Hooray!! It’s Arrived

Hoorraayyy!!!
Our 4 th and final humanitarian aid lorry has reached its destination. All the donations were
greatly received by the Academy of Justice charity in Kalisz. They will be donated out to Ukrainian refugees stationed in Kalisz and Przykarpathian University.

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When we first agreed to set up the donation drop off point at Bensite, we could never have
imagined the response we received. Just the amount of people coming together to help other people in need. Whether this was donating, sorting, loading or logistics. It truly did blow us away with people’s generosity.

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We at A.R.Richards are so humbled to have been able to contribute to helping the people of
Ukraine. The people of Market Drayton and surrounding areas should be proud of themselves for their amazing community spirit. Their well wishes also played a big part in pushing us to complete the challenge.

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Global Garbage Man Day!

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Jenny AR Richards Blog

With today being Global Garbage Man Day, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to introduce
our “Bin Ladies” Chloe Richards and Jenny Smith, who form an integral part of our Euro Bin team.

Chloe has been managing our bin department since 2018 and covers all
aspects of the role from managing the bin round, accounts, customer
service, drivers’ mate, and cleaning/delivering bins – all we need is for
her to get her Class 2 licence to drive the wagons and she will be the
ultimate “bin lady”!

Jenny joined Chloe’s team in April and works 3 days in the office and 2
days on the road in the bin wagon, loading and assisting the driver.
Being on the bin round gives her the fortunate advantage of being able
to see both sides of the business. Jenny says ‘It’s been lovely to meet the
trade customers, and the farmers. When we are out on the road, we can offer
advice or to iron out any issues that they may be having. I have had some
funny looks from the public, The best being from a little boy shouting ‘Look
Mummy, a bin Man, and a bin Woman!!!!’

We are always looking to grow this side of the business whether it’s for a one-off event or a more
permanent basis, we are happy to discuss your options with you. Please feel free to give our euro
bin division a call on 01630 639888 ext. 4 with any enquires you have.

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Thinking of Joining A.R.Richards?

Here at AR Richards, we are a reputable family run company who have been established for over
40 years. We first started out with the Agricultural Contracting division where we offer a wide
range of Agricultural work and overtime, we were able to expand our division and invest in the
lates machinery, last year we upgraded our fleet completely to offer the best service possible.

We then moved onto specialising in Waste Management, Building
Materials and Construction. With the many different services such as
skips, crushing, Euro Bin Hire, demolition to suit a variety of needs.
With the company ever expanding we are looking for enthusiastic
people to join our team, we have many roles available such as:

 Tractor Operator
 Transport Coordinator
 Weighbridge Operative
 Plant Operative
 Class 2 Driver
 Class 1 Driver

With a friendly and supportive team behind you will be challenged to
meet deadlines and sales goals. But with this you will also be rewarded
with career progression and many bonuses along the way. If this sounds
like something that you might be interested in, please have a look at
our careers page where all our live job vacancies are, or please send us
your CV to [email protected]

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Change of Job Role for Luke

CHANGE OF JOB ROLE FOR LUKE

We are proud to announce that Luke Stanley will be operating as the Sales Representative for the Builders Merchants division.

Luke will be assisting a range of customers including Builders, Landscapers, Garden Centres and other Builders Merchants for building materials and aggregates.

To get in touch please contact Luke on [email protected]

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Fly-Tipping

Fly-Tipping 

There has been a rise in fly-tipping, especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic; local authorities dealt with approximately 1.13 million fly-tipping incidents in 2020/2021, up approximately 16% from 2019/2020. Fly-tipping is said to cost up to £392 million a year.

There is no excuse for anyone to be dumping rubbish. Not only is this a criminal offense, it’s unsightly and potentially dangerous for the environment and public health. It also affects the whole community as council taxpayers end up with the bill for the clean-up operation.

Let us collectively tackle this, hence: “we ask anyone who spots fly-tipping to contact their local authority.” The message from local councils is: “Report it and we will sort it.”

We, as a company, do our part by conducting daily litter picking between the junction of the A41, passed HMP Stoke Heath to our place of work. We can and have collected up to half a refuse bag of rubbish per day.

If you wish to dispose of any waste, regardless of waste type please contact us and we will advise.

The Cost of Fly-Tipping

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Save the Trees

My name is Lara, I have recently joined the accounts team at A R Richards as an Accounts assistant. I work with the Sales and Purchase Ledger departments and am helping them to move over to a paperless environment. 

We have recently purchased new software to accommodate this on both Sales and Purchase ledger.

We use PaperLess Europe on the purchase ledger side, this means I can easily move email and portal invoices to the new paperless system where it remembers prior suppliers or if a new supplier, I can create the details on Sage to link and process the invoice. This in turn leaves a trail of who the invoice had been sent to for authorisation, it is a quicker and more efficient process. 

Laura who is our Purchase Ledger Administrator and not always the most accepting of the tech world absolutely loves the new system, everything is stored online, easily accessible for the times when colleagues request historic invoices, each invoice has full traceability of each staff member that has dealt with it, delivery notes can be connected to the corresponding invoice at any time, notes can be saved plus many more options she is currently learning. The system has cut the process time in half and saved filing time and general paper by 100%. 

We use Isys Weighsoft on the sales ledger side. This means I have a system that allows me to check tickets raised by the Transport and Weighbridges for customers, once checked I process them for invoicing. Once invoiced I can then email the invoices out in a bulk section to the customers. 

Karen who is our Accounts Manager says that the Weighsoft system we use for invoicing has been a godsend, it has cut the time we take to invoice in half. We no longer need to print tickets/invoices and have now eliminated the need for scanning and endless amounts of filing.

I am also currently updating customer accounts to encourage customers to provide email addresses eliminate printing invoices and using postal services.

Visit our website to meet the Accounts team.

Moving to a paperless office not only helps the environment it also reduces stationary costs. This contributes to our 97% recycle rate.

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Go and enjoy your event, whilst we clear the waste from your tent.

As the warm weather is approaching (hopefully) and we are now allowed to go out again, our social calendar for events is starting to fill up.

We work with events across the UK to offer a complete waste package. From compact bin hire to our 40-yard skips, litter pickers and a range of fencing. With an experienced event team, we know how quickly changes occur on site and offer flexibility to all our clients. Through our multiple divisions we are often able to source solutions for clients for all types of problems.

We Recycle

Waste that we collect from your site will be sorted at our depot. We guarantee all our customers a zero to landfill rate on our trade waste collections. We are so proud of our yard and what we do we are more than happy to give you the guided tour!

We Protect

Protecting our future is at the heart of everything that we do. By offering a complete waste package to events you can be certain that you have covered all basis.

We Care

We care about the event and the waste that you produce. We work as a partner to you and your event whatever the event size. This ethos is from the order in the office to the team on site.

Please feel free to give our euro bin division a call on 01630 639888 ext 4 with any enquires you have.

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Fantastic First Quarter for our Skip Division

Now we are moving out of the Easter period into to Summer we still are busier than ever with the increased demand of our skips. The Easter bunny wasn’t the only one who was busy delivering as we had approximately 1077 skip movements since the 1st of April. With the increasing movements in skips we are excited to announce that we have expanded our fleet so we are able to maintain our exceptional and reliable service that we provide all the time.

As a business we are always adapting for the better, our service will never change that’s why we are recruiting and you can find roles on our website to suit you, even sitting adjacent to me in the transport office!

Globally as an average 5.91 pounds of household waste needs to be recycled a day which is roughly the weight of a brick a day in waste! Our range of skips and our recycling centre based In Market Drayton we strive to help you disposing of your waste in a clean and environmentally friendly way. Please feel free to take a look at our website as we have all our products and services online and we are always a phone call away.

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