We don’t believe in waste of any kind, not just resources, but also time, energy, ideas or money. Life is short; we don’t want to waste it. Here you can delve deeper into the work with do with our customers by reading our binit blogs.

keykeg recycling

“Binit believes a circular economy is the only way to bring about a shared, prosperous future that is not damaging to the planet. We aim to keep materials circulating at their highest value for as long as possible and this means getting them back into the right supply chain.

Our partnership with KeyKeg in the South West does just that.”

Philippa Roberts
Co-founder and CEO

recycling your electrical waste (weee)

Have pesky cables, old phones ☎️monitors, lightbulbs💡 and other bits and pieces to get rid off? 

At Binit, no job is too big or too small. We can provide you with solutions for WEEE that works best for you. Get in touch via calling 01392 247035 or emailing with your query today.

To learn more about our carbon-neutral WEEE collections with InExeter and Co-Delivery as well as what WEEE items can be recycled, click on the following links: Binit x InExeter & Co-Delivery | WEEE items

christmas tree collections

This Friday 06/01/2023 we will be running our sleigh around Exeter and surrounding areas 🎄 Book your Christmas tree recycling collection while we still have slots!

Exeter: £15 per tree | 2 for £20
Outskirts Exeter: £20 per tree | 2 for £25
(prices ex VAT)

Call 01392 247035 or email today.

Our next collection round will be Thursday 12/01/2023 (dates may very depending on interest). Please let us know if your tree is over 8ft, if you need more than two trees collected or if you would prefer a different collection date.

binit boosts the south-west circular economy by joining the keykeg return network

Exeter’s Binit Launch Empty-KeyKeg Collections Across the Region to Further Improve Hospitality-Industry Sustainability

EXETER, DEVON. Tuesday, 29 November 2022Recycling expert Binit promotes waste as a valuable ‘resource in the wrong place’, which the Binit team then help South-West businesses return to the right place: the circular economy. To support these sustainability ambitions, Binit is now rolling out empty-KeyKeg collections from its base in Clyst Honiton, near Exeter, as well as arranging convenient drop-off points across the region.

KeyKegs are beer, wine and other beverage Kegs produced by OneCircle that are sustainable and designed for circularity; once empty, they can be returned for processing to recover the actual raw materials used to produce new KeyKegs. By returning all their empty KeyKegs through Binit, hospitality professionals from Bristol to Devon, Somerset to Cornwall, and everywhere in between, can help protect the environment. As more empty Kegs are collected, the amount of recycled material in each new KeyKeg will steadily increase, which conserves precious natural resources.

Binit does more than help industry ‘waste nothing’; it thinks beyond the bin to offer customers a unique, optimised service and consultancy, helping them better understand their waste-management profile. Tracking waste through ongoing audits also brings customer net-zero emissions within reach.

Binit is well-positioned in the recycling market to meet the growing need for smart waste-management solutions that maximise sustainability and strengthen the circular economy. The empty-KeyKeg return partnership with OneCircle, for example, responds to ongoing requests from pubs, bars, breweries and other hospitality businesses for KeyKeg closed-loop recycling in the South West.

Philippa Roberts, Co-founder and CEO, Binit: “Binit believes a circular economy is the only way to bring about a shared, prosperous future that is not damaging to the planet. We aim to keep materials circulating at their highest value for as long as possible and this means getting them back into the right supply chain. Our partnership with KeyKeg in the South West does just that.”

Binit minimises its carbon footprint by using other businesses’ vehicles to collect empty Kegs – it has no fleet of its own. It then assembles, crushes and bundles the empty Kegs into bales for OneCircle to collect. OneCircle shreds, separates and sorts the different plastics on an automatic recycling line to recover the raw materials. As much circular material as possible is used to produce new KeyKeg parts, while the remainder is recycled for other uses.

Contact Binit: | 01392 247035

living wage anniversary!

Binit are proud to be one of the 11,000 employers in the UK providing a real Living Wage for our staff. Today we celebrate our anniversary of committing to the Living Wage! Read more on how you can become a part of the movement and its benefits via the Living Wage Foundation website.

the binit waste nothing award

At Binit, we aim to waste nothing. In part of this, we want to commend our customers who recycle with us and produce limited waste. This month, we have joint winners The Zero Waste Shop and The Bottle Shop, both of which happen to be located in Moretonhampstead!

🚮Did you know? Recycling is cheaper than rubbish! It can help cut costs for your business and do good for the planet.

If you would like to know more about what you can recycle or how we can help you to improve your recycling rate, email us at or call us at 01392 247035.

zero waste awards

Binit scored a fantastic 4* in the Zero Waste Awards run by under the category for Waste and Recycling. The awards were assessed by how we carry out the following: Waste Prevention, Reuse, Recycling & Composting and Energy Recovery.

Binit are a next generation tech-led waste and recycling company. We operate on an Uber-model where we own the bins and use the existing vehicle network to reduce vehicle movement in cities. We keep streets tidy from bags of waste with our communal bin stores and have a web-based app where customers can monitor the fullness of their bins.

In collaboration with InExeter, Binit deliver carbon-neutral collections for small WEEE items to businesses in their district. By providing this service we have increased accessibility and awareness for businesses to recycle their used electrical goods and request pick-ups on demand, with as little as 24 hours’ notice for over four years. 600+ businesses are entitled to four free WEEE bag collections per year. Items are collected from businesses and delivered to a WEEE bulking collection point in the city centre, reducing vehicle movement. The collection and deliveries are fulfilled by Binit partner, Co-Delivery, an electric cargo bike delivery service which emits zero emissions.

With one-off clearances, if there are usable furniture, fabric, or other materials, we offer them to our not-for profit customers or organisations first before choosing to recycle. All of the furniture in the Binit office comes from office clearances which we have done in the past.

Binit actively encourage customers to have segregated recycling in order to retain the value of materials to be recycled. In July, Binit’s recycling rate was 49%. We currently offer recycling for food waste, WEEE, card, paper, mixed recycling, glass, plastic and tins and TetraPak. We are also the exclusive South West partners for KeyKeg for KeyKeg recycling.

All of our food waste are sent to anaerobic digesters and any non-recyclable waste goes to energy from waste plants that feed energy back to the grid. We do not send anything to landfill. If you would like to know more, do email us at or give us a ring at 01392 247035.

Big Data LDN: Mission to the Dataverse!

At Binit, we love data. We like to collect as much as possible on our rubbish and recycling collections and use it to reduce the impact of our customers’ waste on the environment. We’re also developing tech for our bins so that we can measure fullness as well as weight, which will help us understand our customers’ waste generation even better and help us to reduce vehicle movements.

So, as Binit’s Data Analyst apprentice I really enjoyed attending this year’s Big Data LDN, a 2-day event held at London’s Kensington Olympia showcasing the cutting edge of the data world with exhibitions and seminars from some of the leading people and businesses in the UK.

Big Data LDN

Being a bit nerdy about recycling too, on day 1 my eyes were immediately drawn to the bins! I’m pleased to report that the event source-segregated rubbish, coffee cups and lids, recycling and food. So, a good start!


Next, I was particularly interested to hear about How Data Discovery and Stewardship met GDPR Compliance. As a business, we understand how important it is to protect our customers’ information, but as we collect more, we must make sure our systems and processes keep pace with our growth and often-changing regulations. Did you know the maximum fine for a GDPR breach is £18 million?

Also of interest was Turbo Charging your Data Transformation. Each month, I receive lots of data in all kinds of formats. Cleaning that data to make it useable and useful for our customers is a time-consuming process. It was fascinating to hear how large businesses are using tech to speed up this process, albeit with a lot more data than me. As we grow, automating our data transformation will become increasingly important.

The event was recommended by my tutors at Exeter College. It was really good to spend some time with my fellow apprentices, as well as lots of discussion with event exhibitors and lots of seminars. I must admit that a lot of what I was hearing I knew very little about and found it somewhat hard to follow, but I was certainly inspired by the excitement and ambition surrounding the world of data. It also brought it home to me how important data is to businesses no matter their size, from Binit with our six employees in Exeter to Microsoft with its thousands worldwide.

Day 2 was a little less hectic, and I was really interested to hear a panel debate on The Rise of the Data Engineer and fascinating seminars about predictive analytics, otherwise known as Machine Learning, before settling in for the headline act.

You may have heard of Matt Parker, otherwise known as the stand-up mathematician. He likes to tell funny (and very interesting!) stories about mathematical mistakes that cause all sorts of real-world problems. His talk, entitled When Spreadsheets Attack! included a story about some rather iffy advertising; 40,312 Possible Combinations. I’ll leave you to work out how many combos you can make from 8 McDonalds menu items!

Matt Parker

I’m already looking forward to Big Data LDN 2023, and after a year of learning about data analysis I’m sure it will be even more valuable. In the meantime, I’ll be going over some of the seminars on the event’s YouTube channel.