Nationwide flooring and bed retailer United Carpets and Beds has negotiated a new deal with Orchard Facilities Management for lower prices for waste collection in eight of its stores.

The Rotherham-based business, which has been established since 1997 and has over 60 outlets across the UK, revealed that the agreement to introduce more efficient waste practices would streamline operations and reduce costs.

Simon Sherwin, of United Carpets, said: “The deal will result in lower overheads as we introduce the new management processes at eight of our franchises, helping us to keep prices low for our customers.

“It will also simplify administration by providing us with a single invoice and point of contact for these sites.”

James Holdsworth, of Orchard Facilities Management, added: “Restructuring of waste services is already underway at the Lincoln site and will be introduced at further stores across the Midlands and North of England in the coming weeks and months.

“We have also been able to negotiate lower prices for waste collection at each of the eight sites by tendering the contract across our network of suppliers and this in itself will bring considerable savings over time.

“We are delighted to be working with United Carpets on general waste and will be looking at the possibility of rolling out other facilities management services across their retail portfolio to improve efficiency even further.”