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Helping Hand Environmental has been manufacturing Litterpickers from Ledbury, Herefordshire since 1965. Our award winning business prides itself on supporting local authorities, community groups, businesses, contractors, charities, schools and individuals to keep their local environment clean, green and tidy.

Our range of quality litter clearance hand tools deliver intelligent, comfort and long lasting solutions for all environments and terrains. Incorporating cutting edge solutions, ergonomic design with high quality materials – the Litterpicker range is both cost efficient and sustainable with includes our latest creation Street Boss - the multi-functional sustainable litter collection system.

Commenting on the latest technology, Managing Director, Gavin James, affirms “The Helping Hand Company have invested a lot of money over recent years in developing litter clearance solutions to the highest engineering standards.”

“The products are designed to put operator efficiency and comfort at the forefront and we are proud to manufacture them in Britain at one of our three factories in Herefordshire. We have complete control from design through to implementation, maintaining consistently high quality standards, and solutions that meet the needs of the user.”

Helping Hand Environmental is ready to increase its commitment developing effective litter clearance solutions during 2015 and what better way than to develop an innovative system and a catalogue of supporting tools in partnership with Street Cleansing operatives who work with litter every day.

The Street Boss sustainable litter collection system, encompassing a range of practical solutions for daily cleansing tasks; including the innovative ‘Pick & Push’ feature - designed to allow continuous handling and operational comfort makes the system highly manoeuvrable and easy to use.

Street Boss has puncture proof tyres for added longevity and stability across uneven surfaces with an integrated safety brake designed to support work on gradients. The system comprises of two Handi Hoop Plus sack retention units for quick removal; each with the capacity to carry 100 litres, giving the operator the option to segregate litter at street level. The systems’ unique tool storage facilities increase productivity - allowing the operative to undertake a range of cleansing tasks increasing productivity at ground level.

Developed with City Centre Street Cleansing teams up and down the UK, there is no doubt that the Street Boss was put through its paces when Oxford City Council got their hands on it!
“As a City council we cleanse 364 days of the year and were delighted when asked be involved in the development of the new ‘Street Boss’ model. We are now able to review its performance as a result of trialling it against other barrows types for a considerable period of time and in varying conditions.

We have found it to be lightweight, yet sturdy and versatile. Its capacity to carry 2 bags enables our operatives to separate recyclable items when litter picking. We estimate to have separated and recycled approximately 3 tonnes of waste that would have originally gone to landfill. Its capacity to carry a small selection of tools enables the operative to address, detritus, sharps, broken glass, dog fouling – increasing productivity and reducing workload placed on the separate City response teams that currently have to deal with it. We look forward to it going into production”.

The Street Boss system delivers real time value over current operating methods; providing a premium innovative solution for sustainable litter collection and reducing the time taken to clean zones.

For more information please see view our products page on our website our call HH Environmental on 01531 635678.

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Posted: 09 April 2015
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