Highlander Case Studies.


We performed a full waste review and audit to improve processes and efficiency at their distribution centre. We implemented new equipment and strategies to increase their recycling output and reduce waste materials.

The result, £13,000 per annum savings and with projected revenues from recycled material rebates £30,000 annually. 

Bell & Bain

We enjoy an excellent partnership with this print company and regularly perform waste audits to review processes. Over the years we have installed state-of-the-art equipment and processes to maximise the volume of materials being recycled, with rebates associated with these materials improved by 30%. Most recently we introduced automation to the recycling process boosting efficiency and minimising downtime.

MBM Print & Supply Chain Solutions

One of our most innovative and unique installations. Being neighbours we use an air-extraction system to draw recycled materials instantly into compactors in the Highlander yard and with the auto-alert system, downtime has been eliminated.


One of the oldest paper producers in the UK, established in 1800, although our partnership only started 7 years ago.  Since then, we have introduced new equipment and automated processes to improve efficiency and reduce waste transport costs by 15%. We have also implemented sound recycling processes at Arjo, to increase revenue from rebates across all the paper grades they produce by 26%.

Campbells Foods

Quite a significant change in both processes and equipment and a fairly complicated install. After a comprehensive review and some careful planning and a new baler was instaled. This saw a huge reduction in waste removal cost, increased rebates on recycled materials by approximately £15per ton and improved efficiency at the site due to reduced manual handling from Campbell’s staff.

Arete (Wm Grant Cumbernauld)

A solution was sought for Arete for their polythene waste, which would reduce their waste disposal costs, reduce their handling and create a new revenue stream.

Boxes & Packaging

Highlander have provided wastepaper recycling services to Logson group sites in Scotland for several years and just recently, we installed a new dual compactor and waste diverter system at Boxes & Packaging in Dumbarton.