After a 72 hour wait and some gentle nagging on Twitter, I have received a reply:
Thank you for your email with regards to the skip at Welcome Break Peartree.
Recycling and waste segregation is important to Welcome Break and therefore any reports of waste being mis-handled is looked into immediately. As you state Welcome Break has been shortlisted for the National Recycling Awards due to all the work that we have done to help reduce the amount of waste that we as a company send to landfill.
The skip was brought on to site for the purpose of removing old equipment from site that we are unable to sent for co-mingled recycling, as such the skip was never intended to be used for day to day waste.
The other waste that you noticed in the skip has been removed and placed in the correct waste disposal points whether it be for recycling or to general waste. I would like to point out that where possible some of our waste goes for Refuse Derived Fuels (RDF) rather than landfill, enabling
some Welcome Breaks sites to commit to ZERO to landfill.
The Christmas tree that you noticed in the skip has also been removed and given to a local charity.
All our staff at Peartree have been spoken to ensure that they are all aware of the correct procedures for segregating waste, as it appears that on this occasion it did not happen.
I hope that the above fills you with confidence that recycling is important to Welcome Break and we will always strive to ensure that our waste is handled correctly and where possible all recyclable material is extracted leaving only what material we are unable to recycle.
Am I filled with confidence?