Aberdeenshire recycling firm signs ‘zero-waste pledge’


Grant Keenan, Managing Director, Keenan Recycling (left) with Iain Gulland, Director, Zero Waste Scotland
Grant Keenan, Managing Director, Keenan Recycling (left) with Iain Gulland, Director, Zero Waste Scotland

One of Scotland’s biggest organics recycling firms has become the latest major Scottish company to sign up to Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Sector Commitment.

Now Turiff-based firm Keenan Recycling Ltd, which turns food and garden waste into compost products, is encouraging more firms to follow its example and put its name to the ‘Resource Sector Commitment.’

The Resource Sector Commitment is a ‘kite mark’ for resource management companies, showing commitment to customer service which resonates with Scottish customers.

The aim is to promote continuous improvement, excellent customer service, and to enable businesses to reduce waste and be more resource efficient.

Grant Keenan, Managing Director, Keenan Recycling Ltd, said: “We signed up to the ‘resource sector commitment’ primarily to demonstrate our commitment to excellence in the waste management sector. We found the sign up process simple and straightforward and well worth doing. Becoming a signatory lets everybody know that we’re committed to excellence in our arena, and anything that gives you a head start in business is a good idea.

“All our staff are knowledgeable and well-trained in customer service. At the end of the day, if you don’t have customers, you don’t have business.”

Zero Waste Scotland – a state-funded quango – has six key priorities, including accelerating the development of low carbon heat.

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