Like all businesses, the impact of the global pandemic was significant. We implemented a number of new safety measures and controls to ensure the safety of our staff, customers and neighbours. Our operations closed fully for 5 weeks from the end of March. We gradually returned in May through a phased return to full capacity. This was carried out following government guidelines for the waste industry. We are delighted with the level of commitment and professionalism of everyone involved. We would like to say a big thank you to all the team who managed to get all the wheels turning safely again.
In June 2020 we successfully managed to secure a 3 year contract with a Local Authority. This provides our team with a regular, reliable workload which should allow the business to cope with any future volatility in the general level of demand for skip hire.
Continued Investment in New Technology
We are delighted to add a brand new, state of the art Volvo FL3 to our fleet with a HYVA Titan remote skiploader system. The benefits of the remote lifting equipment are that the operator is able to achieve full 360 degree visibility around the skip and lorry while operating the arms of the truck. This significantly reduces the risk of damage to property by removing all blind spots from the operator’s field of vision when delivering or collecting skips.
In March 2020 we successfully completed the installation of our new CRS Trommel. This continued investment in upgrading our waste sorting machinery allows our Livingston Waste Transfer Station to significantly increase the volume of waste it can process. With this increased capacity and new machinery, the speed of processing the waste has significantly improved.
The future remains highly uncertain as a result of the global pandemic. However, we believe by continuing to invest in our people, machinery and processes that ultimately we’ll be able to continue to build even stronger relationships with our customers.