Waste solutions for the hospitality & tourism sectors

A large variety of tourist attractions use QCR to cut down their waste costs. From holiday parks to islands, QCR have every base covered. The following case studies show how tourist attractions have benefitted by using QCR.

Leading UK wide holiday park company cut waste costs with QCR

Nationwide holiday park company cut waste costs with QCRThis company have over 40 coastal holiday parks in the UK. Each park offers a variety of facilities from club houses to indoor pools. Each resort manages their waste at a local level and each site has different waste management requirements. 

Solution

The Regional Director met QCR’s Area Sales Manager at a county show QCR were exhibiting at. After discussing his requirements QCR recommended they survey each site to see what the cost savings could be. Since February 2014, the area sales manager visited the parks in his area to undertake a waste audit. It was apparent that glass, cardboard and the general waste bins were the highest costs to each resort and this is where QCR can make costs savings for them. Each site has varying amounts of waste and different processes on handling them so every site had a recommendation bespoke to them.

Area Sales Manager quote

"Each site is surveyed and recommendations on recycling equipment are made based on their current waste costs and the savings they can make. All of the sites benefit from free collections and the bigger sites will receive rebates for their cardboard bales". QCR Area Sales Manager.

Customer quote

"QCR have a great set up which has meant I’ve been able to leave them to work with each park to get the best equipment on site and most importantly, reduce their waste costs. I’ve had all good feedback from the resort managers". Regional Director

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South west tourist attraction saves £150 per month with QCR

This idyllic island off the south west coast is separated from the mainland. Transportation of the islands waste to the mainland was proving difficult as the island is only accessible via sea unless it is low tide. The plastic and cardboard had to be flat packed and bundled, taking up a significant amount of valuable staff time. Additionally creating and storing the bundles of waste proved to be extremely hard in windy conditions as it kept being blown away.

Solution

They contacted us for advice on a sustainable and cost effective solution. After a free site survey was completed we recommended installing a QCR 306 baler for cardboard along with a plastic bag stand. The cardboard is placed directly into the baler whilst the paper and plastic are stored neatly in a plastic bag stand and baled in between cardboard bales.

Savings

Monthly savings of approximately £150 have been achieved since the baler has been installed. Further to these savings staff time has been reduced, as there is no longer a need to flat pack and bundle the waste material as they are placed directly into the baler or bag stand. The dense, bales are easy to handle and store improving the tidiness on site. The waste is now collected free of charge and sent for recycling.

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Private island reduces polystyrene waste dramatically with QCR

Private island reduces polystyrene waste dramatically with QCRThis small private island helps to form the Isles of Scilly. The estate includes an array of hotels and holiday homes, shops, a heliport and woodland services

Solution

They wanted to find a better solution for their used polystyrene fish box waste. This project, in conjunction with the Environment Agency, saw the installation of a EPS 900 polystyrene crusher. It reduces polystyrene 40:1, compacting it into easy to handle briquettes. Steve Hillier, Area Sales Manager at QCR organised the free collection and transport of the briquettes back to the mainland to be recycled.

Customer quote

"In our first month we have made a significant impact in removing all polystyrene from our waste stream, the end compacted polystyrene does in fact take 40 fish boxes down to a 40:1 ratio as shown in all their literature. We are proud to be working alongside both the Environment Agency and QCR to resolve and improve all waste issues on the island”. Company representative.

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Cotswold hotel saves £1,820 per annum with QCRCotswold hotel saves £1,820 per annum with QCR

This family owned hotel is located in Wiltshire on the edge of the Cotswolds. They have 108 bedrooms, two restaurants, three bars, eleven meeting rooms and a health and leisure club with indoor pool and nine hole golf course. To deal with all the waste from these facilities, 10 x 1100 litre bin lifts were needed every week.

Solution

A QCR 102 baler has been installed and now bales all cardboard waste. A local recycler collects the baled cardboard and takes it away to be recycled.

Savings

The number of bin lifts have been cut by 50%, generating savings of £1,820 per annum. 

Additional benefits

Cardboard boxes no longer need to be torn, folded or flattened, saving a huge amount of time and effort. The area used for storing waste is now much tidier. The hotel's green credentials have been significantly enhanced.

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