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Accounts Assistant

We are recruiting for an Accounts Assistant to support our growing growing finance function. This is a full-time position in a key role within the team. The successful candidate must be organised and disciplined with an eye for detail. Be both confident and accurate in their dealings. As the role involves a lot of communication […]

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Transport & Logistics Manager

We are looking for an experienced Transport and Logistics Manager to join the team. With a minimum of 5 years of experience within a fast-paced environment. You would be responsible for managing a fleet of around 20 vehicles. A combination of small Mercedes 3.5 ton vans up to large curtain siders, hook lift skip trucks, […]

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Community & Charity Work

Well Done, EK Community Litter Pickers

Occasionally you come across a group or organisation that are doing great things for their community. We did just that with EK Community Litter Pickers. The group tackle litter hotspots in East Kilbride. With champions in each areas who highlight problems to the group. From fly-tipping to general littering and rally the volunteers to remove […]

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Company News Equipment

Reuse and Recycle. Skip up-cycling!

As a recycling company, Highlander has fully embraced the culture of “Reduce – Reuse – Recycle – Refuse”. While we usually focus on recycling paper and wood, this week the focus is on upcycling and increasing the longevity of our skips. We pride ourselves on keeping skips in good condition with routine maintenance. Nevertheless even […]

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Company News

Improve recycling rates and reduce costs, with a waste audit

During the past two decades, new legislation, commercial pressures and public perception have forced all waste producers, industrial, commercial and domestic – to rethink their disposal routes. As a result, a new culture of “Reduce – Reuse – Recycle – Refuse” has spread throughout the country.  At Highlander, we are delighted to see more and […]

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Wooden pallet recycling at Highlander

At Highlander, our focus is always on recycling and looking for new ways to increase recycling volumes and minimise materials intended for landfill. Historically, this focused on paper, cardboard and plastic. After learning a very concerning statistic, that tonnes of wood are sent to landfill every year, we have extended our recycling services to include […]

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Markets swings and roundabouts continue as we see the beginning of the end of the pandemic

The last 18 months have seen some extraordinary times in the waste paper trade – from market crashes at the end of 2019, to drastic reductions in volumes during the 1st lockdown, to acute scarcity of material for mills, to the toilet roll “crisis” to the start of the post COVID dawn – it has been […]

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Achievements

Extra investment in the Highlander fleet

It’s been a busy start to the year at Highlander, hopefully, a sign that many businesses are starting to return to ‘normal’. To ensure we are ready to help as many businesses as possible, across paper and wood recycling and security shredding we have strengthened our fleet of vehicles to meet our increasing customer demand. […]

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Highlander investing £250,000 in the future

At Highlander, we – like many other businesses – have found the past year a difficult one, but have been fortunate to experience an overall period of continued growth, despite very difficult market conditions. This is in part due to the retention of key contracts and due to securing new contracts, such as MPS, Pitreavie […]

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Low arisings and returning markets help stabilise the markets

As we have previously highlighted, the global recovered fibre market has been transforming in the last two to three years as new outlets are sought for material that, in many previous instances, would have headed to China. At a BIR Paper Division webinar on October 14 moderated by its General Delegate, Sébastien Ricard of France-based […]