Celebrations all round for waste collection team

Managing director of HIPPO Gareth Lloyd-Jones, Steve Trapp, mascot Harry the Hippo and Sara Trapp
Managing director of HIPPO Gareth Lloyd-Jones, Steve Trapp, mascot Harry the Hippo and Sara Trapp
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A WASTE management firm has celebrated its one millionth collection.

Hippo has announced its one millionth Hippobag collection.

Based in Portsmouth, Hippo runs a nationwide waste collection and recycling service to domestic and business customers alike, through the Hippobag.

Hippo managing director, Gareth Lloyd-Jones, and company mascot Harry the Hippo, went with driver Lee Beauchamp, to complete the collection and hand over the Hippo Hamper to the lucky millionth customers Steve and Sara Trapp, in Guildford.

They were surprised and delighted when Hippo called to give them the good news.

Steve said: ‘We’re absolutely thrilled. We chose a Hippobag as we’re in the process of moving house, and find them perfect for having a clear out.

‘We’ve already used Hippo twice this year to clear our garden and house ready for our move and every time the service has been excellent.’

There have been celebrations at Hippo Head Office, at 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour, with a Millionth Collection celebratory buffet and baking competition.

Certificates were also given to driver Lee and senior contact centre administrator, Beverley Downer, who booked the millionth collection.

Hippo managing director, Gareth Lloyd Jones, said: ‘We’re delighted to be sharing our success with Steve and Sara and of course wish them well in their new home.

‘It’s staggering to think that Hippo has achieved this astonishing milestone.

‘It’s a wonderful reflection of all the hard work and dedication of my colleagues in making Hippo’s green dream a reality. Hippo’s vision was to provide our customers with a simple, convenient and efficient waste collection service that would maximise the potential for the rubbish they were disposing of to be recycled rather than go to landfill, we can confidently say we’ve achieved that.’