Waste wood processing company Boomeco has invested around £3m in its resource recovery site in Avonmouth, Bristol.
Boomeco has bought equipment including a hook shredder, an automatic baling press with 200 metric tonne pressing force, a cross warp bale wrapping line and several new waste transport vehicles.
Oliver Latter, Boomeco’s founder, said: “This major investment means we can offer first-class recycling and recovery facilities, providing sustainable solutions that divert waste from landfill.
“The purchase of the site shows our long-term commitment to the area; we are already employing a local team of 18 people and we have ambitious growth plans for the business.”
Earlier this year, the Environment Agency (EA) withdrew Boomeco’s permit to store waste wood at Avonmouth docks after a severe fly infestation.
Bristol City Council then stepped in to replace the EA as the enforcement agency and allowed Boomeco to resume exports from the docks, as long as the company adhered to a strict set of conditions.
The council confirmed to MRW that the conditions imposed on Boomeco were still active and a spokesman for the company said that the money had been spent on the resource recovery site, which is around two miles from the docks.