Star Pubs & Bars extend recycling agreement to leased estate

Star Pubs & Bars is offering its leased pubs the same commercial terms for recycling and waste collection it has negotiated for its Just Add Talent (JAT) managed operator pubs.

The company say that the move could save licensees more than £1,000 a year by increasing the amount of waste recycled.

The three-year arrangement, negotiated with waste company Biffa, will see food-led pubs profit most due to the increased weight-related collection costs incurred from food waste.

The service, which has been used by JAT pubs for the past eight months, includes guidance on waste management designed to reduce landfill waste and improve recycling rates.

Data is provided on the levels and type of waste at each pub, which means Star Pubs & Bars can provide bin sizes appropriate to each pub, leading to lower charges.

Star Pubs & Bars buying director Steve Dancer said, “We are able to leverage the size and scale of our business to negotiate some great deals for licensees, passing all savings direct to them.

“Not enough waste is correctly recycled so anything we can do to reduce landfill will be good news for licensees’ bottom lines and good news for the environment. With our JAT pubs alone, we’ve saved two tonnes of waste going to landfill a month.”

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