Tesco has renewed its contract with Norbert Dentressangle for the management of 12 recycling service units and awarded the operator an additional contract for the maintenance of its loose equipment fleet.
The network of recycling service units was set up in 1995 and handles loose equipment and packaging waste from more than 2,200 stores. The operation currently handles in excess of 230 million trays and flower buckets and recycles more than 300,000 tonnes of card and plastic each year.
The centres also handle an increasing amount of food waste and, in a recent initiative, have recycled 10,000 tonnes of bakery waste for use in animal feed since August 2011.
Dentressangle will be responsible for the servicing and maintenance of a million roll cages, plus trays, buckets and dollies. Norbert Dentressangle will provide these repair services at Tesco’s 22 Distribution Centres throughout the UK and Northern Ireland.
Tesco is also rolling out Norbert Dentressangle’s asset recovery service to minimise the loss of returnable transit packaging.