with plastic containers. Firefighters were also called to a blaze in Potters Crouch, between St Albans and Hemel Hempstead – which caused the temporary closure of the A414 and A4147, along with delays on the nearby M1 motorway, due to smoke obscuring motorists’ vision.

 

Andy Cattigan, operations director of Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, commented: “These were two very large fires and they caused a great deal of disruption to the lives of those close to them – both neighbours and motorists.

 

“Storing any combustible material – including wood and plastic – is always a fire risk. So it makes sense to let professionals remove it from your premises and recycle it as soon as possible – rather than hanging on it and adding to your risks and responsibilities.”

 

Waste King offers a complete waste management package – beginning witha free waste audit to help them reduce, reuse or recycle as much as possible.

 

“Being resource efficient also helps you save on landfill tax, which is rising at £8 a year until it reaches £80 in 2014,” Andy pointed out. “For businesses, Waste King provides a reliable and efficient collection service for all their waste management requirements.

 

 

Formed in 2007 by Andy Cattigan and Glenn Currie, Waste King focuses not only on providing a friendly, efficient, cost-effective service but also one which is environmentally friendly. In particular, Waste King's Environment Agency-licensed staff ensure that the maximum amount of waste can be recycled and that all the waste collected is disposed of in an environmentally friendly way – which doesn’t mean being burned.

 

Where wood is concerned, Waste King offers a UK-wide Wood Recycling Service for commercial customers who need to maximise the amount of waste that they recycle while, at the same time, increase business efficiency.

 

“Waste King takes the hassle out of wood waste storage, collection and recycling,” explained Glenn Currie, Waste King’s managing director. “This service is tailored to customers’ needs – supplying the right containers (from skips to bulk carriers) that maximise space efficiency.

 

“We also arrange scheduled or call-off collections at appropriate times for our customers. In addition, Waste King will ensure that all of your waste is recycled, so you avoid landfill tax.”

 

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About Waste King Ltd

 

A specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, Waste King serves the domestic and commercial markets. It focuses not only on providing a friendly, efficient, cost-effective service but also one which is environmentally friendly. In particular, Waste King’s uniformed, Environment Agency-licensed staff take time to ensure that the maximum amount of waste can be recycled and that all the waste it collects is disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

 

Waste King was formed, in 2007, by Glenn Currie and Andy Cattigan, who had experience in sales and IT respectively and were keen to ‘do something to help the environment’.

 

Further information from:

 

Glenn Currie,

Waste King Ltd, 0800 234 3657 / 07761 577001; glenn.currie@wasteking.co.uk

 

Bob Little,

Bob Little Press & PR, 01727 860405; bob.little@boblittlepr.com