Health & Safety

As holders of CHAS, SafeContractor, ContractorPlus and PICS accreditations, our clients can have complete confidence in our ability to work safely within their business.


Our health and safety policy and systems are regularly reviewed and updated.


Please see our PDF documents below. If you require anything that isn't listed below, please contact us.

Environmental Sustainability

Helping you to grow your environmental performance and profitability

Profit from your waste

At Compact and Bale we encourage our customers to recycle as much as possible and work with them to do so. Not only do we supply the equipment to help our customers recycle their waste, in 2016, in excess of 20,000 tonnes of material went through Compact and Bale's waste collection service. The recycled cardboard alone resulted in the preservation of 170,000 trees and the diversion of 20,000 cubic yards of waste from landfill.


To protect the environment in which we live and do business is one of Compact & Bale’s core values and a principle that we consider to be sound business practice. Caring for the environment is an important part of how we conduct our business and is a key responsibility of every member of our team. As an Environmental Sector company this is particularly relevant to us and our clients.
James Eaton Green Apple
James Eaton National Recycling Award
Konica Minolta Wins Green Apple with Compact & Bale Briquetting Machine

Our team members and customers are award winners..

Compliance Documents

Charitable donations made to date: £151,743.29

Corporate Social Responsibility

Charities We Support

The Philippine Community Fund has been supported by Compact & Bale since our MD, Steve Burnett, first visited Manila in 2009. PCF runs a school for up to 1000 children built from 72 recycled 40ft shipping containers, positioned to serve the scavenger communities of Tondo and Navotas Cemetery. Having seen the plight of children working from the age of 3 as dumpsite scavengers, Steve returned from his visit committed to supporting this truly amazing charity. Within a month 2 balers had been packed and shipped off to Manila to work on PCF’s waste recycling livelihood program, run from the premises of their Tondo dumpsite school.


Steve also started speaking and presenting on PCF’s work to schools, youth groups, Scouts, Cubs, Brownies, churches, old peoples groups, men’s and women’s breakfast meetings (actually anyone who would listen!). One of PCF’s staff visited Compact & Bale for a week’s training in waste and recycling and took his new found skills back to Manila to apply in the operation of their ever-growing waste and recycling livelihood program. One of the key ingredients for PCF is to employ some of the children in their school’s parents to make unique and beautiful jewellery, bags and all sorts of other products from the waste materials that they sort from the dumpsite waste. In the UK, Steve is constantly seeking new ring-pull collectors! The ring-pulls from drinks and food cans make the most amazing and valuable products that PCF sells worldwide. All the profits from the products are put straight back to work within the charity and so benefit the community again and again.


PCF pays the 100s of parents a proper living wage and operates a water purification plant, feeding program, medical centre, house building program, crisis care and social workers and child sponsorship programme. In 2013, Steve became a trustee for PCF and made his fourth visit to The Philippines. If you think you could help by collecting ring-pulls, donating or sponsoring a child, a classroom or even making PCF your charity for the year, please contact Steve or PCF’s office direct.

The Recovery Course
RecoveryTwo is a Christian charity established to reach those suffering from the effects of addiction. The charity does this through enabling, equipping, training and encouraging churches and organisations to run the Recovery Course.


The Recovery Course is for men and women who are struggling with addictions that are causing significant problems in their life, who want to invest in their road to recovery

For more information about this great cause, please visit

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Purple Community Fund

"PCF was registered in the UK in 2002 by our founder and CEO Jane Walker MBE after 8 years of working in the Philippines with the poorest of the urban poor. PCF works in the most depressed areas of the Philippines reaching out to communities that live in extreme crisis situations, unable to provide for their most basic needs and without the hope or ability to change their futures. PCF’s five programmes operate in a large slum area in Tondo, Manila, San Jose Cemetery in Navotas, Manila and Baguio rubbish dump.


Targeted beneficiaries are children and their families living in squalid shanty towns by city rubbish dumps where residents search for recyclable rubbish. PCF community schools, feeding and health programmes help rescue child labourers, as young as 4 years old, from the rubbish dumps. Adult skills training and livelihood projects offer families an alternative income to waste picking."

—  Steve Burnett, Chairman of Compact & Bale