Waste King Cleans Up After The Festival Of Cricket

Top Quote When it came to clearing up after a Cricket Festival, the organisers turned to Waste King, the specialist collection, clearance and recycling company based in Hemel Hempstead, UK. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 03, 2013 - While cricket interest over recent months has focused on England's 3 - 0 victory over Australia in this summer's Ashes series, the UK's Sri Lankan community has had its own cricketing focus: the Festival of Cricket, organised by the Sri Lankan Schools Old Boys' Associations (OBAs).

    This year's Festival of Cricket, held at the end of July, celebrated its silver jubilee and attracted over 5,000 people to the Merchant Taylors' School Grounds, in Northwood. The Chief Guest was His Excellency Dr Chris Nonis, High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in the UK.

    The event - billed as the largest Sri Lankan community gathering in Europe - raised money for cancer research in Sri Lanka and the UK, and among its attractions were a seven-a-side cricket tournament; live contemporary and traditional music, as well as baila (a form of dance music popular in Sri Lanka); trade stalls; a Sri Lankan Bazaar; children's entertainment, and a display of Sri Lankan heritage and cultural dances.

    When it came to clearing up after all of this, the Festival's organisers turned to Waste King, the specialist collection, clearance and recycling company based in Hemel Hempstead.

    Waste King supplied and, later, removed, a 16 yard skip from the School.

    Glenn Currie, Waste King's managing director, said: "As you can expect when several thousand people get together, there were plenty of food and drink stalls - many of them providing Sri Lankan foods. This meant that most of the waste that was collected in the skip comprised either bottles or food waste.

    "This made it difficult for Waste King to maintain its record of recycling at least 90 per cent of every load of waste it collects - but we did separate all the food waste from the bottles and ensure that the event was as environmentally friendly as it could be in waste recycling terms."

    About Waste King Ltd
    A specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, Waste King serves the domestic and commercial markets. It focuses not only on providing a friendly, efficient, cost-effective service but also one which is environmentally friendly. In particular, Waste King's uniformed, Environment Agency-licensed staff take time to ensure that the maximum amount of waste can be recycled and that all the waste it collects is disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

    Waste King was formed, in 2007, by Glenn Currie and Andy Cattigan, who had experience in sales and IT respectively and were keen to 'do something to help the environment'.

    Further information from:
    Glenn Currie,
    Waste King Ltd, 0800 234 3657 / 07761 577001; glenn.currie ( @ ) wasteking dot co dot uk

    Bob Little,
    Bob Little Press & PR, 01727 860405; bob.little ( @ ) boblittlepr dot com

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