Devon Contract Waste (DCW) has taken over the commercial waste division of Somerset-based Wellington Waste and contracts worth around £220,000.
Approximately 300 trade waste customers have been transferred as part of DCW’s plans to increase its market share of commercial waste collections in the south-west.
The company, which was estabished in 1989, invested more than £4m in its ‘envirohub’ in Exeter in 2011 to handle 75,000 tonnes of waste a year. The new processing plant cost £1.9m while the site itself and building cost a further £2.15m.
“DCW has exciting plans for growth during the next five years, and this deal allows us to expand our zero to landfill offering into Somerset,” said managing director Simon Almond.
Tony Palfrey, managing director of Wellington Waste, said: “We’re very happy to have sold our trade waste division to another local family-run business that can offer a zero-to-landfill solution in the Somerset area.
“This means we now have more time to concentrate on our core business services including skip and tipper hire.”
Wellington Waste will continue to operate its domestic collections service as usual.
- The photo shows Tony Palfrey, managing director of Wellington Waste, left, with Martin Tucker, operations manager at Devon Contract Waste.