Russell Richardson MD Jonathan Richardson
Russell Richardson MD Jonathan Richardson
Richard Bell

Waste shredding company expands into former Yodel site in Sheffield

Confidential waste shredding, archiving and recycling firm Russell Richardson is tripling its Yorkshire footprint with a move to new premises in Sheffield.

The company will move its whole operation to a site in Tinsley providing 30,000 sq ft of warehouse, office and yard space.

The Park House Lane facility, secured on a seven-year lease, is located on the Rotherham-Sheffield border. It was previously occupied by delivery giant Yodel.

Russell Richardson will move its 22-strong team to the new premises in a phased relocation over the next four months, allowing it to avoid operational downtime.

The firm said the biggest task will be moving its 14-tonne shredder. Acquired 18 months ago, the machine is capable of processing up to 200 tonnes of waste paper and materials a week.

Managing director Jonathan Richardson said: “Attercliffe has been a great location for us logistically and when we set up our site here eight years ago we never dreamed we could outgrow it.

“But work is coming in at such a rate, our 13,000 sq ft warehouse and yard are no longer big enough.”

He continued: “The company has recently taken on three new employees and purchased a £30k reel splitter and three new collection vehicles, including a mobile shredder and an articulated lorry capable of transporting up to 26 tonnes of waste paper.

“Now we need a future-proof new home to house us as we grow further in years to come.”

Russell Richardson, now in its 40th year, plans to secure a neighbouring property to house its secure document storage service.

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