Hobbycraft has reappointed Burton-based Willshee’s as their sole waste and recycling partner after a successful first term. One particularly significant recent improvement is the installation of a bespoke onsite baler – whereby cardboard is fed in from both sides – which has improved operational handling and is a far safer machine from a health and safety perspective.
With over 110 stores and more than 200,000 product lines, Hobbycraft’s 220,000 square foot Burton national distribution centre employs 300 staff and has vast amounts of packaging to deal with, alongside other refuse. They have now achieved zero waste to landfill with a fully compliant and traceable solution.
Anthony Oldfield is retail operations manager for Hobbycraft’s Burton national distribution centre. He says:
“Working with the Willshee’s team as our total waste management partner is bringing many benefits to our business. They take a very proactive approach which is refreshing as well as being hugely advantageous. Through their investments and industry relationships, Willshee’s has introduced better routes for recycling wood, hard plastics and glass which have reduced some of our costs.”Anthony Oldfield
L-R Ben Kelly-Walley, business development manager, Willshee’s with Anthony Oldfield, operations manager at Hobbycraft