Award winning housebuilder, Barratt Homes has renewed its contract with Powerday to manage all construction and demolition waste from sites in the Southern Region.

Barratt Homes is one of the UK's largest housing developers with 25 house building divisions across the country. The company has a strict environmental policy and deals with its waste in line with the waste hierarchy. Powerday has been supplying all Barratt Homes' Southern Region sites with full recycling and waste services since 2010. The largely on-site segregated recycling and waste is collected and taken to Powerday's 1.6million tonne licensed facility at Old Oak Sidings in North West London. This site, operating since 2006, employs state-of-the-art plant and machinery to maximise recycling performance and create quality recycled products. Powerday has recently invested £6million in installing further recycling capability at Old Oak Sidings and sees this development as another step to ensure that Barratt Homes maximises its recycling performance across the Southern Region. The company provides Barratt Homes with a high level of contract management as well as timely and accurate recycling reporting.

As part of the ongoing relationship with Barratt Homes, Powerday recently helped the company deliver its Recycle Week School Campaign, part of the Barratt Homes Education Programme. The housebuilder challenged schools near 25 of its developments to collect as many milk cartons as possible in a week. Powerday organised for a plastic collection container to be delivered to each school and once the week was up, the container was taken away. Barratt then presented each school with a bench which had been made entirely from recycled plastic milk cartons.
Gary Ennis, Regional Managing Director for Barratt Developments, commented: "We have been very pleased by Powerday's understanding of our sites and the high standard of day-to-day service delivery. Waste management and recycling are integral to the work we do on site. Our environmental policy for reducing waste and increasing efficient use of materials mirrors the waste management hierarchy of reduce, re-use, recycle and results in significantly reduced amounts of waste produced on site, as well as excellent diversion from landfill rates.
"We are committed to building sustainable developments and communities where people aspire to live, and are pleased to have renewed our contract with Powerday. This will enable us to continue to deliver our industry leading environmental targets on which we pride ourselves."

Simon Little, Sales & Marketing Director at Powerday says: "Barratt Homes places great emphasis on the company's responsibilities around waste and the environment. Working with them at all levels, supporting on Site Waste Management Plans and providing monthly reporting has challenged Powerday to continually improve our service offering. We are proud of our achievements and hope that this is the start of a long relationship with Barratt Homes."