Recycling & Reuse

Merit follow the Waste Hierarchy Model whereby we seek to reduce, re-use, recycle, recover and dispose in that order. 

We will first seek to identify whether items can be used within the client’s estate. 

With our client’s permission, we will then commence our reuse process where we organise and distribute unwanted furniture to schools.  For over ten years we have been making a positive impact on the working environment of many local schools by donating them furniture that would otherwise be disposed of.  We were delighted to recently partner up with Business 2 Schools (B2S) to drive this iniative forward and significantly increase the amount of schools we can help.  

Our dedicated recycling centre within our premises is then utilised to responsibly sort, compact and recycle any unwanted items and packing materials that are not suitable to be re-used.  Items are broken down and separated into cardboard, wood, metal , plastic and general waste.  On-site recycling equipment can only be operated by trained personnel. 

Following the completion of reduce, reuse and recycle Merits aim to be left with minimal general waste.  Nonetheless, Merits organise any remaining waste to be collected and recycled by Equinox Ltd (our preferred recycling partner) in a bid to continue the sustainable process of disposing waste responsibly.  They have a vast amount of experience in the industry and are highly trained to overcome any obstacles that may confront them to achieve zero waste to landfill.

Thank you for your kind donations. The opportunity to have new furniture for the staff room is a real luxury - we can’t afford to spend money on areas that don’t directly affect children’s learning. Our staff will be better able to do their jobs as a result.

Mr Hindman, Headteacher at Bisha Luffa Cofe School