Environmental News

Eliminating Water Shortage Concerns

With the environment in mind, many customers are having to consider water recycling before undertaking essential cleansing works.  Here at Community Clean we have equipment ready that can address this pressing issue. We are able to collect, filter and recycle water for use again and again!  This, for example, enables street cleaning during the day as there is no water splashing, or internal cleaning of stations and car parks - the list is endless.  Operatives can work all day using the same water - no refilling the water tank.  Saves water, time and energy! 

Electric Vans Join Our Fleet

Community Clean were thrilled to be awarded a NEW contract with the London Borough of Bromley. Managing the graffiti and fly poster issues in the Borough with full time teams on hand to ensure a speedy response.

Our teams will be managing the work via mobile handsets, making all communications with our office and the client as effective as possible. Environmental impacts are always at the forefront of our minds and we have utilised electric vehicles  for the undertaking of this contract. The electric vehicles will make a massive reduction in CO2 emissions and fuel cost savings.The contract runs until 2017 with an option to extend for a further 2 years!

Carbon Footprint / Action Group

We are part of the Low Carbon Action Group in Dorset. Carbon footprint is going to be vital in the future and we expect specific legislation
to start coming into force. With our new Carbon Management System we will be ahead of the masses. The primary objectives include:

  • Reduce our carbon footprint
  • Implement the carbon management system
  • Communicate this effectively with our clients

Hybrid Vehicles

With a growing team we have been looking at all possible options to reduce our carbon footprint. To this end, we have now added 3 Hybrid cars to our fleet.

On European roads, most petrol-hybrids reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions (per mile) by around 25% compared to an equivalent petrol car. All regulated emissions are significantly reduced for a petrol-hybrid passenger car as compared to a conventional petrol vehicle. These include reductions in carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and NOx of up to 90%.

IT Advances

Community Clean is going even greener! We have replaced 12 PC workstations with a thin client solution.  Consolidating our IT network, giving remote access to our staff, cutting travelling and reducing power consumption by 70%.

Sharon Parker, Community Clean's Office Manager says, "we are always looking at ways to improve our operation and these changes will certainly help efficiencies in several areas of the business."

ISO 14001:2004

Specifies requirements for an environmental management system to enable an organization to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account relevant requirements and environmental aspects. It applies to those environmental aspects that we as a company have identified as those which it can control and those which it can influence.

Protection of the environment is part of Community Cleans values and principles and we consider it to be sound practice. Care for the environment is one of our key responsibilities and an important part of the way in which we do business.

Community Clean was one of the first businesses in Dorset to achieve the standard.


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