Shanks Waste Management has opened the doors of its overhauled materials recycling facility (MRF) in Kettering to take in commercial and industrial waste.
The company received planning permission to expand the MRF in February. Previously the facility only processed construction and demolition waste.
At full capacity the two-hectare site will process more than 200,000 tonnes of non-segregated industrial and commercial waste, at a recovery rate of 70%.
The facility can also sort commingled dry recyclable materials such as metals, paper and plastics.
Shank said the new development would create 35 new jobs once it reaches full capacity.
UK managing director Ian Goodfellow said the company was continuing to invest in highly automated recycling and recovery technology.
He added: “We see waste as a valuable resource and are very pleased that with the opening of our new MRF in Kettering we can recover even more material.”