Orchard Facilities Management has been helping a family run lighting company in Cleckheaton to turn more of its packaging waste into profit.
Status International (UK) Ltd has been working with Orchard to introduce new waste management practices which will reduce transport costs and increase revenue from cardboard recycling.
Status International, which is run by father and son team Peter and Nicholas McVeigh, supplies light bulbs and accessories to retail and trade customers across the UK and Europe.
Director Jonathan Sheard said the project had led to the installation of cardboard baling equipment on site following an audit of the company’s site and a review of current waste and recycling services.
“Orchard helped us analyse our operations and identify the need for a more progressive and cost-effective way of recycling the large volumes of cardboard waste generated on site,” Mr Sheard explained.
“Baling the cardboard here has improved efficiency and eliminated recycling transportation costs completely by enabling us to send bigger loads for processing.”
Status International, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary, has a warehouse, distribution centre and in-house design studio and employs more than 65 members of staff. The company has earned its position as a trusted market leader in lighting and lighting accessory technology.
The company has identified cost-savings and streamlined operations as part of the initiative with Orchard Facilities Management, which supports businesses across the UK with data and IT managed services, pest control, building services and full waste management, including clinical, hazardous and washroom services.
James Holdsworth, of Orchard Facilities Management, said: “Status International is a thriving and well established independent business which is now overcoming some of the challenges involved in finding ways to avoid landfill and recycling charges.
“Baled material is a good source of revenue and compressing cardboard on site means more can be collected, delivering better.”