Large Retail Market

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Our Client is a large retail market which has operated from its current site for over 30 years. With more then 300 stalls, the market has existed since the 1400s, selling a wide variety of goods and services. There are three main areas: the Market Hall, the Fish & Meat Hall and the Open Market, keeping the market operating six days a week (Monday to Saturday). The market’s management team also operate a local Market Hall three days a week, and a Saturday market. 


The waste management service that the market was previously using was heavily subsidising their waste removal operation, which led them to look for a new waste management service. Their waste comprises of the following:

  • Mixed waste annual tonnage totals approximately 430 tonnes per annum. 
  • Cardboard tonnage totals approximately 100 tonnes per annum.


We service the three markets and all waste is collected and disposed of by Viridor. We do not use any external disposal sites, nor do we use any sub-contractors.

The key drivers for this customer are keeping costs down and receiving a reliable service.

What we offer to our client:

  • 100% diversion from landfill by using our Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Runcorn and our local ERF facility in Bolton, reducing their carbon footprint and being ‘more green’ by having their waste disposed of locally.
  • Our client now collects approximately 20% of their total waste as recyclable baled cardboard. 
  • Consistent service, with one point of contact to organise all bookings and support, from a reliable and professional team. 
  • Containers well serviced to suit their desired frequency, with our local facilities and collection vehicles, with the right capacity and technology, ensuring their reputation as an award-winning market is upheld.