Waste & Recycling

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The EcoPod

The EcoPod

Ever since we introduced the tipper trailer to the Film Industry in 2013 we had been looking to develop a more sustainable alternative. The EcoPod enables the user to separate 4 waste streams: food waste, compostables (Vegware), dry mixed recycling (DMR) and general waste. There is no cost for dealing with the recycling - we just charge for tipping the general waste.

This is proper closed loop, circular economy stuff. All food waste goes to an anaerobic digestion plant where it is broken down to create biogas and biofertiliser. Vegware compostables go to an ‘in vessel’ composting facility where they are turned into soil fertilizer. The DMR goes to a clean Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where it is separated into raw materials for the remanufacturing of new products and the general (residual) waste goes to a dirty MRF, where any uncontaminated recyclables are recovered and non recyclables are processed into Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) for use in a Waste-to-Energy incinerator.

Find out more about the EcoPod by reading our interview with Albert here.


Tipper Trailers

Tipper Trailers

Our tipper trailers can be provided as one single compartment or with a small segregated area for dry mixed recycling. Sized to fit within a standard parking bay, they offer a tidy and clean alternative to leaving a pile of black bags on the side of the street, much to the relief of councils and location owners across the land!


Green Loop Service (London only)

Green Loop Service (London only)

As well as offering EcoPods and tipper trailers we have a Green Loop service which does an efficient loop collecting waste from base and location. This is often the most convenient solution for one day commercials or productions that move every day. The green loop vehicle can collect general waste, dry mixed recycling and food bins when required.

Green Loop Waste Collections Film Crew

Waste and Recycling Stations

Waste and Recycling Stations

We spent an age searching for the perfect waste and recycling stations and found these beauties. They are super-robust and can be taken apart for storage or transportation. Each side has a sack holder so the user can easily see which bag he or she should be depositing into. The stations come complete with a double-sided sign-holder, allowing you to insert images of the waste streams you are collecting (we can provide the signage if you so wish).



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Commitment to Quality and Safety Assurance

The smooth and safe running of your shoot is paramount to you and paramount to us.

Here's a snapshot of all we do to keep our equipment and vehicles operating like clockwork...

  • Periodic servicing and maintenance of all equipment and vehicles

  • Sterilisation and testing of water in all water tanks and bowsers

  • Formal inspection and PAT testing of all electrical equipment before each hire

  • COVID-secure protocols for cleaning and delivery of equipment

  • Daily monitoring and management of driving and vehicle compliance using Tachomaster software

We're up to a load more behind the scenes...

  • Comprehensive Health & Safety systems, including Safe Systems of Work (SSoW) and staff training

  • Daily QDIP meetings in all depots to assess and improve in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, Productivity and Environment


Left Bank Pictures

"I have have worked with Location One over the last 10 years and have always found their team to work really well with our Location team on the ground. The back office support is also second to none, particularly around the accounts and purchase order process."

Chris Lahr | Production Executive

Fast & Furious 9

Fast and Furious 9

"The epitome of small enough to care, big enough to deliver! Shows like Fast & Furious need reliable and responsible suppliers who tick all of the health and safety and compliance boxes. Location One do that and their commitment to environment also makes them a 'go to' supplier."

Chris Moore | Production Manager (Georgia)

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The Crown

Location One worked closely with us to ensure our production was as environmentally friendly as it could be when on location. The waste reporting has been really useful and allowed us to track how we were doing with our recycling.

Eve Swannell | Production Manager

Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders

"The service offered from Location One is second to none and allows me to get on with the things I need to be concentrating on. If something needs doing I can trust them to do it swiftly and without a fuss"

Dave Hardy | Unit Manager

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Lonely Boy

"The Location One London team have been so solid, communication has been perfect. We had many changes over the course of filming yet nothing has slipped - from the delivery drivers to the prep team for the rental equipment I don’t have a single complaint."

Jack Dunnett | Assistant Unit Manager

The Spanish Princess

The Spanish Princess

"Thanks to all at Location One Bristol for the brilliant support you have given us over the last few months on this mammoth show. See you on the next one! "

Jake Sainsbury | Unit Manager

Gentlemen Jack

Gentleman Jack

"The Manchester Location One Team are an extension of our Locations Department. Day or night they manage to come up with the goods in a professional and efficient manner."

Liam Marriot | Unit Manager

Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons

"My first time filming in Newcastle was made one thousand times easier by Dave and his team of guys. Having his team help with set-up and strike of all of our locations was brilliant."

Kieran Burns | Unit Manager



"We could not film Vera without Location One's Newcastle Branch. The team are brilliant and the service comes with a smile and a 'can-do' attitude every time."

Mark Valentine | Location Manager

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The Crown

"Location One are like an extension of our department. Lovely staff and fantastic service!"

Mark Walledge | Location Manager

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Sex Education

"I have been using Location One since 2008. Then in London, I am now in Wales and the service is as good now as it was when Crispin was delivering the bowsers. Personable and dependable, Location One truely cares."

Nick Clark | Location Manager