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LONDON- JANUARY, 2010: Leyland SDM store on Chiswick high street. A chain of DIY and home improvement stores

Reconomy expands waste and recycling contract with Grafton Group

DIY retailer Leyland SDM has joined its parent company Grafton Group Plc in appointing Reconomy for the management of its waste and recycling services. The outsourced resource management and recycling services provider is managing waste across all store branches of Leyland SDM including general waste, dry mixed recycling and baled cardboard.

In addition to the stores Reconomy is managing the warehouse, introducing a backhauling solution rather than a multi-operational programme that is less efficient and involves more vehicles and more emissions.

Bringing all services under one contract is already demonstrating cost savings. Having access to reporting through a single set of management information lets the team see the impact changes are having to service performance.

In addition to the day-to-day management of services, Reconomy early on in the contract introduced segregation processes at source and ensured waste streams such a hazardous are handled, stored and dealt with appropriately. Fresh signage and on-site engagement was essential after changing the process the team were familiar with.

Stuart Liddell, Account Manager for Leyland SDM at Reconomy, said: “It is great how quickly we have been able to identify and implement some quick wins so early on in the contract. The team on-site have really got behind what we are trying to achieve and can see the benefits that will come, not only financially but environmentally too. We are excited about building a great relationship with the team and bringing value in the form of our thorough on-site management, experience and knowledge.”

Yousef Abdulla, Transport Supervisor at Leyland SDM, said: “We are delighted to be working with Reconomy and have them support and guide us with the management of our waste and recycling. For us, we can see real benefit in bringing in an expert partner who can introduce positive change for the business. With Reconomy’s experience working across the group already we are excited to see what tried and tested processes we can adopt that will give us immediate enhancements to the way we work.” 

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