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Delivering a Green Brexit

18 September 2017

The UK’s environment secretary, Michael Gove, has recently announced plans for a renewed waste and resources strategy that will work to reduce the amount of plastic entering our oceans. The strategy, which will also look to improve incentives for reducing waste and litter, whilst reviewing th...

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J&B set to lend a hand at Gateshead Sculpture Day

11 September 2017

  J&B Recycling is gearing up to support the Gateshead Family Sculpture Day, held at Saltwell Park on September 24th. The family event, ran by the Gateshead Council’s culture team, welcomes thousands of people to the park for a day of crafting and construction activities. With the ta...

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Meet John Dullard, Weighbridge Operator at J&B

04 September 2017

  Name: John Dullard  Position: Weighbridge Operator  Age: 62  Favourite Sport and Team: Snooker/Accrington Stanley     Favourite Song: YMCA or any other good party tunes  Favourite Food: Pie and Chips, you can’t beat a goo...

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J&B Recycling announced UK recycling firm of the year

30 August 2017

The North East’s largest independent recycling company, J&B Recycling, has been crowned 'Recycling Firm of the Year' by the international Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards 2018. After being awarded the 'Most Outstanding in Recycling Solutions' for the previous two year...

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No time to waste for J&B Recycling

31 July 2017

J&B RECYCLING has recorded an average of 98.19% of on-time services over the last 6 months. This was measured across the whole range of container and vehicle types provided by the company. The best performance being made by the trade waste department that achieved an impressive average of 99.63...

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Fall in Kerbside quality tough news for MRFs

18 July 2017

  WRAP’s latest report under the MRF sampling regime has revealed a 1.2% increase in contamination of kerbside collected recyclables delivered to MRFs from sources in England, while Wales maintains a lower level. For the fourth quarter of 2016, 14.1% of material was rejected by MRFs in E...

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J&B Recycling heading for a hat trick in the Corporate Livewire awards

17 July 2017

J&B Recycling is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted in the international Corporate Livewire Innovation & Excellence 2018 awards. The company has a strong history in the Corporate Livewire awards, winning the competitive ‘Most Outstanding in Recycling Solutions’ c...

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Meet Shane Smith, J&B's Collection Co-ordinator

11 July 2017

  Name: Shane Smith Position: Collections Co-Ordinator Age: 22 Favourite Sport and Team: Football – I follow football religiously and Manchester United is my team. Favourite Song: Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now Favourite Food: Of course it has to be the Teesside delicacy, the migh...

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China's 'National Sword' campaign impacts on UK paper market

25 May 2017

In April there was a sudden drop in the values of mixed paper and cardboard commodities. In the space of a couple of days their value fell by up to 50%. A combination of factors affected the drop including an increase in shipping costs that added $500 onto each container shipped. The cyclical deman...

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J&B Recycling sponsors Music v Cancer 'Spring Weekender' concerts

17 May 2017

J&B Recycling was proud to be one of the official sponsors of the Music v Cancer (MvC) ‘Spring Weekender’ fundraising event.  The MvC event was considered a huge success and thanks to attendees and sponsors such as J&B Recycling, the charity donated £8,078 towards a n...

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J&B Recycling goes from strength to strength

12 May 2017

J&B Recycling, one of the UKs leading general waste recyclers has announced further growth in its North East operations.  Following the recent Corporate Livewire award win where the company were recognised as the "most outstanding in recycling solutions", the firm has created eight new rol...

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Meet Colin John Clark

03 May 2017

We speak to J&B Recycling’s longest serving employee Colin John Clark. Name: Colin John Clark  Job Title: Trade Services Collector What was your first job? My first job was working in Robert Lauders Timber Yard when I was 17.  How long have you been with J&B Recycling? I sta...

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International Women's Day

28 March 2017

Our Managing Director Vikki Jackson-Smith, was delighted be invited as the keynote speaker at Talk and Tapas with Hewitts Solicitors for International Women’s Day. Vikki spoke in front of a number of different businesses about the growth of J&B Recycling at a ladies-only business event at...

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Food labels and containers causing a recycling nightmare

28 March 2017

  A survey by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) has claimed retailers could reduce an estimated 350,000 tonnes of avoidable household food waste per year via changes to packaging and ‘Use By’ dates reports letsrecycle.com. ‘Two million tonnes of food thrown away&r...

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Apprenticeships at J&B Recycling

28 March 2017

  J&B RECYCLING has a strong ethos of encouraging new talent throughout the business and many of management-level staff and rising stars, started out in the business through apprenticeships. We reported last year in our update that 30% of our office and administration staff have come throu...

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BQ Emerging Entrepreneur Awards

28 March 2017

J&B RECYCLING was delighted to attend the Business Quarterly Emerging Entrepreneur Awards at the Newcastle Gateshead Hilton. The glittering ceremony, celebrated the latest talent from the region and gave opportunity for our younger J&B employees to gain an insight into progressing new ideas...

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J&B Recycling lands double award

07 February 2017

  WE have double the reason to celebrate after being named as the winner of two global awards. J&B Recycling has been named as the winner of Most Outstanding in Recycling Solutions in the annual Corporate LiveWire Awards, retaining the honour we won in the same competition last year. In ad...

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UK ranked in top 10 for recycling

07 February 2017

Story taken from: http://www.letsrecycle.com/news/latest-news/uk-ranked-tenth-in-2015-european-recycling-table/ The United Kingdom and Italy tied for tenth place among the top-ranked municipal waste recyclers in Europe during 2015, figures published today by the European Union’s statistics bod...

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BQ magazine Feature

01 February 2017

MAKE sure to check your next edition of BQ magazine for a feature article with Managing Director of J&B Recycling Vikki Jackson-Smith. Journalist Liz Hands, visited the Thomlinson Road site back in December to speak to Vikki about the rise of the business within the North East and look at the c...

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Recycling consistency comes into question

14 December 2016

A senior adviser on waste issues for the Local Government Association (LGA) has suggested that councils will be resistant to measures to enforce a ‘consistent collection system’ across England. The cautionary note over consistency came from LGA adviser Hilary Tanner during a debate titl...

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J&B Recycling hits the headlines

08 December 2016

WE were delighted to see fantastic coverage after the news we released about the 30 new staff starting at J&B Recycling.  The team at Publicity Seekers, who look after all of our PR, did a great job in telling the media about our news and it was great to see it on ...

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More investment at South Tees site

08 December 2016

J&B RECYCLING has invested in a new loading shovel to help improve the efficiency of the operation at Windermere Road.  The company that is committed to providing a quality waste management service has invested £140,000 on a Liebherr 542 model.  This is the second...

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Great news on the job front

08 December 2016

  J&B Recycling has created 30 new jobs as it continues to expand.    The firm, which operates from a headquarters in Hartlepool and has a neighbouring site in the town as well as a third facility in Middlesbrough, took on 18 new operatives in August and has recruited an add...

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The Chinese Conundrum

11 October 2016

According to www.letsrecycle.com (28th September 2016) “there seems to be a lurking suspicion out there that most of the UK’s recycling gets sent to China. People complain that this is a farcical state of affairs which negates the value of recycling. Some seem to think that, once recycli...

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Meet Sam Park, Electrical Engineer

05 October 2016

Name: Sam Park Position: Electrical Engineer Age: 39 Football Team: Glasgow Rangers Favourite Song: it would have to be Pennies From Heaven Favourite TV Programme: Chewing the Fat, a Scottish comedy sketch show. What do you do in your spare time? I love sports so I’m always either watching or...

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