CSR & Recycling

Our Environmental Policy

At Purrfect Office, we are fully aware of the effect our business has on the environment and have made it our priority to achieve ‘environmental best practice’ wherever possible and practical. We conduct our business activities in a manner, which takes into consideration the efficient use of energy, materials and transport, ensuring the minimum use of any activities which we deem to have a detrimental impact on our environment. It is also our intention to encourage both our clients and our suppliers to adopt similar practices throughout their business operations. You can browse through this section to find out our approach to a range of customer recycling requirements, or why not give our team a call on 0800 024 6111?

Toners & Inkjets

We can take all types of toner and inkjet cartridges and have processes and partners in place to collect, re-manufacture and send back cartridges for reuse. Please put any cartridges for recycling back in their original box or in a cardboard box before returning. Call us now on 0800 024 6111 or email us for more information.

Tonersmart Cartridges

Tonersmart branded premium toner cartridges have a returnable value of £6.00, making it a great way to recycle whilst also helping protect the environment! If you have any used Tonersmart branded cartridges, please store them in the boxes of the new cartridge, or in a small cardboard box. Call us now on 0800 024 6111 or email us for more information. When you contact us to book a collection, please do let us know how many Tonersmart Cartridges you are returning, we can only collect a minimum of 5 Tonersmart premium cartridges at a time for environmental reasons.

Paper & Cardboard

On average, we collect 50 tonnes of paper per month. All the paper and cardboard we collect is sent to UK-based mills where it is recycled into items such as newspaper and cardboard boxes. Paper products such as copier paper, newspaper and magazines should be placed in re-usable woven polypropylene bags ready for collection. Cardboard can be bundled but smaller quantities can be bagged. We would recommend that you collect a sizeable amount of paper for collection before calling us. We will then arrange collection ideally as part of a stationery delivery. We will then issue you with a waste transfer note which you should retain for three years. Call us now on 0800 024 6111 or email us for more information.

Mobiles

Did you know that even though 100% of the materials in your phone can be recovered and used to make new products or generate energy; only 9% of people actually recycle their phones? We are proud to be one of the few companies that will recycle any mobile phone and comply with all WEEE regulations. We don’t profit from this service and it reflects our commitment to diverting waste away from landfill. For more information, please call us on 0800 024 6111 or email us.

Glass Bottles & Jars

We are equally committed to helping reduce the amount of glass jars and bottles that are sent to landfill, which is why we are proud to offer a chargeable service for the collection of glass items for recycling. The glass we collect is recycled in the UK and reused to produce aggregate for our roads. If you would like to recycle glass items, please calls us on 0800 024 6111 or email us for more information. We can provide you with a plastic container in which to store your glass items. Please call us to arrange collection once this container is full.

Batteries

Batteries contain various hazardous materials which are particularly harmful to our environment. We are helping our customers to reduce the amount of hazardous waste that is sent to landfill by offering a collect & recycle service for used batteries. The batteries we collect will be sorted, shredded and steps taken to neutralise them to make safe the harmful components and contents. Once a suitable amount of spent batteries has been collected, please call our customer service team on 0800 024 6111 to book a collection. We can also provide boxes for you to store your spent batteries if required.

Cans and Plastic Bottles

We offer a free collection of cans and plastic bottles for recycling. These items can be bagged together, but please ensure items are rinsed prior to collection. The cans and plastic we collect are used to make a number of commodities which include stationery supplies, while metal cans are recycled into new metal cans for use within the UK. For more information please call 0800 024 6111.

Computers

We have partnered with a local IT recycling company to offer our customers a recycling facility for their old computer equipment. We can collect everything from PC monitors to towers, printers and projectors. Upon arrival at the recycling facility, all equipment is securely data-wiped and we can provide a confirmation certificate within 48 hours for added peace of mind. Where possible, items are refurbished for reuse, but where is this not possible, items are broken down for material and sold on and remaining parts are recycled in accordance with WEEE regulations. There may be a charge for this service, so please call us on 0800 024 6111 for further details.

CDS

We have a long-standing relationship with several companies that can recycle compact disks and use the materials for new products, resulting in zero landfill. We can collect CDS and cases free of charge. Please call us on 0800 024 6111 for more information.

Fluorescent Lights

Fluorescent lights, halogen and sodium lamps are registered as hazardous waste and as such, cannot go to landfill. We provide a chargeable service to collect your tubes and recycle them in accordance with WEEE regulations. Please ensure you store these items safely for collection by wrapping them in a protective material such as bubble wrap or similar. You can book a collection by calling our team on 0800 024 6111.

Security Shredding

Under the Data Protection Act, organisations have legally binding obligations with regards to the safe processing, storing and disposal of personal information relating to employees. We have long-established relationships with security shredding providers and can help ensure your confidential waste is securely destroyed and a certificate of destruction issued for your records. Please contact us on 0800 024 6111 for full details of our secure shredding services.