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Hippowaste celebrates record month

Waste management company Hippowaste is celebrating its best month of trading ever in its six year history.

The Fareham-based firm had a record 14,000 Hippobags booked in June, collecting waste from homes, construction sites and work places to be recycled.

Hippowaste executive chairman Stephen Noar said: Generally, people are thinking more carefully about the true cost of waste disposal and arent willing to pay for unused space in a skip. Theyre also aware of the risks of cutting corners by using an unlicensed carrier.

We drew up a realistic business plan in the face of the looming recession and predicted a five per cent growth in Hippobag collections across 2009. Since then, not only has this been achieved every month, but the company is actually running almost 10 per cent ahead of plan.

Able to hold a large amount of waste, the strong polypropylene Hippobag is an alternative to a skip. Once full the bag is collected and disposed of by the firm, which recycles over 80 per cent of the materials.

Hippowaste believes a number of elements have helped boost business with more people deciding to improve their homes than move, skip companies having to increase their prices due to landfill tax rises and local authorities trying to keep up with waste legislation.

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