IN 2014, THE ZOO INTRODUCED FOUR TOM WASTE COMPACTOR BINS to the park. Each bin can hold up to seven times the volume of waste of a conventional bin. The compactor bin reduces the need for bags to be changed by the operational staff as well as reducing the need for storage. One of the main benefits is reducing the number of waste collections to and from the site which has a positive knock
on effect in terms of cost savings and environmental benefits. Peter Morgan, Environmental Officer at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park said “As a charity reducing our overheads is a key concern however, minimising our environmental footprint wherever possible is a key priority for us. The introduction of something as simple as a compactor bin has helped us do that.”
“Our site is neater for their installation and visitors have liked them as well as the restaurant staff, as they feel they can concentrate more on customer service rather than having to constantly empty bins”.
Peter Morgan, Environmental Officer at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park.