An excellent company with an excellent service, efficient and friendly. Always willing to help.
They braved the icy roads and snowy conditions to collect our Christmas trees on time and we're delighted by the 100% recycling rate.
Rev Graham Clarke
My urgent request for Waste King to remove a very unusual, large and heavy item was met with professionalism and speed.
Debbie AllenBritish Heart Foundation
Staff were very polite, friendly and helpful. One of the few people we have used who delivered the service they advertised.
Mr & Mrs Brown
The service which Waste King provided was superb. The team were patient and helpful with me as I am 66 years old. These guys put on a good show and I would recommend them to anyone.
Two large fires in the St Albans area last month have illustrated the dangers of storing - rather than recycling - combustible materials.
Bystanders commented that Sunday’s fire at Glinwell’s Nurseries, in Hatfield Road, Smallford, which sent dense clouds of smoke high into the sky, was fuelled by a large number of wooden pallets, along with plastic containers. Firefighters were also called to a blaze in Potters Crouch, between St Albans and Hemel Hempstead - which caused the temporary closure of the A414 and A4147, along with delays on the nearby M1 motorway, due to smoke obscuring motorists’ vision.
Andy Cattigan, operations director of Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, commented: “These were two very large fires and they caused a great deal of disruption to the lives of those close to them – both neighbours and motorists.
“Storing any combustible material – including wood and plastic – is always a fire risk. So it makes sense to let professionals remove it from your premises and recycle it as soon as possible – rather than hanging on it and adding to your risks and responsibilities.”
Waste King offers a complete waste management package – beginning with a free waste audit to help them reduce, reuse or recycle as much as possible.
“Being resource efficient also helps you save on landfill tax, which is rising at £8 a year until it reaches £80 in 2014,” Andy pointed out. “For businesses, Waste King provides a reliable and efficient collection service for all their waste management requirements.
Formed in 2007 by Andy Cattigan and Glenn Currie, Waste King focuses not only on providing a friendly, efficient, cost-effective service but also one which is environmentally friendly. In particular, Waste King's Environment Agency-licensed staff ensure that the maximum amount of waste can be recycled and that all the waste collected is disposed of in an environmentally friendly way – which doesn’t mean being burned.
“Waste King takes the hassle out of wood waste storage, collection and recycling,” explained Glenn Currie, Waste King’s managing director. “This service is tailored to customers’ needs - supplying the right containers (from skips to bulk carriers) that maximise space efficiency.
"We also arrange scheduled or call-off collections at appropriate times for our customers. In addition, Waste King will ensure that all of your waste is recycled, so you avoid landfill tax.”