"Recycling facilities in the therapy suite"

About: Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

(as the patient),

at the becklin centre leeds, there is no recycling facilities a in the therapy suite. we throw so much paper away it seems such a shame that this can not be recycled, in fact all the offices and printing locations should have recycling facilities for patients, visitors and staff.

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Response from Clare Blackburn, PALS, Complaints & Claims Manager, Leeds and York NHS Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dear geramaya

Thank you for sharing your feedback on Patient Opinion.

The PFI facilities provider is responsible for the collection and disposal of household and recycling waste. Whilst, as a Trust, we do not segregate waste at source ie, by using two different bins particularly in the therapy suite, the waste collector (BIFFA) does operate a waste sorting process in the large waste recycling plant.

They are compliant with their (and the Trust’s) obligations to reduce land fill waste and in this plant, they separate the various types of waste into their component recycling streams ie paper, aluminium, glass etc.

There are many ways in which recycling occurs – this is just one, segregation at source is another. Please be assured that recycling does happen and the Trust and its agents are obliged by statute to do this.

Kind regards

Clare Blackburn

PALS, Complaints & Claims Manager

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