Automotive firm Nifco UK has partnered O’Brien to supply a range of waste and recycling services across its Stockton operation.
The deal will see the creation of two new jobs in the form of O’Brien waste operatives who will based full time at the Nifco site.
They will be tasked with segregating the recyclable waste into different streams which will then transported directly to recyclers to be made into new products.
This move towards a facilities waste management service is becoming more popular regionally, as it improves the quality of waste segregation, saves valuable headcount and offers increased recycling rates.
North East firm O’Brien Waste Recycling Solutions says it has built its reputation over the past 10 years through a customer-first approach and investment in innovative technology solutions.
Nifco UK were in the market for a single supplier to assist with all their waste streams and a strategic waste partner.
The company’s systems engineer Malcolm Mayes said: “We were drawn to O’Brien because of their reputation for working in partnership, rather than a company to simply dispose of our waste. Having the waste operatives on site is a simple but effective idea and we are greatly encouraged with how that is going.”
O’Brien sales and marketing director David Bennett added: “Nifco UK is a key and valued client for O’Brien and we are delighted with the opportunity to assist the team with their ongoing commitment to sustainability.
“We are constantly looking at new ways to help our business partners improve their recycling performance. The move towards the circular economy is critical in this country, especially with Brexit looming over us.”
O’Brien Waste Recycling continues to grow strength to strength in 2017. With a workforce over 400 and a turnover of more than £35m, innovation and the provision of excellent service underpins everything the business does and has enabled it to win long-term waste recycling contracts with local authorities and corporate clients including from Siemens, Newcastle International Airport, Newcastle United, Sunderland AFC and PD Ports amongst others.