Hamilton Waste & Recycling Ltd

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The sustainability of our events is really important to us. The Scottish Half Marathon has partnered with the team at Hamilton Waste & Recycling to reduce the environmental impact of the event, and ensure no waste generated ends up in landfill. We were delighted to announce that the 2019 Scottish Half Marathon achieved this goal and we’d like to say a huge thank you to Hamilton Waste & Recycling Ltd for helping to make this happen, alongside everyone who takes part in our event.

Each of us understand the importance of making the event as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible, so while we investigate and develop products to allow us to eradicate plastics completely from our event, this interim step to ensure that zero waste goes to landfill is vital.

Hamilton is one of Scotland’s leading independent recycling and resource management companies. Founded in 2002, the company provides services to customers across East Lothian and Edinburgh where it operates under its distinctive Tartan Waste brand.

Recognised as one of the UK’s most sophisticated waste management sites, Hamilton is capable of recycling and recovering all of the waste it processes. Any waste that cannot be recycled is used in the production of a waste derived fuel which in turn, is used to generate sustainable energy and offset traditional fossil fuels.

Having recently invested over £10 million in new processing technology, the company is now able to recover and recycle an even wider range of materials including general waste, mixed recycling, food, glass and plastic. It also operates Scotland’s only mattress recycling facility and accredited plasterboard recycling service.

Hamilton is committed to ensuring that Scotland maintains its position at the forefront of developing the circular economy and helping its customers to realise the environmental and commercial value of the material that they throw away.

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