The Co-op Group has just finalised a multi-million pound contract with Clearabee to handle its reactive waste.
UK-based rubbish removal company Clearabee looks set to clean up after the Co-op Group signed on the dotted line to put reactive waste handling in the firm’s capable hands. The contract is a major scoop for Clearabee, who will now be handling all of the Co-op’s unplanned waste.
So-called “reactive waste” is unexpected waste which needs to be handled rapidly. If a freezer full of food breaks down, for example, the waste needs to be removed quickly before it can affect business or become a hazard to the health of employees or the general public. Another example is fly-tipping; if someone dumps a large amount of rubbish in a car park or elsewhere on an organisation’s property, it can affect business until it’s removed. Unplanned waste is a problem for any company, potentially causing loss of revenue and even public health hazards.
That’s where Clearabee’s services come in. The waste management specialists will not only be providing on-demand reactive waste management to the Co-op Group’s 2,500 retail stores but also to their funeral homes — all 1,000 of them.
Over 5,000 collections
Clearabee announced that it anticipates several thousand on-demand waste collections per year, estimating that it will probably need to provide more than 5,000 collections annually for the Co-op Group’s unplanned rubbish. The work will be carried out by Clearabee’s team of 250 in-house staff and its 100-strong fleet of specialist vehicles.
The company won the rubbish removal contract by demonstrating to the Co-op Group that they could provide the necessary support for their reactive waste needs. The Co-op Group’s senior contract manager, Abbie Case, commented that Clearabee had proven they could support the Co-op “reliably, at scale and precisely when and where” their services were required. Clearabee will be taking over from the previous holder, Biffa, having out-competed the waste management giant.
Innovative rubbish removal
Clearabee’s Founder and Managing Director, Daniel Long, commented: “This deal further demonstrates our ability to serve major retail organisations at scale and we are delighted to have been appointed by the Co-op.” Long, who founded the company in 2012, went on to say: “Our innovative approach and nationwide reach means we can respond rapidly and efficiently to the Co-op’s waste removal requests, and cut its cost associated with removing unplanned rubbish.”
Originally started as a small firm in Northampton, Birmingham-based Clearabee now offers rubbish removal services to homes and businesses nationwide. Their large fleet of vehicles allows them to tackle all kinds of waste removal, from picking up a couple of bags from a single home to taking on the waste management needs of a large organisation like the Co-op Group. Rather than subcontract or outsource services, Clearabee uses an in-house team of dedicated staff to carry out their waste removal operations. Services they offer include skip bags, bags and sacks, man and van clearance and business waste management.