For ten years between 1990 and 2000 I worked in the private sector in the waste management industry and I have some rather good memories of that time.
When I say waste management to be more accurate I suppose I should say waste mismanagement because the two companies that I worked for were completely hopeless.
These are the complete chronicles of incompetence, extravagance and waste.
Cory Environmental, Blunders and Bodger
The Tendering process
First Weekend as a Refuse Collection Contract Manager
Disorganising the Work
Cory Environmental at Southend on Sea
An Inappropriate Visit to The Moulin Rouge
Onyx UK and the Dog Poo Solution
The Royal Ascot Clear Up Fiasco
An Unexpected Travel Opportunity
Only one chapter left to go about how I returned to employment in the public sector and got my own back and that will be posted soon.
Posted in Europe, France, History, Hotels, United Kingdom
Tagged Cory Environmental, Moulin Rouge, Onyx UK, Privatisation, Sita UK, Southend on Sea, Veolia Environmental Services
Onyx UK no longer exists as such and has been renamed Veolia Environmental Services (sounds impressive doesn’t it?) and its website claims that it ‘currently delivers refuse collection services to around five million residents in the UK… Working with Veolia Environmental Services means Local Authorities can be assured of receiving an efficient, reliable and responsive service.’ Well, things must have changed dramatically there as well because they turned out to be just as hopeless as Cory Environmental.
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