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2019 Annual Waste Transfer Notes

03 Jan, 2019

CS Recycling duty of care annual controlled waste transfer note

As we enter a new year, it’s important to create new resolutions, but even more important to ensure waste responsibility is covered! Therefore, it’s time to fill out and return a new Annual Waste Transfer Note "AWTN" to cover waste collected by your commercial recycling provider between 1st January 2019 – 31st December 2019.

Understanding that many of our customers are going paperless, CS Recycling have created an interactive form for each individual company to fill out, which is sent out to our subscribed customer list at the beginning of each year to ensure all our customers have their duty of care covered. We have had many of our customers ask us the question, "why do we need to do this?" Here is the answer...

Why do businesses need to complete waste transfer notes?

All businesses that produce, handle or reprocess waste, and then subsequently move this waste off of their site are required by duty of care laws to have documents relating to where this waste is going.

Further to this, ISO 9001 certified customers may be asked to supply an AWTN documents to their auditors.

What information needs to be contained within a waste transfer note?

  • Current holder/producer of waste details
  • Description of activity
  • Receiver/collector of waste details (including waste carriers licence number)
  • Description of waste
  • Transfer details

To further cover our customers, each collection ticket completed by us and signed by the customer also acts as a waste transfer note in itself.

If you would like to be added to the "AWTN send list" please email

CS Recycling's top tips for Christmas recycling

22 Dec, 2017

Nowadays, we are all much more environmentally aware and Christmas time bares no exception. With all the different types of materials used to make products and product packaging, it is more and more difficult to know what the right things to put in the recycling bin are.

At Christmas time, there is substantially more waste, so here’s a guide with the top tips for recycling, this Christmas.

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The 5 most important things you should recycle

16 Oct, 2015


These days most people realize that out of date and used computers will not go to landfill. But did you know there are lots of companies willing to take them off your hands, along with people willing to refurbish them for people who cannot afford to buy new.

One such service provider is PCD Computer Recycling their website is Not only will they collect for free, they will also provide you with free certification stating the data has been wiped and the environmental disposal of any hardware. At the other end of the spectrum you have computer companies like Dell offering customers old for new recycling when purchasing new computers, along with printer cartridges and laptop batteries.

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Is Dry Mixed Recycling (DMR) Ethical? You Decide

17 Sep, 2015

Under existing EU legislation it became mandatory from January 2015 for companies from all member states to collect waste paper, metal, plastic and glass must be done by separate collection and they must ensure the waste that has been separately collected is not mixed with other materials of different properties.

This requirement applies to the commercial waste sector, for collection of commercial and industrial waste.

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Company Guide to Recycling

11 Sep, 2015

We all know how important it is to recycle waste products within the home environment. Why doesn't this transfer so well to the workplace. The following guide is to help companies set up and create a recycling culture within the workplace.

Maybe the first question to ask is, as a business why should we recycle in the first place? Well the truth is it makes good business sense.

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Insight: How do you recycle paper?

20 Aug, 2015

In the UK we recycle over 78% of our paper and have already exceeded the European Declaration on Paper Recycling for 2011 to 2015. As a nation, we use over 12.5 million tonnes of paper each year.

In 2008, a study showed that 11 million tonnes of CO2 was avoided by recycling paper. This equates to taking 3.5 million cars of the road.

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Interesting recycling facts for home-work

13 Aug, 2015

What is recycling?

Recycling is when we re-use products, packaging and food that we no longer need. It is then turned into something new or recycled into energy.

The reason why we recycle is to reduce our use of new raw materials, which cost a lot of money to produce. By recycling our waste we are helping to reduce our carbon footprint, as we use less energy and raw materials to produce more products.

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Plastic Packaging Recycling for Businesses

07 Jul, 2015

Compared with other waste streams such as paper, cardboard or metals, the rate of plastics recovered for recycling is very low. It is estimated only around 8 % is recycled resulting in 92 % of all plastic waste heading to landfill.

Most companies & businesses receive goods or send out goods on pallets covered in LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene) more commonly known as ‘cling film’, ‘pallet wrap’ or ‘shrink wrap’ plastic. It is the most common type of plastic used by UK manufacturers.

This type of plastic, like all others take many years to decompose in landfill sites when in fact it is widely recycled and CS Recycling can help advise you how best to do this.

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Paper & Cardboard Recycling for Schools

30 Jun, 2015

Some statistics about schools first, courtesy of ‘The Department for Education’.

There are over 24,000 schools in England alone with over 8.2 million students. This is a huge number when you consider that paper is the main recyclable material generated by schools, accounting for at least 25% of total waste, followed by cardboard packaging from canteens and equipment supplies.

Most schools currently spend between £ 300 and £ 1000 on waste disposal each year depending on size and produce a minimum of 1 tonne of waste per term. This bill could be reduced if you recycled your paper and cardboard.

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How to Identify Different Types of Plastic

07 Aug, 2014

How to Identify Different Types of Plastic

Types of plastic are identified by different symbols. The codes are agreed internationally in order to provide clarity on the chemical makeup of each plastic substrate and determines the grading for recycling of these substrates.

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Deposits for Glass & Plastic Bottles Ignites Debate

11 Jun, 2014

Should the UK reintroduce deposits on glass bottles and go a step further to include deposits on plastic bottles and cans?

Currently there is a campaign running in the Netherlands to maintain the refundable deposit on glass bottles and even expanding this to include plastic and cans.

Known as one of the fore runners and core recycling countries in Europe, the Dutch Parliament is currently discussing a move to abolish it.

Scandinavian countries have refundable deposits on cans, Belgium on large plastic bottles and in Germany on both cans and plastic bottles.

Plastic waste remains a large problem for Europe and beyond.

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Watch our Video on Paper Recycling for Printing Companies

29 Apr, 2014

At CS Recycling we offer a full range of recycling services tailored to your individual requirements.

We help printing organisations across North London and Home Counties recycle their waste paper and cardboard quickly, safely whilst observing current legislation.

We know the price you get for your recycled material is a defining factor when considering a change in supplier however this is not the only consideration.

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Choosing the Right Cardboard, Paper or Plastic Baler

17 Apr, 2014

Running a business generates recyclable waste that must be disposed of in the correct way.

Separating materials into bins is one method or alternatively you can compact your recyclables into a baler.

There are two basic types of balers, a vertical baler is sufficient in most cases or horizontal balers for very high volumes of material.

You will want to make sure to choose the right one for you based on the waste type and volume you will be handling Cardboard, Paper or Plastic.

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