Since the contract was first awarded in 2006, Wolseleys recycling rate has increased from 3 per cent to an estimated 50 per cent and it has saved 20 per cent in waste-related costs.
Across the next three years, Greenstar aims to recover more recyclable materials from Wolseleys waste stream, such as plasterboard. It also hopes to increase recycling rates by the end of this year, together with further cost savings.
Wolseley environmental manager Connor Dalton said: We aim to minimise waste as a way of reducing Wolseley UKs carbon footprint and environmental impact. Greenstars team came up with more good ideas about how we can capture greater amounts of recyclables as well as controlling cost increases, so there was little hesitation in renewing the contract.
The waste management firm has worked with Wolseley for three years, providing solutions to address all its general waste, recycling, electrical, confidential and hazardous waste needs. Improved recycling rates are a result of greater recovery of cardboard and plastic.
Greenstar account manager Alex Bordun said: We know weve helped Wolseley UK to achieve great things with its waste minimisation programme. With this renewed contract under our belt, we look forward to helping the company to do even more.
Greenstar UK conducted a waste stream audit and designed and implemented a site rationalisation and vehicle backhaul programme when it was first awarded the contract. Every Wolseley location has collection containers appropriate to its size and the waste materials it generates. It currently recycles paper, cardboard, plastic and timber.