Hospitality Recycling

Hospitality Recycling

Hospitality Businesses generate a wide and varied range of waste that includes many resources that can be recycled. Paper, cardboard, glass, plastic conatainers, aluminium cans, steel cans and organic waste are all generated.

Reclaim has developed services specifically designed for coordinating the sorting and collecting of recyclable products from food preparation waste.

Our Account Managers can help you develop a resource recovery solution for your business. Reclaim can help you divert waste away from landfills and provide recycling certainty for you, your team, your customers and your community.

We reclaim these valuable recyclable materials from offices:

  • Plastic, Metal, Glass Containers (formerly MultiCycle services)
  • Cardboard & Plastic Film Cages, Bins & Drop Off
  • Food waste (formerly OrganiCycle services)
  • Glass bottles and containers (formerly GlassCycle services)

We also provide general waste services via industry partners so all waste can be managed by one service provider.

Hospitality Recycling

Mixed Clean Containers

Reclaim provides a convenient service for the collection of recyclable containers: plastic bottles, aluminium cans, steel cans, glass bottles and glass jars. Some existing bins are still labelled as MultiCycle, we are replacing these with new labels that highlight the collection of Containers.

Reclaim waste plastic services include but are not limited to:
  • Plastic Film (film and shrink wrap)
  • HDPE (milk and janitorial containers, industrial drums)
  • PET (soft drink bottles, industrial packaging)
  • Plastic Strapping (industrial strapping)

Aluminium can be recycled indefinitely, as reprocessing does not damage its structure. Aluminium is also the most cost-effective material to recycle. Aluminium is a key resource to recover and it makes sense to recycle cans, they are light and can easily be crushed for transportation.

Steel cans are the easiest type of packaging to recycle as they can be
picked out of the garbage and recycling waste by magnetic separation. Each steel can is 100% recyclable. It can be recycled over and over again into new products, like bikes and of course new steel cans.

Hospitality Recycling

Wire Cages and Metal Bins

Standard bins are 1.8m W x 1.4m H x 1.5m D with a capacity of 3.5 cubic metres. Cardboard Bins and Plastic Film Bins can be customised to suit individual requirements. Bins are emptied on site by a front-loader truck. The bin remains on site at all times. Servicing of bins is either on-demand or a regular call schedule depending upon volumes.

660 Litre Bins
Businesses with smaller volumes of cardboard or with limited space can make use of 660 litre collection service. Servicing is by way of a regular scheduled collection day either, weekly, fortnightly or monthly. In special circumstances where volumes warrant servicing can occur more frequently to suit your needs.

Hospitality Recycling

Food Waste

Food waste is sourced from various cooked food waste, meats, veggies, dairy produce, can be mixed with serviettes. Reclaim ensures this waste is turned into compost.

120 or 240 litre food waste bins are supplied to conveniently and cleanly dispose of organic waste. Some existing bins are still labelled as OrganiCycle, we are replacing these with new labels that highlight the collection of food waste.

Hospitality Recycling

Glass

240 litre wheelie bins are an efficient method for collecting glass bottle, jars and aluminium cans. The bins hold approximately 300 stubbies or 100 wine bottles.

Some existing bins are still labelled as GlassCycle or GlassReclaim, we are replacing these with new labels that highlight the collection of Glass Containers. Colour separation is not required for GlassCycle wheelie bins.

Broken crockery, drinking glasses or plate glass can not be accepted.

Bin collection is either on-demand or a regular call schedule depending upon volumes. Glass bins are either exchanged or emptied on site by a side-loader truck.

The glass is transported to O-I NZ and is reprocessed back into new glass containers. The aluminium cans are baled and exported for processing back into new cans.

Lockable Glass Bins
If there is risk of rubbish contamination lockable Glass bins can be supplied. There is a charge for each padlock.

Bulk Bins
Bulk bins are available for large amounts of glass bottles and jars. Bin sizes vary from 10 to 30 cubic metres. Larger bins have three compartments for colour separation into green, brown (amber), and clear (flint).

Downloads

Auckland Recycling Services Brochure
View and download Reclaim's services profile brochure. It contains information relating to our company, our services, product specifications, operational guidelines and recycling advice. (2.58mb)
 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why are there different bin labels and what do they mean?
    There are older-type bin labels in circulation, these were used by us when we were known as Paper Reclaim. Our new labels are slowly replacing the older labels. You can view all our labels on our website: Understanding Labels. If you want a new label posting to you to replace an older label please use our contact form.
  • Why should I eliminate waste going to landfills?
    A lot of the waste sent to landfills never goes away, it just stays there rotting. Some waste breaks down as harmless matter, but too much ends up producing methane gases and/or toxic sludge (both can escape landfills and harm our environment).
  • Why are Usage Reports important?
    A Usage Report shows the amount of recyclable waste collected by us for your account the previous month, it includes all sites and all services listed under your account. The report can be downloaded in PDF or Excel formats and this information allows your businesses to report how much recyclable waste you have been able to divert away from landfills, demonstrating sustainable business practice. To view your Usage Reports you must register to access our Customer Portal.
  • Do I have to pay to have my recyclable waste removed?
    This really depends on the type and amount of recyclable waste you generate. Reclaim sorts and prepares resources that are valued by recycled product manufacturers. If the cost of collecting these resources from you is less than what we get paid for them, then we are unlikely to charge you for removal. If the cost of collection is greater than what we get paid then we apply charges to recover our costs. These are typically made up of rental charges and/or collection fees.
  • Can other businesses near me share a Reclaim disposal bin?
    Yes, as long as the correct recyclable waste is deposited in each bin this is fine. It is in your interest to collect as much communal recyclable waste as you can, as greater and more fequent collections means you can avoid charges. Small volumes of recyclable waste, collected occassionally, will likely incur charges.
  • How do I check that I have the right number and size of bins & cages for my recycled waste?
    Our bins & cages are colour coded and sized to meet the specific waste production needs of customers. It is generally good practice for us to collect full bins or cages, rather than them being half full or empty. We prefer the frequency of our collections to be based on the collection of full bins and cages. It is therefore important to get the right size bin or cage, and the number required, to try and achieve regular full collections.

    Customers typically do not want waste sitting around too long, and do not like to see it overflowing. If this applies to you then you need to talk to us. You may need smaller or fewer cages and bins, or more, or you may need us to increase our collection fequency.
  • Why is it so important to separate specific waste products in separate bins?
    Waste sorted at source leads to easier and more consistent sorting back at our sorting factories. Manufacturers of recycled products prefer the base materials, supplied by us, to be a pure as possible with minimal cross-contamination of the various recyclable materials that can enter a waste stream.
  • Why should I ensure cans, tins, bottles and packaging is clean and free from residue?
    Waste cleaned at source leads to easier and more consistent sorting back at our sorting factories. Manufacturers of recycled products prefer the base materials, supplied by us, to be a pure as possible with minimal cross-contamination of the various residues that can enter a waste stream. Fats, breases and oils can create many problems.
  • Is Reclaim a recycling company that actually makes new products?
    We do not make recycled products: We play a crucial part in the recycling chain.
    We help develop recycling policies and procedures for customers, so used resources are reclaimed rather treated as rubbish.
    We ensure the right type of disposal systems are in place, depending on waste type, frequency and volume.
    We provide timely collection of recovered resources, using specially designed collection vehicles.
    We carefully sort and prepare recyclables for optimum resource quality for future product manufacture.
    We maintain effective supply and trading arrangements with recycled product manufacturers, adhering to sustainability principles and providing recycled product assurance.
  • How does your Residual Waste service reduce waste going to landfills?
    A lot of the waste sent to landfills never goes away, it just stays there rotting. Some waste breaks down as harmless matter, but too much ends up producing methane gases and/or toxic sludge (both can escape landfills and harm our environment).

    Our goal is to switch businesses over to a new way of managing waste removal. By providing a Residual Waste service, we believe attention and interest in the need to divert waste to landfills will increase. Our customers are encouraged to correctly deposit their recyclable waste and reduce the amount of residual waste they generate. In doing this, waste collection schedules become less frequent and/or larger bins are replaced by smaller bins, leading to the eventual removal of bins and no waste going to landfills. This process signals progress towards zero-waste, all leading to reduced landfill waste and reduced running costs.

    This is not a separate service, it is only offered combined with one or more of our recycling services. It is only available in the Auckland region.
  • What is the best way to contact you?
    Our customer service system is designed to manage information supplied via web-based contact forms so we can ensure your specific enquiry is managed by the right people. Our telephone operators also use these forms. If you are already a customer, register for a user name and log in on our Customer Portal. You will then be able to view your information and request services specific to your needs. Otherwise, please use the Contact Form and specify the nature of your enquiry. If you want to join Reclaim, complete our Join Reclaim form and we will be in touch soon.
  • How do I find out more about you?
    In the first instance, visit the Reclaim section of this web site. If you need more information, please complete our Contact Form and ask for specific information in the comments field.
  • How many visits do you make to collect Auckland's recyclable resources and how many kms do you travel?
    Our fleet of collection trucks make 24,000 visits and travel 100,000 kms each month.


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