How we turned waste paper and cardboard into monetary donations
31st January 2018
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It is well known that here at Haulaway we have a strong recycling ethos and after 25 years of building up our business and consistently reaching recycling rates of over 90% we started wondering what else we could do to reach out within the community.

Our local St Wilfrids Hospice is a charity that touches the lives of many people, providing specialist care for people with many progressive and advanced illnesses. Therefore being able to contribute to the £11,000 per day needed to run the Hospice is a cause close to our, and we are sure many others people’s hearts.

And so, with this in mind, about two years ago we came up with our scheme ‘Papers for St Wilfrids’…

Papers For St Wilfrids


A kerbside recycling service whereby we collect our local resident’s unwanted papers and cardboard and donate 50% of the profits made to St Wilfrids Hospice.

Feeling inspired, we hurriedly set about finding the ideal box for the job and creating leaflets to spread the word of our exciting idea. Once everything was in place it was just a matter of waiting (and hoping!) for the support and involvement of the local residents of Hailsham.

We were not disappointed. Before we had even returned from our first afternoon of leaflet delivering our office started receiving enquiries and requests for our new service. We began our weekly red box collections in May 2016, with only 158 collections made within that first month. However it didn’t take the people of Hailsham long to catch on to this heartening scheme and over the next few months the requests for one of our red boxes snowballed.

One Year On

By May 2017 we had given out all 1000 of our red boxes to the local residents and our monthly donations to St Wilfrids Hospice totalled an amazing £3,800. Now averaging 3210 box collections per month we believe we are on target to reach a staggering total of £10,000 to be donated by May this year. (Our two year anniversary!)

Our scheme wouldn’t have worked without the incredible support (and the paper and cardboard waste!) from the residents of Hailsham. We’d like to say a massive thank you to all of you that have shown your support and hope you are as proud as we are.


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Haulaway Skips

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Haulaway Skips is a family run waste management company. We provide many services including skip, grab and tipper hire as well as recycled aggregates and topsoil. We recycle over 90% of all waste received...

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