UK retail company, Poundland has awarded its five-year waste and recycling services contract, worth an estimated £4m, to Helistrat in a five-year deal. This covers the back of store recycling services for Poundland’s 500 UK and Ireland stores and its new purpose built distribution centre in Harlow, Essex.
Following the award of the contract, Helistrat’s business development director, Harvey Laud, said: “Poundland are one of the high street’s real commercial success stories and we are delighted to have the opportunity to mirror this success in their environmental performance at the back of store.
“Increasing recycling rates and diverting more material from landfill will play an important role in helping Poundland control its future waste management costs and improve their environmental footprint, whilst increasing the amount of secondary resource they can incorporate in to a more sustainable supply chain for packaging.”
Under the terms of the contract, which will commence in August 2014, Helistrat will have a dedicated Account Manager embedded within Poundland’s Operations Team whilst also providing a 360° ‘wraparound’ helpdesk service, recycling data management and reporting capability and full compliance auditing.