What a year 2019 has been for us here at Brocklesby Ltd.
Most recently, we were selected from hundreds of entries as the winner of the Green Award at the Hull Daily Mail Business Awards 2019, which celebrate and recognise the outstanding success of businesses in the region. As a proud East Yorkshire business that is rooted in recycling and sustainability, to have won the award in this important category, designed to recognise outstanding performance in environmental awareness, green energy or sustainable activity meant a lot.
Earlier in the year we were recognised as one of the UK’s leading family businesses, chosen as a finalist in the Technology and Innovation category of the 10th National Family Business Awards 2019 held at Wembley Stadium. The awards honour and celebrate the extraordinary 4.8million family-owned businesses in the UK. Our company was selected from hundreds of entries of family businesses all over the UK and Ireland after the panel were ‘blown away’ by our dedication, commitment and pride at being a family business. In being selected as a finalist, we were recognised for our contribution to the environment, local community and the national economy.
We don’t believe in landfill and are committed to recycling 100 per cent of all collected waste, including food waste. And because we’re doing our bit for the environment, we can help you do yours.
In 2017, at an investment of £14m, we built an anaerobic digestion plant with the capability to convert over 60,000 tonnes of food waste into renewable energy, which could power over 11,000 homes. It also provides us with heat to run our own recycling ovens and provides the energy to run part of our factory.
We are constantly innovating and developing products suitable for different markets. If we don’t know what the solution is now, we’ll innovate to try and find one. When we recycle, our process allows us to create renewable energy, green electricity and biofuel.
By replacing fossil fuels with biofuels, every litre of biofuel produced from waste saves approximately 2.8kg of carbon. Our renewable energy delivers a carbon reduction in excess of 84 per cent – we are committed to continually cutting our carbon emissions and improving the environment.
With this in mind, we’re looking forward to 2020, working with customers across the UK and Ireland to take away used cooking oil and fatty food waste, and providing a unique service solving water contamination issues using our specialist oil recovery systems, reducing customer’s cost and preventing environmental risk.
Brocklesby has been celebrating success after being announced earlier this month as the winner of the Green Award at the Hull Daily Mail Business Awards 2019. An award which recognises outstanding performance in environmental awareness, green energy and sustainable activity.
Established in Hull in 1987, Brocklesby has grown into one of the UK’s leading waste cooking oil recycling companies, helping to reduce carbon emissions and support the worldwide commitment to renewables and sustainability.
We’re delighted to have won this award. Brocklesby is green, through and through, we don’t believe in landfill and are committed to recycling 100% of all collected waste, including food waste, to create renewable energy, green electricity and biofuel. By replacing fossil fuels with biofuels, every litre of biofuel produced from waste saves approximately 2.8kg of carbon, while our renewable energy delivers a carbon reduction in excess of 84%. By doing our bit for the environment, we’re able to help other companies do theirs.
With a solutions-based approach, we work closely with customers. Not only do we take away used cooking oil and fatty food waste, we also provide a unique service solving water contamination issues using our specialist oil recovery systems, reducing customer costs and preventing environmental risk.
Anything we can’t clean and blend for biofuel goes straight to our anaerobic digestion plant, which turns all food waste into renewable energy.
With a capability to convert over 60,000 tonnes of food waste into renewable energy, it can produce enough energy to power over 11,000 homes. It also provides us with heat to run our recycling ovens and energy to run part of our factory.
Our commitment to cutting carbon emissions and improving the environment was also recognised by Investors in the Environment Green Award, the highest achievable level.
Oil Equipment is one of our many specialist services at Brocklesby and our expertise in the handling of difficult oils, fats and grease recovery has ensured our customers tanks remain much better maintained and over a longer period. Our recent installation below shows oil skimming recently installed.
With free on-loan equipment, bespoke equipment design and specialist oil recovery units to relieve pressure from DAF systems, it has meant that our customers costs on DAF chemicals is significantly reduced and has a very positive effect on bottom line profit. And this has an uptake in revenue, adding another stream for a company’s top line.
At Brocklesby we see oil recovery as a must do, it enhances profit, keeps sites clean, manages environmental risk, and has a positive health and safety impact. It also reduces possible fines from utility providers keeping discharge consents within permitted limits. We also offer tank cleaning services to keep your equipment working at its optimum and storage of fats and oils at maximum capacity.
We take care of customers across the UK and Republic of Ireland, lending our years of expertise to ensuring that Equipment is running correctly, oils and fats are recovered and brought back to our 10-acre site on our own in-house transport. We recycle everything into renewable fuel for power generation and road transport fuels. But there are further benefits, by replacing fossil fuels our renewable energy delivers a carbon reduction in excess of 84%. Our onsite Biogas plant gives us the opportunity to recover food as a renewable energy too.
Please contact Brocklesby at any time for fats oils grease collections, recovery equipment, tank cleaning and food waste recovery needs.
The first one of our new MAN TGX 26.460’s Euro 6 trucks being handed over to one of our drivers, Steve Snow (pictured with our Transport Manager, Kath Milo).
Over the next 3 years we will take delivery of a further 9 of these vehicles and have gone for a streamlined grey finish. The innovative safety and driver assistance systems, (including Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Guard) help our drivers stay particularly proactive and safe in difficult situations. The cab design offers an upgraded rest area, revised cockpit, plenty of storage space and a practical cool-box, giving the drivers improved, overall comfort.
We will be taking delivery of 3 more trucks this year, with the following 6 in 2019 and 2020.
We have recently received our Investors in the Environment Green award – the highest level award achievable!
This award showcases the hard work and dedication shown by our staff to continually cutting our carbon emissions and improving the environment.
More information here.
Everyone has worked hard to get the site looking and operating the best it ever has, a big well done to all!
Brocklesby is delighted that the biogas anaerobic digester is now fully operational.
We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Brocklesby website. In line with our continued expansion and innovation, our new website showcases our expertise in recycling edible oils and food fats. With the commissioning of our new anaerobic digester we are proud to play a significant role in the worldwide commitment to renewables and sustainability. Our website reflects our commitment to quality and our mission to recycle 100% of collected waste (zero waste to landfill).
Please revisit our website regularly to view the latest developments and news at Brocklesby.
This week saw the arrival of 5 new energy efficient fork lift trucks with automatic shutdown of engines when not in use, helping to reduce our carbon foot print and save fuel.