Envar recycles compostables and food waste from London events

Envar Composting have been busy providing a recycling solution for food waste and used compostable packaging from London events. Working with A Greener Festival, we took in food waste and compostable packaging from the Platinum Jubilee Pageant and are also taking in food and compostable packaging waste from BST Hyde Park. The waste is taken…

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Recycling compostables from Sandringham Estate

THE SANDRINGHAM ESTATE, ENVAR COMPOSTING AND COUNTRYSTYLE RECYCLING JOIN FORCES IN MAJOR PARTNERSHIP TO CLOSE THE LOOP ON COMPOSTABLES  Envar Composting are proud to announce a major partnership with The Sandringham Estate to supply a number of innovative closed loop services including the recycling of compostable packaging out of the Royal Estate. The unique combination…

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Jubilee Opening Hours

We would like to wish the Queen a happy jubilee for the bank holiday weekend. To give our staff time off to enjoy the extended bank holiday we have adjusted our hours. Please see below notice of the temporary change in hours.

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What is Soil Improver?

What Are Soil Improvers? A Guide To Improving Your Garden’s Soil A soil improver is made from organic material substrate, with the purpose of improving soil – developing its condition, fertility and structure. Soil is often exposed to harmful factors that deteriorates its nutrients for plants. For instance, clay soils can retain moisture but can…

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Rejuvenate soil improver

No dig gardening

What is no dig gardening? No dig gardening is a growing method which creates a rich soil and helps to control weeds. It involves mulching the soil with a layer of soil improver or compost which is left on the surface rather than being dug into the soil. By avoiding digging, the soil structure is…

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why go peat free

Why go peat free?

Why go peat free? The sale of peat to amateur gardeners in England and Wales is to be banned by 2024 and the sale of peat for commercial use is projected to be banned by 2028-2030. Peatlands are the world’s largest carbon store on land. These natural, boggy areas provide valuable ecosystems for both plants…

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Zero50 the green impact podcast

Zero50 The Green Impact Podcast

Zero50 The Green Impact Podcast is a brilliant podcast hosted by Bruce Bratley, CEO and founder of recycling company First Mile. Each week the podcast features people creating solutions for a zero-carbon world. This week Kate Stansfield, our Business Development and Commercial Director explains how Envar compost green and food waste on a large scale.…

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REA Organics 2022 Conference

REA Organics 2022 Conference

REA Organics 2022 Conference is taking place on 31 March at The Berystede Hotel, Ascot. Envar are pleased be supporting the event with our Business Development and Commercial Director, Kate Stansfield who is chairing the morning panel session. They will be discussing the future of organics recycling, looking forward to the sector changes to 2030,…

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Regeneration Woodhurst Press Statement

Envar Composting are pleased to provide an update on our Regeneration Project at our site in Woodhurst. We have recently submitted our Section 25 response to Cambridge County Council’s formal request for further information following the statutory consultation exercise on the Planning Application. The Planning Authority will now consider our application and provide the outcome…

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Huntingdon Community Radio Interview

Envar were pleased to welcome Bill Hensley from Huntingdon Community Radio to our composting site near St Ives, Cambridgeshire. Listen to the interview with Kate, our Business Development & Commercial Director, who explains what happens to the green and food waste that arrives at our St Ives site and talks about our exciting plans for…

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WRAP Food Waste Action Week 2022

Today sees the launch of WRAP’s Food Waste Action Week (7-13 March 2022). This year the spotlight is on kitchen appliances that can help us to reduce food waste in our homes – helping to save the planet! We are pleased to support Food Waste Action Week. Here are some tips on how to reduce…

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New electric vehicle charging points

We have had 2 new electric vehicle charging points installed at our Cambridge site recently. This enables staff with electric vehicles to charge them while on site. Our 1056 solar panels on the roofs of our buildings provide green energy power to our site including the chargers. The solar panels are reducing our annual electricity…

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New material handler

We have just taken delivery of our new Liebherr material handler. Operating in our Cambridge site it will be used to load shredders, move material and feed the screeners. The high lift cab will give the operators an excellent view over the working area making loading easier when operating the machine. We are looking forward…

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CIWM site visit

We were delighted to host a visit from the CIWM London & Southern Counties Professional Development Network yesterday at our Cambridge site. We were able to show them how organic waste and compostable packaging are turned into peat free compost. It was great to meet members of the network and demonstrate our solution to recycling…

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Compostable packaging partnership with Holkham estate

New partnership with Holkham Hall

Envar are excited to announce the launch of a new partnership with The Holkham Estate, on the north Norfolk coast. We will be working alongside Countrystyle Recycling to provide a recycling solution for all compostable packaging used on the estate, working together to achieve Holkham’s commitment to reduce non-recycled waste by 10% every year for…

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Christmas tree recycling BBC radio

Christmas Tree Recycling with BBC Northampton Radio

It was great to welcome Tom Percival from the BBC Northampton breakfast radio show to our Kilsby composting site today. We were able to demonstrate how the Christmas trees from the West Northamptonshire council area are recycled and explain how the trees are processed into compost as well as where the resulting compost product goes…

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world soil day compost benefits

World Soil Day

Today is World Soil Day. This day has been dedicated by the UN to raise awareness of soil health and to create positive change. Many scientists are now convinced that soil health is key to potentially reversing the effects of climate change and restoring the health of the planet. Increasing the use of organic products…

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Envar at Packaging Innovations Show

Packaging Innovations Show

We exhibited at the Packaging Innovations Show earlier this week alongside sister company Countrystyle Recycling. Visitors to our stand were able to find out how we can assist with the collection and processing of compostable packaging. There was lots of interest in the services we can offer with enquiries being made.

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Mission Compostable

Mission Compostable

Cambridge is on a mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the city. It is estimated that emissions from composting food waste is just 14% compared to sending it to landfill. This fact led Envar and Countrystyle Recycling, in partnership with Cambridge BID, to introduce four new public bins for food scraps and compostable packaging.…

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Compost closing the loop

Recycle Week

This week is Recycle Week. We are proud to play a part in transforming waste into a valuable resource. The green waste and food waste we receive on site is processed and turned into compost. The compost is then put back onto the land to grow the next crop. Our closed loop solution ensures that…

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Heathcote Holdings stand at Lets Recycle Live

Envar exhibits at Lets Recycle Live

We exhibited at the Lets Recycle Live event at Stoneleigh Park this week. It was a great opportunity to exhibit alongside our sister companies FGS Organics, Countrystyle Recycling and Verigreen under the Heathcote Holdings group. It was well attended with many visitors to the stand enquiring about our company as well as the Heathcote Holdings…

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Compost supply to allotment

National Allotment Week

This week is National Allotments Week. The theme for this year is ‘Plotting for the Future’ where the society is celebrating the contribution that allotments make to a sustainable future. At Envar Cambridge we have been able to help our local Allotments by supplying our peat free Compost Soil Improver made from green and food…

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Surrey compost donation

Surrey HWRC Compost Donation

A Suez household waste recycling centre in Surrey, has used compost donated by Envar in these brilliant recycled planters. Green waste received at the recycling centre is sent to our Surrey composting facility where it is processed to produce compost. This compost was then delivered back to the recycling centre and used in these imaginative…

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improving soil health

Exciting New Partnership with Countrystyle and Vegware

Envar Composting is pleased to announce a new partnership with Countrystyle Recycling. Working with Vegware, together we will be their only authorised waste collector and composting facility in the Cambridgeshire area. Countrystyle Recycling recently expanded into the Cambridgeshire area through its operations in Thetford and as a sister company to Envar Composting. Our unique partnership…

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St Ives in Bloom compost donation

St Ives in Bloom

We are happy to be continuing support within the local community by providing compost for the annual St Ives in Bloom. If you are passing through the St Ives area keep a look out for the beautiful planters which are sporting our plaques. We wish them all the best for the Anglia in Bloom competition.

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Envar Regeneration

Envar has identified an opportunity for development at the Woodhurst Composting site that will bring together cutting-edge technology in a bid to make an even greater contribution towards sustainability whilst at the same time, significantly reduce odours. It will enable enhanced recovery and use of normally wasted energy through the co-location of waste processing technologies.…

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Envar New Loading shovels

New Loading Shovels

New arrivals at Envar! One of our new JCB 457 loading shovels was delivered last week. It was put straight to work moving and loading compost around the site.

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Envar Cambridgeshire composting site

Cambridge Announcement

Total waste management company, Countrystyle Recycling, working alongside its sister company, Envar Composting Limited (Envar), has announced the launch of its waste collection and treatment services for commercial and industrial customers in the Cambridge area. Countrystyle and Envar are part of the family owned Heathcote Holdings Group of resource management companies and Countrystyle’s operations will…

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Peterson shredder hire Envar

Peterson Shredder Hire

Envar Composting Ltd is now offering for hire the Peterson 2710D Horizontal Grinder Shredder. The machine is a powerful shredder capable of processing a wide range of materials including green waste, waste wood, logs, roots, stumps, and many types of vegetation. Ideally suited to site clearances for biomass production. For more information please contact enquires@envar.co.uk…

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improving soil health

Earth Day 2021

Join us to celebrate Earth Day 2021 on Thursday 22nd April. Every year, the Earth Day movement sets a theme to inspire and encourage positive changes for our planet. The theme this year is Restore Our Earth. We can think of few better ways to restore our Earth than with naturally produced compost, made from…

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compost delivery

Local Deliveries

Last week we delivered compost to the local community at Somersham Bowls Club and a school in St Ives. They were very pleased with their deliveries and are looking forward to using the compost to grow healthy plants. We are pleased to support our local community and wish them well with their growing activities. Thanks…

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Local First Policy

As part of our commitment to sustainability, and the continued working with the local community, Envar aims to reduce our impact on the environment, stimulate the local economy and support local communities through our activities. We strive to procure sustainable, and ethical goods and services. Envar is committed to increasing the proportion of goods and services that…

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Compost delivery to Bluntisham allotments

Bluntisham Allotments

Gardeners at the Bluntisham allotments, local to our composting facility in Cambridgeshire, were pleased to receive a delivery of compost from us earlier today. They were kind enough to comment on the cleanliness of our site and our friendly team. We are pleased to support our local community and wish them well with their allotments.…

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Compost Week 2021 – How to Compost at Home

Composting your food and garden waste greatly helps to reduce waste sent to landfill. Garden waste, spoiled food and scraps make up a large percentage of what we throw away every day. At Envar, we don’t see this waste as rubbish but as a resource to create something new and wonderful: compost.   Compost naturally…

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Green Waste

Compost Week 2021 – What Can be Composted?

In celebration of National Compost Week, we’re answering one of your frequently asked questions every day to provide more information about composting. We very much hope this will encourage more people to get involved in composting, whether by simply recycling their garden and food waste or by starting their very own compost bin.   What…

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soil health

National Compost Week 2021

Composting is a great way to recycle food waste and garden to create fertile soil for a healthier garden. This week (March 15th– 21st) is Compost Week here in the UK. In celebration of this, we would like to fill each day of your week with composting facts, information and advice. You can also follow…

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improving soil health

Why Is Soil Health Crucial to Us All?

While some headlines are warning us that the state of our soil is now a serious threat to the environment, others are saying that good-quality soil can help save the planet. So what exactly is going on and how can you help? Let’s Talk About Soil Soil plays a major part of supporting life on…

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envar compost supply

New Trucks

Our recently sign written trucks are now out and about around the country. Keep an eye out for them as they will be busy bring waste into our sites and taking organic compost out.

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UN World Soil Day

UN World Soil Day

We are proud to support United Nations World Soil Day by doing our part to raise awareness of the importance of soil health. We will be sharing facts, infographics and news articles across our social media pages from Friday 4th – Monday 7th December 2020 to mark the occasion and invite you to join us by sharing…

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Kiss The Ground

Netflix Kiss The Ground

It’s easy to look at the state of the planet and feel despondent. Most climate change documentaries leave you feeling completely powerless and with no solutions or hope. However, the new Netflix documentary ‘Kiss The Ground’ is very different. This groundbreaking feature length documentary demonstrates how soil health can be our biggest weapon in the…

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Solar Project Complete

The project to install 1056 solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels onto the roofs of our buildings at Envar Cambridge was completed on time & within budget with a handover date of the 1st October 2020. This will provide 359.04KW of green power to the site, with the aim of reducing our annual electricity usage by approx.…

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Envar Smart Meter Tip

Having a smart meter fitted (which can be installed free by your energy supplier) can lower your energy bills as it encourages good energy habits. Some homes fitted with a smart meter are showing energy savings between 5-20%. Some advantages of having a smart meter are: 1. You can closely monitor your energy usage and…

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Envar environmental tip

Envar Environmental Tip

How to save money on your electricity bill Lighting accounts for 15 per cent of a typical household’s electricity bill. You can cut your lighting bill and energy use by changing which bulbs you use and how you use them. Houses typically use a mixture of standard light fittings and downlighters or spotlight fittings. Energy…

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PAS100 soil improver analysis

20mm PAS100 Soil Improver Analysis

Our 20mm PAS100 soil improver has been shown to increase microbial activity, water retention and nutrient retention. This green compost also improves the soil structure and friability as well as helping to control erosion. As an accredited PAS100 product, our green compost provides slow release of the major and micro nutrients your soil needs. We…

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Products & Services at Envar Kitsmead Recycling Centre

Alongside the sale of bulk compost, our Kitsmead recycling centre in Surrey accepts green waste, logs, roots and wood chip for disposal. Wood chip and logs are accepted free of charge, roots are charged at £65/t ex VAT and green waste is charged at £38.50/t ex VAT. All materials must adhere to the relevant specifications.…

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Solar investment

  Subject to permitted development planning, Envar will be investing in 1056 solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roofs of our existing buildings, to provide 300KW of green power to the site, helping reduce our electricity usage & lower our carbon footprint.

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windrow turning

Equipment we use

  Envar is a compost producing facility which treats food & garden green waste. To do this we have some specialist equipment like the Menart Windrow turner. One of only two machines in the UK. Equipment facts: •Weight – 35 tons •Height – 5.6 meters •Length – 8.1 meters •Propulsion – tracked •Width – 4.6…

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The New Normal at Envar

Despite the current Coronavirus crisis, we are continuing to support our customers by running business as ‘normal’ as much as possible. Naturally, this new ‘normal’ includes remote working, increased hygiene levels and social distancing but our offering to customers remains the same. We are here for all your organic waste management needs. Both our Cambridgeshire…

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Paper Round compostable packaging scheme

Compostable Packaging Scheme

Envar is pleased to be working in partnership with waste management Paper Round and compostable packaging company Vegware to provide a dedicated compostable packaging solution in London and Brighton. Now, more than ever, foodservice has shifted to more disposable items for packaging to increase hygiene levels amid coronavirus fears. This new service will ensure that…

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home composting environmental tip

Environmental Tip

So, you’re already recycling and you’ve got your reusable coffee cup but perhaps you’re wondering what else you can do to minimise your environmental impact? There are lots of small changes you can make. We are starting, unsurprisingly, with compost. Compost bins are a great way to recycle your food waste and nourish your garden.…

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Covid-19 Update

  We hope that you, your families and colleagues are all well and doing what they can to get through the current situation whilst keeping an eye out for elderly or vulnerable people around you. In spite of the unfolding Coronavirus Envar remains operational. We are operationally ready for as normal a business environment as…

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Eco-Wednesday - don't do dishes

Eco-Wednesday: Don’t Wash the Dishes

Time for another of our eco-Wednesday top tips. Today it’s all about those dirty dishes that have a habit of piling up next to our sinks. According to an article on their website, Friends of the Earth actually recommend that you don’t wash dishes by hand. Instead, they suggest loading your dishwasher until it is…

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cling film alternative

Eco-Wednesday: Cut Out Cling Film

Cling film is part of our everyday lives but is largely unnecessary as there are so many good alternatives that produce zero plastic waste. You could try storing leftover food in reusable pots, glass is better than plastic, and swap cling film for reusable beeswax wraps. These are now widely available and relatively inexpensive when…

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Eco-Wednesday: Saving Energy at Home

It might surprise you but one of the simplest things you can do to help the environment is to turn down your home thermostat a little. In the UK, we tend to be a little over zealous with the central heating and it has huge repercussions in terms of energy usage. If you’re cold, try…

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bathroom recycling

Eco-Wednesday: Recycling In the Bathroom

As part of our eco-Wednesday feature, we will be giving ideas and advice on how you can make your home and lifestyle more environmentally friendly. Most Brits are now pretty savvy with kitchen recycling but recent research claims that our bathroom waste is being missed from our recycling regimes. More than 30,000 tons of widely…

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Eco-Wednesday: Thinking Outside the Compost Box

So, you’re already recycling and you’ve got your reusable coffee cup but perhaps you’re wondering what else you can do to minimise your environmental impact. There are lots of small changes you can make. Managing Director of Envar Composting, Andy Sibley, gives a few examples in his weekly series of blog posts. This week, we…

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Compost UK

New composting site

Envar Composting Ltd, are pleased to announce the acquisition of a composting facility in Chertsey, Surrey, previously operated by Collier Environmental Services Ltd. The facility produces quality PAS100 green waste compost and BS882 certified topsoil for the agricultural, viticultural and horticultural markets. The assets and goodwill in relation to the composting activities of Collier Environmental…

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FGS Organics aquires Envar

 FGS Organics, are pleased to announce the acquisition of Envar Composting Ltd. FGS Organics is an established provider of recycling solutions for the agricultural, industrial, energy and utility sector. The acquisition will see the capacity of their compost operations significantly increase. Based in Cambridgeshire, Envar Composting is the United Kingdom’s largest waste in-vessel and windrow…

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