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Recycling Centre


To help retail customers to reduce their environmental impact, Blakemore Logistics operates its own recycling centre. 

The centre represents a £700,000 investment from A.F. Blakemore and provides facilities to recycle paper, cardboard, polyplastics, aluminium, glass and clothes.

Stores can recycle waste packaged food, paper, soft plastic, bottles and cans, which are backhauled as part of the distribution process. 

Waste food is processed at an anaerobic digestion plant, which generates biogas to supply the National Grid and agricultural supplements. 

The impact of the centre upon Blakemore Logistics has been huge and has resulted in 95% of the division’s overall waste being recycled.  

Not only does the recycling operation reduce stores’ impact upon the environment but it also helps to minimise the rising costs associated with waste disposal.