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Hospitality sector waste management company, SWR, wins UK contract for Morgans Hotel Group

Specialist waste management company for the hospitality sector, SWR, has won the UK contract for Morgans Hotel Group (MHG).

The Group owns and operates 12 boutique hotels across the US and in the UK, including St Martins Lane and Sanderson in London.

Under the new contract SWR will manage all waste at MHG’s two London sites, improving recycling levels from 26 percent to an impressive 80 percent. SWR also aims to simplify the waste management arrangements and reduce the overall cost of waste disposal.

Regional Financial Controller for Sanderson and St Martins Lane, Ralf Albus, said: "Before working with SWR we had made some effort towards organising what we considered to be a strong recycling initiative, specifically through the segregation of our food waste. However, SWR quickly identified ways that we could further improve our practices, in particular the way we managed the storage of waste. SWR have completely changed the layout of the waste collection area and introduced signage that makes waste segregation a very straightforward process, immediately increasing the potential for improved recycling.

"We were also using a number of suppliers and suspected that we were paying too much. SWR helped us to implement a more streamlined operation that would give us better visibility of our costs. Now, we deal solely with SWR and receive just one straightforward monthly invoice. In a short space of time we’ve seen immediate benefits of reduced costs, increased recycling, and onsite operational improvements in waste handling."

SWR’s solution also includes the introduction of a mixed recycling compactor as well as their innovative new Smash & Grab glass crushing machine.

SWR CEO, Giles Whiteley, said: "SWR looks closely at the types of waste a business produces and implements simple waste management solutions designed to make life easier for everyone involved. We promote greener business processes, and where possible, reduce costs. This, combined with industry leading customer service, is what sets SWR apart from other companies and has helped us become the fastest growing waste management company in the UK."

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