Big C to cut the cost of charity shop waste by boosting recycling

– New bin roll out in partnership with Anglian –

Norfolk-based Big C Cancer Charity is diverting waste from landfill and increasing its recycling rates, thanks to a new partnership with Anglian Waste Recycling.

Having carried out a waste audit, Anglian is now rolling out 16 new bins across 10 Big C shops to collect three different types of waste – dry mixed recycling, glass and general waste. Everything is then being collected by Anglian Waste Recycling for sorting and processing locally at its licensed facility in Attleborough, with zero being sent to landfill. A monthly waste report produced by Anglian will also enable Big C to monitor recycling rates and identify any additional opportunities.

Suzanne Comaskey, retail operations manager at Big C, said: “We are pleased to be partnering with Anglian which will help us to dispose of waste from our charity shops in a more sustainable way. The new contract with Anglian not only stops our waste from being sent out of the region to be processed but, by adding in new bins and segregating it as it comes out of our shops, we will be doing our bit to recycle more.”

Jamie Parker, key account manager at Anglian, said: “We’re delighted to help Big C make its operations more environmentally friendly. Waste has become a key focus for any kind of retail outlet looking to improve their sustainability credentials and for a charity such as Big C, this can also provide a way to potentially save some vital funds. By carrying out a waste audit to see what they currently throw away, we were able to identify additional ways for them to segregate their waste which will enable them to recycle more. As a local business, we are pleased to be supporting such an important charity on our doorstep.”

Anglian Waste Recycling offers a free waste audit for businesses and organisations looking to achieve their sustainability goals, reduce the impact of waste on the environment and save money. To find out more, see

About Anglian

The region’s fastest growing waste management company and metal recycling facility, Anglian Waste Recycling is part of the Anglian Waste Recycling Group. Established in 2007, the Group also includes Anglian Demolition & Asbestos Ltd, Anglian Scaffolding, Anglian Earthworks & Remediation, Anglian Metal Recycling and Anglian Skip Hire.

A multi-service contractor, Anglian’s expertise covers all manner of construction, waste and associated services from asbestos surveys and waste collections, to scaffolding for residential, commercial or industrial settings.

The company has a 17 year heritage in the demolition industry, which has a natural synergy with recycling. The dedicated waste division operates from a licenced 10-acre site in Attleborough, Norfolk. To find out more, and

Further press information

Claire McGill, marketing manager – Anglian Waste Recycling, email: [email protected], tel: 01953 528888

About Big C

Big C is one of East Anglia’s largest cancer charities, having raised £40 million since it was founded over 40 years ago. Today, Big C’s loyal supporters help the charity raise on average £3 million pounds every year to help those in our community who are affected by cancer.

Seven Cancer Support and Information Centres and Hubs, located in Norwich, King’s Lynn, Great Yarmouth, Charles Burrell Centre in Thetford, the Macmillan Centre at Cromer Hospital and the Peartree Centre in Suffolk, provide friendly, specialist, practical and emotional support for those with a cancer diagnosis and their families in a non-clinical environment. Services include professional counselling, complementary therapies, group therapy, wellbeing programmes and welfare advice in partnership with Citizen’s Advice.

Support is available via the Big C virtual centre, offering video 1:1 support, virtual support groups and over the telephone too, for those who can’t travel to Big C’s centres, or who prefer support from the comfort of their own home.

Big C is based in the heart of the Norwich Research Park, where the charity has helped to fund internationally significant research projects, greatly benefiting local people and having a global impact on our understanding of preventing and treating cancer. To find out more, please visit:

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