A former waste management boss has set up what is claimed to be the first price comparison website for the industry.
Carl Bennett, previously founder and managing director of Stockport Waste Management, has launched a website to match businesses with a network of regional independent waste contractors.
The company is looking to work with commercial waste service firms that recycle materials including dry mixed, glass bottle, food, construction, bulky waste and WEEE. Other areas include:
- front/rear end loaders
- clinical waste
- hazardous waste
- washroom services
The site takes inspiration from price comparison services in the energy and telecoms industries, and is aimed at businessed including owner-managed shops, small chains of fast food outlets and high street retailers.
Bennett said: “WasteQuoteSupermarket.com is a free service that makes it easier for businesses to switch service providers with minimum fuss and help them save money in the process.
“The businesses that we work with across the UK have already seen significant savings through our online switching platform. We hope to expand this model further by helping waste service providers tap into new markets and grow their customer base.”
He set up the company with Alan Tattersall, former chief executive of price comparison site uSwitch, who leads the firm’s digital and marketing strategy.
Tattersall said: “We took inspiration from successful switching utility websites to pioneer this digital model for waste service providers to get new business.
“Our innovative combination of sourcing potential customers and converting them into contracts on service providers’ own contracted terms and conditions will give them access to markets previously beyond their reach, adding real value to their business.”
Waste quote supermarket
This follows another online service that launched this year called SkipScanner, a specifically skip hire-focused price comparison app, similar in operation to the Uber taxi scheme.
A group of independent local recycling companies has launched the National Resource Consortium, which aims to help smaller firms challenge national waste management operators.