The brief

During the construction of JBR, the design of which had always incorporated a manual waste collection strategy based on conventional bins, the developer concluded that traditional waste collection would not effectively handle the projected waste volumes of 35 tons each day.

The decision to implement Envac’s Pneumatic Waste Collection System (PWCS) saved the developer time, space and costs related to the manual collection of waste.

The result

Since the system’s inauguration in 2007 Envac has:

Delivered a 100 per cent success rate in preventing overfull bins whilst automatically and ‘invisibly’ collecting over 12,000 tonnes of waste from every source to the collection station each year

Reduced the manual handling of waste by 85 per cent

Reduced the cost of waste collection, predominantly attributable to teams of porters manually moving bins from storage rooms to kerbside areas, by 60 per cent resulting in payback being achieved within 7 years

Converted space originally designed for bin storage rooms into facilities management offices and bulky waste storage areas

Reduced the space required for in building waste storage by 74 per cent

Expanded JBR’s waste collection capacity to accommodate its thriving commercial and retail district without requiring any more space or modifications to the existing Envac collection station and pipe network.

-Reduced by 90% the number of hours waste collection trucks spend at JBR each day

-Eliminated the storage of waste bins on the side of the road awaiting collection, thus greatly improving amenity

-Eliminated the negative environmental aspects associated with waste collection

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