WE ARE RECRUITING!

As we continue to grow we are always on the search for new Team Members to join our friendly fun team based just outside Market Drayton. Please see the current roles below:

SUPERVISOR FOR WASTE TEAM: Working with the Picking Teams at Bensite, we are looking for a Supervisor to start immediately. The correct candidate will be fluent in English and Romain (both written & verbal). You will need to be an energetic and enthusiastic individual with an ability to motivate people. This role will be based between the picking sheds, Site Manager, H & S Officer and Workshop Team.

Monday- Friday day shifts, with alternate Saturdays required.

E-Mail: michael@arrichards.co.uk with a CV and cover letter. 

 

HGV/ LGV CLASS 2 DRIVERS: Immediate Start. To be part of the team delivering various waste streams across the Midlands. We have a fleet of vehicles that we maintain in house and we are very proud of.

Call 01630 639 888 to find out more or apply via info@arrichards.co.uk

 

Other than being a fun, friendly team we offer competitive packages to all. Hours and hourly rates will be discussed at interview. We ask that everyone is flexible with hours, has a can – do attitude and comes to work with a smile!

 

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Food Waste Action Week

Around a third of the food we produce worldwide is lost or wasted and it’s having a significant impact on climate change.  In fact, it contributes a staggering 8–10% of total man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. WRAP have launched the first ever Food Action Week (1st- 7th March).
As a Recycling and Waste Facility we want to educate people and show our support for the campaign.

This wasted food can be unsold food, or food that we throw away. This is simply adding fuel to the already roaring climate crisis that we face. At A.R.Richards as a recycling facility we work to educate all our customers. We want to ensure that people understand where there waste goes and the importance of using the correct legal processes for disposing of ALL waste. Whilst we do not specialise in food waste, it is a WASTE and we feel passionately that people should be aware of what is happening when they throw food away.

Did you know… Bananas as the 4th most wasted food in the UK. It is estimated that daily we throw out 1.4 million edible bananas! It is not simply the waste of the end product, but think back in the process. The energy used to grow the banana, the fuel to import the banana, the man hours to move the banana to the supermarket. And for what end result? Nothing. It is thrown in the bin.

Its facts like this that are the reason that WRAP have launched the Food Waste Week. By partnering with a number of leading global companies WRAP are hoping to educate, share knowledge and inspire people and workplaces. At A R Richards we are using our social media platforms to spread the word and share facts. Within the office we are asking the team to think of their top food saving tips… freezing grapes to pop as snacks or as fruity ice cubes in a G & T are up with the favourites!

If food waste were a country, it would have the third biggest carbon footprint after the USA and China.

Our Euro Bins team can offer a dedicated Food Waste bin to any site or event. It may be that this is not appropriate for your situation, however it is so IMPORTANT that you use the correct bin for food waste. If you throw food waste into a Dry Recycling Bin not only is this the wrong bin, but the food waste will cause all the recycled waste to be damaged beyond use. A key message from WRAP is to use your freezer.  Freezing the food you haven’t had time to eat acts like a pause button, giving you more time to eat the food you’ve bought. It’s safe to freeze food right up to the use-by date. Find out what you can and can’t freeze and what the correct way of defrosting is. Freezing what you have and buying frozen will help you use up everything without it expiring. With this make sure that your freezer is energy efficient, some older models may be very inefficient. We are able to offer freezer waste disposal at Bensite,
as with all our hazardous waste you will receive a consignment note as standard.
Remember that a number of household products are now classified as Hazardous Waste– if you are unsure please read HERE.

A final fact for you to consider… Potatoes are the most wasted food in the UK. Daily 5.8 million are thrown away daily. Check out our favourite potato recipe HERE. Our agricultural division are very passionate about all things tuber as they spend so may hours tending to fields to feed us all. We must as a nation spread the knowledge that we have an share any top tips to ensure that we do our bit in reducing Food Waste forever.

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Have you SKIPped a Step in you Spring Cleaning Plans?

Skip Hire for Spring Cleaning

IS IT TIME THAT YOUR GARAGE HAD A CLEAR OUT, DO YOU REALLY NEED THOSE GOLF CLUBS?

HAVE YOU SOLD YOUR HOME AND DON’T WANT TO TAKE EVERYTHING WITH YOU?

Now is the perfect time BUT don’t SKIP a step ending up with more mess than you started with.

To be honest we all know what a daunting task the annual clear out can be. All those items that you have safely stored for so many years, hoping one day would be useful, slowly collecting dust at the back of the garage. You dread the thought of the countless tips to landfill or having to organise a little garage sale. The back ache, the cobwebs and stress of using up a whole weekend. Worst part… running the risk of missing the next Guinness 6 Nations Game as well!

IS THERE A WAY THAT THIS COULD ALL BE EASIER?

Have you considered hiring a skip for the process?

COST EFFECTIVE: Skip Hire in Shropshire can start as low as £120.00 including delivery/collection.
When you start to look at the cost of the multiple trips to the Telford Household Recycling Centre, then your time, and finally add the cost for disposal. Skip Hire can really offer a cost effective solution for most of our customers.

Check out the price for your skip hire HERE.

 

RECYLCE: As a nation we love to throw things away.
Have you stopped to consider where your black bin bags all go?
By hiring a skip from A.R.Richards you can be rest assured we will be recycling around 97% of it.
Hugely reducing landfill and further damage to our planet, current predictions show that the pace of waste creation is set to double globally in the next 15 years.

 

FLEXIBLE HIRE: A.R.Richards will work with you to ensure that we deliver on time.
Whether that be today, tomorrow or next week. We will ensure that the hire is tailored to your project and budget.
As a family run business we pride ourselves on being there for our customers.
As a team we are there for you, on the end of the phone or from one of our depots in Shropshire.

 

A.R.Richards are a family run firm established in 1980 to supply Agricultural Contracting, Building Supply and Waste Management to Shropshire and beyond. As a team we work across all divisions to exceed all customer expectations.  Alongside our agricultural contracting and building supply business we operate a successful waste management facility from our depot outside Market Drayton, Shropshire. This is where we sort your waste ready to recycle.

From Bensite we supply a range of high-quality skips from 4 yard to 40 yard. We have created a handy reference guide on our website which will ensure that you order the right size skip for the job. If you are in doubt call our lovely team on 01630 639 888 and we will do our best to offer the most cost-effective skip solution to you.

Once the skip size is selected, we offer delivery across Shropshire 6 days a week from our friendly delivery team. Delivery lead time is usually a maximum of 2 days, if you need it sooner than this please do let us know and we will be able to work something out. All our skips are based on a 30-day hire period so it gives you ample time to get that clear out done! No excuses.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

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Hope House 2020 Christmas Jumper Competition Winner

As Part of our annual charity donations A R Richards are running a Christmas Jumper competition for all our staff. All monies raised will be donated to Hope House.

Entry to the competition is just £5 from each participant and A R Richards will match each entry fee with a further £5.

1st Prize – £100 Joules Voucher, this can be used at the Red Lion Market Drayton for food and drink to the value of £100

2nd Prize – Fordhall Farm Festive Hamper 

3rd Prize – Bottle of Prosecco/Box of Beer

The winner will be chosen by a representative of Hope House on Friday 18th December.

Good Luck & Merry Christmas!

 

We have a winner! 

 

Catrin Dowdeswell of Hope House kindly Judged the entries for our Christmas jumper competition on Friday 18th December, after a very difficult process she picked Tony Jones as the overall winner.

Congratulations to all our winners 1st Place Tony Jones 2nd Place Keith Court & James Hallam 3rd Place Stuart Williams.

We are delighted to announce that together we raised a total of £400 for Hope House. Thank you to everyone for taking part and your kind and generous donations for a truly deserving charity.

A R Richards would like to extend our thanks to Joules Brewery &  Fordhall Farm for their generous prize donations.

We wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

 

 

Please see  below a gallery of pictures entered into this years competition.

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Covid-19 Update

Big thanks to all of our customers and staff for helping us to stay open during this difficult time.

We have a range of measures in place to ensure all of our customers and staff’s safety including social distancing rules, numerous hand sanitiser stations, tannoy system’s, no signing of documents & contactless payment.

If you wish to place a telephone order we will happily leave your order in a designated place to collect.

For any enquiries please contact us on 01630 639888

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Christmas Donation To Midlands Air Ambulance!

A donation of £2000.00 has been made to  Midlands Air Ambulance by A R Richards Ltd, a charity very close to their heart. The company decided  to make a another donation this year, instead of sending cards to their customers and suppliers.

 

A R Richards are a family run company  based in the Market Drayton area, it is run by Tony, Sheilagh, Sam, Adam and Andrew Richards. This year, the company is celebrating  40 years in the business. To mark their anniversary, the company have named a new fleet of wagons after  much loved and missed family members, Alyn, Harry and Purdie, Grandparents to Sam, Adam and Andrew.

 

Within 40 years of trading the company has grown from a desk in the front room of Tony and Sheilaghs home and now spans over three sites, employing 50+ staff and helping to support the local community.

 

A R Richards have many divisions within the company, ranging from Agricultural contracting, builders merchants, sleepers, construction, skip hire, waste recycling and eurobin collections.

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