Wolseley renews Greenstar waste contract
Published:  27 August, 2009

ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA: Wolseley UK has renewed its waste management contract with Greenstar UK for a further three years.

Wolseley's recycling rate has increased from 3% to 50% since the contract began in 2006 saving 20% on waste-related costs.


Wolseley environmental manager Connor Dalton said: "We aim to minimise waste as a way of reducing Wolseley UK's carbon footprint and environmental impact. Greenstar's 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."

Greenstar will recover more recyclable material, such as plasterboard, from Wolseley's waste stream and expects to increase recycling rates by the end of this year leading to further cost savings.

Greenstar UK conducted a waste stream audit to design and implement a site rationalisation and vehicle backhaul programme when awarded the contract. Every Wolseley location has collection containers appropriate to its size and the waste materials generated. It currently recycles paper, cardboard, plastic, and timber.

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