London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) waste management transformation

London’s famous black taxicab firm, London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC), has partnered with Axil Integrated Services to transform its waste management and recycling processes, seeing a 44% reduction in general waste and 175 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill, just nine months after adopting the total waste management service.

Axil Integrated Services has been brought on board at LEVCs Head Office and manufacturing facility in Ansty, Coventry, to improve waste processes, maintain zero waste to landfill status and drive down costs.


  • • 175 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill after a comprehensive review of waste management processes
  • 97% of waste now recycled at source following the introduction of innovative on-site technology
  • 212% increase in metal rebates worth in excess of £20,000 to LEVC

Following a comprehensive waste review of the site, Axil rolled out its award-winning Total Waste Management service, delivering impressive results, including:

  • • Identifying cost-saving opportunities through improved waste segregation, commodity rebates, on-site equipment, and improved management of hazardous waste.
  • • 98% increase in metals captured and segregated, with a 212% increase in metal rebates.
  • • 44% reduction in general waste tonnage through designing new processes and 97% of all waste now recycled at source.
  • • 136% increase in cardboard rebates by bringing innovative processing units on-site.

“We would like to congratulate AIS for making the Cummins Environmental Gateway Successful Innovators List 2017. We have been very impressed with the quality of AIS’s innovation, and even more with the potential for environmental impact and savings. Together we can do more for innovation and the environment.”

“We would like to congratulate AIS for making the Cummins Environmental Gateway Successful Innovators List 2017. We have been very impressed with the quality of AIS’s innovation, and even more with the potential for environmental impact and savings. Together we can do more for innovation and the environment.”

Craig Lea, Head of Maintenance, Group Facilities and HSE, LEVC


Axil has achieved these impressive results through its comprehensive approach to waste management, which involves increasing recycling levels, reducing waste to landfill and understanding and improving waste handling methods on and off site.

The following innovations were introduced by Axil to deliver these results:

  • A new baler was introduced enabling LEVC to bale more cardboard than ever, delivering greater rebates at higher values.
  • Colour-coded bins and additional signage have been implemented to increase waste segregation and encourage more recycling.
  • Axil HazPod™ has been introduced; specialist, UN-approved 1100 litre hazardous waste bins to increase the capacity on site, reduce collections and provide cost reductions.
  • Hazardous and general waste mixed loads were removed, meaning general waste is now sent to a Material Recovery Facility (MRF), with residual waste sent for Refuse-derived Fuel (RDF).

As a next-generation electric vehicle company, sustainability is a cornerstone for LEVC and Axil will continue to work closely in partnership to analyse and improve the businesses’ waste management, as part of a commitment to meeting its ambitious environmental targets.


“We would like to congratulate AIS for making the Cummins Environmental Gateway Successful Innovators List 2017. We have been very impressed with the quality of AIS’s innovation, and even more with the potential for environmental impact and savings. Together we can do more for innovation and the environment.”

“We would like to congratulate AIS for making the Cummins Environmental Gateway Successful Innovators List 2017. We have been very impressed with the quality of AIS’s innovation, and even more with the potential for environmental impact and savings. Together we can do more for innovation and the environment.”

Edward Pigg, Managing Director, Axil Integrated Services

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