Reconomy has expanded its waste and recycling contract with Grafton Group plc by taking on services for its subsidiary – decorating and DIY specialist Leyland SDM.
Leyland SDM has 29 stores across central London in locations including King's Road Chelsea, High Street Kensington, Shaftesbury Avenue, Victoria, Clerkenwell, Notting Hill, and Clapham High Street. Its parent is the FTSE 250 Grafton Group plc builders’ merchants business.
Reconomy has started managing waste across all store branches including general waste, dry mixed recycling and baled cardboard. In addition to these outlets, Reconomy is managing the retailer’s 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 day-to-day management of services, Reconomy has introduced segregation processes to handle hazardous waste streams appropriately.
Stuart Liddell, Reconomy account manager for Leyland SDM, said: “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. ”
Yousef Abdulla, transport supervisor at Leyland SDM, said: “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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