Poundland has appointed Helistrat to manage the waste and recycling requirements at 500 high street stores in the UK and Ireland and the company’s distribution centre in Harlow, Essex.
The five-year deal is worth an estimated £4m and went to Helistrat following a tender process.
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, Poundland’s property director said: “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.”
Helistrat was established in 2009 and works with a number of brands including M&S, Ann Summers, Gatwick Airport and the Environment Agency.