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A Sustainable Belfast – You’re Part of It!


Belfast Commercial Waste Campaign

Belfast One BID, Destination CQ and Belfast Central Business District have launched a partnership with ISL Waste Management to improve the quality and cost of waste and recycling collections for city centre businesses. We want to make Belfast a cleaner, more sustainable and environmentally friendly city and YOU’RE PART OF IT!

The City Waste Reduction Initiative allows companies within the BID (Business Improvement District) areas to save up to 30% on their waste management costs.

Other benefits include streamlined collections, 24/7 at a time which suits you.

BID Waste Saving Scheme Objectives

  • Reduce the level of waste
  • Lower the impact of collections, including fuel emissions and traffic congestion
  • Improve the efficiency and environmental impact of waste collection
  • Target zero waste to landfill
  • Deliver dramatic savings in waste collection charges

Specific targets include:

Reducing the cost of waste collection for at least 50% of Belfast BID, Destination CQ & Belfast Central Business District members by 2021.

Improving the frequency and reliability of waste collections in the BID area with:

  • 7 day collections
  • Early morning–late evening collections
  • Dedicated vehicles and staff
  • On-call trained staff and support vehicles
  • Prioritisation of BID collections
  • Robust communication systems between ISL and clients including online portal access

Providing specialist collection facilities for hazardous waste

Offering a consultancy service aimed at increasing recycling and cutting costs

Guaranteeing a dedicated customer service management system

Exceeding legislative and audit requirements by guaranteeing zero waste to landfill

Visibly improving the street environment and cleanliness of the BID areas

Added value to your Belfast BIDs / ISL partnership

Bins washed twice a year on request free of charge.

Damaged that can no longer be used will be replaced free of charge (capped at one per business within a 12 month period).


Nigel Roddy of Clements Coffee meets with ISL Waste Management Belfast

From left to right: Nigel Roddy (Clements), Danny Paton & Joe McCrystal (ISL Waste Management)

Local businesses are already reporting significant savings and improvement on their service.

ISL have also worked with a number of local companies to divert waste from landfill to local and international charities, food banks and people in need. Click the links below for more details and case studies:

The MAC: Significant savings due to BIDs increased buying power

Grand Opera House Belfast: Streamlined collections and reduced costs.

Harris Rundle Opticians: Donated redundant equipment to Syria

Nando’s, Bedford Street, Belfast: Food Waste solution

Mourne Seafood: Reduced bin costs by 50%.

Visit Belfast: Solution for bulky, hard to dispose of waste.

Clements Coffee:Reduced waste costs by 300% and achieved zero waste to landfill status within weeks of signing with ISL.

SOS NI: Food waste solution for a number of City Centre businesses.

Be Part of It!

If you’d like to know more about this scheme, find out how you can save on costs and help to improve Belfast’s cityscape, get in touch for your free waste audit now – you only have your waste to lose and a lot to gain.