Waste King continues recycling for the British film industry

The specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, Waste King, is continuing its special relationship with the British Film Industry by not only supplying a 40 yard waste container to Elstree Film Studios but also recycling 100 per cent of the materials that were put into it.

“We pledge to recycle at least 75 per cent of all the waste materials we collect from our customers,” said Waste King’s managing director, Glenn Currie.

“And, this time, we’re delighted to say that we recycled absolutely everything we collected. Nothing whatsoever went to landfill – which has got to be good news for our environment.”

Some two years ago, Waste King – which has domestic, industrial and commercial customers – began working in the film industry by clearing up the various shooting locations used in making the comedy drama feature film, ‘Re-uniting the Rubins’, after each day’s filming.

The film – which starred Timothy Spall, Rhona Mitra, James Callis and Honor Blackman – was shot in South Africa, Elstree Film Studios and locations in and around London including The Fish Market at Canary Wharf, Radisson Hotel in Canary Wharf, the University of Harrow and Radlett Cricket and Rugby Clubs.

Currie explained: “Making the film involved a lot of people and they were moving to new locations regularly. When they moved location, it was important to clear the site where they had been completely – otherwise the film company could have been accused of fly tipping.

“The film company couldn’t leave any waste and, in any case, needed to concentrate on making the film,” he said. “So they were happy to call us in to ensure that what they didn’t need any more was recycled in a highly environmentally friendly way.

“Since then, we’ve continued working for film companies and film studios – ensuring that the significant amounts of waste that are produced by this industry are disposed of in as ecologically friendly a way as possible,” he added.