Waste management

It is important to us that our waste is separated and treated properly, and as such we monitor our waste streams on an annual basis.

Our first aim is to reduce the volumes of waste we produce by reusing materials where possible and working with our suppliers to limit the volume of material coming on to site. We then look to increase the amount of recyclable material which is separated on site.

None of our waste ends up in landfills, with non-recyclable material incinerated at waste-to-energy plants.

The table below shows the waste directly produced by the Devonshire Group’s operations and activities. Recycled waste includes all waste streams that are separated on site (cardboard/paper, glass, tins and plastic which are recycled, and food waste which is directed to Anaerobic Digestion plants).

Operational waste statement

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

(t)

(%)

(t)

(%)

(t)

(%)

(t)

(%)

(t)

(%)

Chatsworth Estate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recycled

152

(20%)

172

(26%)

198

(31%)

242

(37%)

248

(36%)

Other recovery

625

(80%)

488

(74%)

433

(69%)

417

(63%)

438

(64%)

Landfill

0

(0%)

0

(0%)

0

(0%)

0

(0%)

0

(0%)

Total

777

 

660

 

631

 

660

 

686

 

Bolton Abbey Estate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recycled

16

(33%)

13

(23%)

18

(27%)

22

(30%)

19

(23%)

Other recovery

33

(67%)

44

(77%)

48

(73%)

50

(70%)

63

(77%)

Landfill

0

(0%)

0

(0%)

0

(0%)

0

(0%)

0

(0%)

Total

49

 

57

 

66

 

71

 

82

 

Hotels & Restaurants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recycled

146

(43%)

144

(44%)

164

(48%)

212

(58%)

227

(64%)

Other recovery

191

(57%)

185

(56%)

178

(52%)

153

(42%)

129

(36%)

Landfill

0

(0%)

0

(0%)

0

(0%)

0

(0%)

0

(0%)

Total

337

 

329

 

343

 

365

 

356

 

What have we done so far?

  • Introduced recycling for offices and back-of-house operations.
  • Organised an annual litter pick. In 2018 dozens of volunteers removed over 160 bags of litter from 30 miles of countryside routes.
  • Eliminated landfill for our Derbyshire sites.
  • Started sending food waste to an anaerobic digestion plant to be converted into energy.
  • Introduced visitor waste recycling facilities.

What's next?

  • Continue to decrease the volume of waste we produce.
  • Further improve our visitor waste recycling.
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