Poundland has appointed Helistrat to manage the Company’s waste and recycling services in a 5 year deal worth an estimated £4 million.
The contract will see Helistrat manage the back of store recycling services for Poundland’s entire retail estate of 500 stores in the UK and Ireland, as well as the Company’s 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.”
Craig Bales, property director at Poundland says:
“After a competitive process Poundland is pleased to announce the appointment of Helistrat; helping us to be best in class in waste management and achieve our recycling targets and goals. Helistrat presented a strong proposal and already have extensive experience in the retail sector so we know we are in safe hands and we very much look forward to working together going forward.”