Stratford Businesses Encouraged To Talk Rubbish To Save Money

Businesses in Stratford are being encouraged to check their waste management contracts to see if they can save money under a new commercial waste deal brokered by the local Business Improvement District (BID) team.

Stratforward BID and Coventry-based waste management provider Waste Solutions have teamed up to deliver the new scheme, which gives over 400 BID member businesses in the town exclusive prices for a new complete waste management service.

It is hoped the deal will not only save money for businesses but also help improve the local street environment by offering a twice-daily seven-day-a-week collection service.

The new initiative - the latest in a series of efforts by Stratforward to save its members money - was exclusively previewed at the official launch of BID 3 last week (3 April).

Formally announcing the new service today (April 11th), Stratforward Director Joe Baconnet said: “Everyone knows we are in unprecedented trading times. Doing business on the High Street is tough, so every penny we can save our members helps.

"Waste collection may not be glamorous or an outwardly obvious cost to a business but it is vital to every business and far more expensive than you would think.

"We went out to the market on behalf of the businesses in Stratford and Waste Solutions came back with by far the most competitive prices."

He added: "But it is not just about the money. When you live and work in a place as beautiful and famous as Stratford, with tens of thousands of visitors a year, it is vital that the town looks its best all the time. Many of our businesses struggle to get the waste management service they need and this often results in unsightly rubbish on our streets. By working more closely with a preferred service provider across the town we hope this problem will be reduced."

Businesses will be able to take advantage of services including the collection of general waste and recycling as well as several specialist services including clinical and hazardous waste or confidential paper collections and skip provision.

Charlotte Todd, Head of Commercial Waste for Waste Solutions, the commercial waste arm of Coventry City Council’s waste services team, said: “We are delighted to be the official waste partner to Stratforward BID. We want to help save businesses money whilst providing them with a safe and reliable service. We’re looking forward to working with BID members.

“We don’t view ourselves as a contractor but as a partner, so we will discuss waste needs with a business before they sign any contracts.

“We offer a range of services suitable for any size of business at competitive prices and encourage all businesses to get in touch to see how we can help.”  

Businesses can contact Waste Solutions direct on 02476 832255 or contact the BID office on 01789 292718 and they will arrange for a visit from Waste Solutions’ expert team.