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J&B Recycling win Hartlepool Borough Council contract

17.03.21 | Business News

The North East’s leading independent waste management company, J&B Recycling, has been awarded another successful tender to process the kerbside recyclables for Hartlepool Borough Council.

Running for two years with the possibility for an extension, the contract will see the company processing around 8000 tonnes a year of fully commingled recyclables.

Mark Penny, Commercial Manager at J&B Recycling, said: “This is the first time we have handled Hartlepool Borough Council’s kerbside since they started fully commingled recycling collections around 15 years ago. This is a huge plus for us and continues our growth within the North East region and recycling sector.

“We’re looking forward to working with Hartlepool Borough Council to increase their recycling rates and encourage waste awareness amongst residents.”

Starting in April 2021 the contract has a value of £1.4m over two years and hopes to expand the materials that can be included in recycling collections by Hartlepool residents as well as working alongside the local authority to reduce contamination by raising awareness of recycling procedures.

As a Hartlepool based firm with 74% of its workforce living in the area, this contract adds to J&B Recycling’s portfolio of local authorities and continues to support the local business with the possibility of creating new jobs, apprenticeships and the overall expansion of the company.

The last five years has seen J&B Recycling undertake an ongoing programme of major upgrades following a £7.5m investment from the Business Growth Fund (BGF) in 2014. These investments have taken the company from a basic low-tech operation to an industry leading, high tech, high profit operation which has resulted in a 200% uplift in tonnages processed per hour through the plant, benefiting contracts hugely.

J&B Recycling is currently looking at its fourth consecutive year of growth, achieving a market leading run rate of 20% EBITDA.

To find out more information about what J&B Recycling can do for you, please contact us.

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