CMS TRADE has given further details of the free recycling service that was launched when the new division of CMS Window Systems came into being earlier this year.
The company explained: “The Scottish Landfill Tax (SLfT) standard rate is currently £91.35 per tonne, which is why local authorities are required to charge commercial customers (as well as householders through taxation), and this can amount to a significant cost to installers over the course of a year.
“But, in addition to boosting the bottom line for installers, CMS Trade’s recycling service is an important selling point for homeowners and commercial customers, who are increasingly seeking assurances that recycling is being undertaken wherever possible in the supply chain for building works.”
General manager Colin Torley added: “Recycling has become routine in our daily lives and, with the award winning facilities and processes we have in-house, there is no reason why post-use windows and doors shouldn’t be put to good use rather than being dumped in landfill. For any installer seeking to reduce their costs, this service has enormous value, but don’t forget the appeal to end-customers too as the demand for suppliers to be more sustainable grows ever stronger.”
For the last two years CMS has diverted 100% of its waste away from landfill, with 97% being separated and sent away to respective re-processing specialists and the remaining 3% going to waste-to-energy plants to generate electricity. In 2017-18, this amounted to more than 2,800 tonnes of waste handled through a unique operation that has seen CMS win numerous environmental awards, including a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2017 and a Green Apple Award last year.