Subscribe to MEM Magazine

MEM Sustainability

Working Together to Drive Out Waste

axil photo

Working Together to Drive Out Waste : LEVC, the firm behind London’s famous black taxicabs, partnered with Axil Integrated Services to improve waste processes, maintain zero to landfill status, and drive out costs.

It was of prime importance to LEVC to improve housekeeping and compliance across their Ansty site, to ensure a clean and safe environment for staff, contractors, suppliers, and customers.

Following the roll-out of Axil’s Total Waste Management service in October 2020, LEVC are seeing impressive results.

Following a comprehensive waste review at the Ansty site, Axil identified opportunities for cost-saving through improved waste segregation, commodity rebates, on-site equipment, and improved management of hazardous waste.

So far this year, 30% of Axil’s waste service cost to LEVC has been covered by material rebates.

Waste Challenges

Equipment previously utilised on-site at Ansty was out-dated and therefore inefficient. When Axil took on the waste management contract, they introduced

new, more reliable, and state-of-the-art compaction and baling equipment across the site.

“At LEVC we strive to be sustainable in all aspects of our operations and one of our key focuses has been improving our waste management at our Head Office and manufacturing facility in Ansty, Coventry. Partnering with Axil Integrated Services has helped us make significant improvements, with over 90% of waste now diverted from landfill and an overall increase in recycling across our site. We plan to continue working closely with Axil to ensure the best levels of sustainability and efficiency in our waste management processes.”

– Craig Lea, Head of Maintenance, Group Facilities HSE

Improving Waste Segregation & Recycling

A coherent waste recycling system has been introduced with standardised colour- coded bins. New clear labelling has helped communicate to employees and site visitors

which waste streams to place where, enabling LEVC to capture as many recyclables as possible and reduce general waste.

This improved approach to waste segregation has delivered a 98% increase in metals captured and segregated.

Improving Waste Data

Prior to Axil taking on the waste contract, waste data was not captured effectively. Without concise and accurate data, companies are unable to highlight where costs and cost-saving opportunities exist.

LEVC share Axil’s enthusiasm for innovative working to meet environmental targets.

As you might expect from the makers of next-generation electric vehicles, sustainability and the environment has been a cornerstone of LEVC’s growth. The LEVC factory and its processes have been designed to be green, with a 44% reduction in general waste tonnage in 2021.

Innovations & Waste Solutions
Axil believe that best value in waste management is achieved through increasing recycling levels, reducing waste to landfill and through understanding and improving waste handling methods both on and off site. LEVC has benefited from the following innovations at the Ansty site:

Introduction of a new baler has meant LEVC is now baling more cardboard than ever, delivering greater rebates at higher values.

Colour-coded bins and additional signage have been implemented across the site, to increase waste segregation and support recycling

Introduction of Axil HazPod™ – specialist, UN-approved 1100 litre hazardous waste bins were introduced to increase the capacity for hazardous waste on-site- reduce collection frequencies, provide cost-reduction, and increase the mobility of containers around the LECV site.

Maximisation of commodity rebates – specifically from metals and plastic waste produced

Removed Hazardous and General Waste mixed loads – General waste is now sent to a Material Recovery Facility (MRF), with residual waste sent for Refuse-derived-Fuel (RDF).


Challenge Axil to Engineer Costs Out of Your Business Waste

Axil offers total waste management solutions that provide a hassle-free approach to waste, that can help businesses to profit from their waste streams and encourage a complete culture shift across the organisation.
Arrange a free, no-obligation waste audit which will provide a range of short and long-term benefits to your waste management system.

Manufacturing & Engineering Magazine | The Home of Manufacturing Industry News

Share this post

Featured MEM Sustainability

Subscribe to MEM Newsletters!