Lili Waste Expands Operations with £1M Investment in Canterbury Depot

Lili Waste has acquired the trade waste contracts from Council’s current municipal waste supplier, which has led to the opening of its eighth waste site

Waste disposal can be a time consuming and frustrating business – from unreliable collections, missed ones or the wrong bins.

But Canterbury commercial waste collection is in safe hands after Lili Waste was successful in completing an acquisition of the city’s trade waste business from the Council’s current municipal waste supplier.

The deal has led to the company opening its eighth depot – this time at Hersden on the edge of the Canterbury. The other depots are located in Paddock Wood in Tonbridge, Southampton, Cardiff, Sheffield, Leeds, Hull and South London.

A smooth transition

Lili Waste owner Matthew Miles says it is a welcome expansion to the business, and reinforces the company’s position in the London and Kent area.

He also hopes it will be business as usual across Canterbury in terms of commercial waste collection.

“After three months of negotiation, Lili Waste have completed the purchase of the trade waste business,” Matthew said.

“The decision not to renew the contract led to a surplus of commercial waste which needed to be addressed. Lili Waste will endeavour to keep the transition for businesses and the city as smooth as possible on a daily basis.”

The acquisition covers the city centre and contracts up as far as areas such as Whitstable and Herne Bay. The capital invested also includes new state-of-the-art vehicles which have 360 CCTV, live reporting back to the head office in Tonbridge and driver safety management.

Serving Canterbury

In Canterbury, there are specific glass waste and cardboard waste collections, alongside general waste collections.

“Canterbury is a popular tourist destination: consistently one of the most-visited cities in the United Kingdom, the city’s economy is heavily reliant upon tourism,” said Matthew.

“In such a beautiful area as Canterbury, Lili Waste is proud to offer the best business waste services available.”

Lili Waste offers services in Bexleyheath, Dartford, Erith, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Paddock Wood, Maidstone, Rochester, Staplehurst, Marden, Hawkhurst, Hythe, Ramsgate, Margate, Herne Bay, Whitstable, Isle of Sheppey, Faversham, Ashford, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Rochester, Gravesend, Aylesford, Chatham, Gillingham and Cranbrook.

Impressive recycling rates

Lili Waste works with other contractors to ensure that landfill is kept to zero.

One example of this locally is the established relationship Lili Waste has with Ling Metals, which specialises in the bulk transfer of waste for energy.

This relationship will continue to grow as part of the new contract with waste being taken to Ling Metals’ Canterbury site and thereafter moved on to bulk haulage for incineration, where appropriate.

“Therefore all of the waste Lili collects in the Canterbury area will all be in essence recycled,” said Matthew. “Harry Ling of Ling Metals has been very helpful to facilitate our site and our recycling needs.”

A nationwide commitment

Lili Waste works with clients across London, Kent, Hampshire, Yorkshire and South Wales to help them recycle as much of their waste as possible with bins and containers to make separation of waste as simple as possible.

Every type of residential and commercial waste can be handled by the expert team at Lili Waste from cardboard to medical waste with the fleet of more than 30 trucks nationwide. It serves the likes of Pizza Express, Subway, Domino’s, schools and establishments across the UK.

Decades of experience

Matthew has around 30 years of experience in delivering trade waste services in various parts of the country, which evolved from being a refuse lorry driver. On aggregate, the management team has more than 100 years of waste management experience.

He decided to found Lili Waste, which last year made the move into Wales, to collect and recycle waste for trade and industry. Two years ago Lili Waste also launched a festival waste management service.

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