Hartlepool firm wins £1.4m kerbside recycling contract

Pinchinthorpe Hall

J&B Recycling has been awarded another successful tender to process the kerbside recyclables for Hartlepool Council in a £1.4m deal.

Running for two years with the possibility for an extension, the contract will see the company processing around 8,000 tonnes a year of fully commingled recyclables.

Mark Penny, commercial manager at J&B, said: “Although we have worked with Hartlepool Council on a number of projects, this is the first time we have been able to process their kerbside collections, which a huge plus for us and continues our growth within the North East region and recycling sector.

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

J&B also hope that materials that can be included in recycling collections by Hartlepool residents can be expanded.

The growing waste firm is also committed to working alongside the local authority to reduce contamination by raising awareness of recycling procedures.

Kieran Bostock, assistant director for place management with Hartlepool Council, said: “We are delighted to have been able to award this contract to such a successful local company as J&B Recycling.

“As an authority committed to a sustainable future, we look forward to working closely with them with the aim of maximising the recycling options open to residents of the borough.”

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.