Greenstar UK, the Aylesbury-based waste management company, has expanded its collection arm and acquired Bedfordshire-based waste firm, Dunstable Waste Group, trading as Firbank Chiltern.
The acquisition is the latest development in Greenstars drive to provide the first fully integrated, end-to-end recycling service in the UK. On one end the firm hopes to expand its commercial waste business and on the other end it wants to develop its processing infrastructure.
Last November it bought the Verdant Group, the municipal services contractor with over 20 local authority customers in England, Scotland and Wales.
Based in Houghton Regis near Dunstable, Firbank Chiltern handles around 50,000 tonnes of waste and recyclable materials annually. It collects general waste, glass and mixed recyclables from commercial and industrial customers, as well as operating a 5,000 tonnes per annum aluminium can recycling facility.
Greenstar chief executive Ian Wakelin said: This deal gives Greenstar a bigger footprint in the South East. We see considerable opportunity for expanding our very successful commercial waste and recycling model in the region, for locking in synergies with Verdants municipal contracts and for capturing growing volumes of recyclable materials to feed our Aldridge materials recycling facility nearing completion on the outskirts of Birmingham.
Weve put in place yet another element of our strategic vision. Greenstar is well on its way to building a national network of fully integrated collection and processing services that will enable British companies and Britons to waste less and recycle more.
Image: Greenstar CEO Ian Wakelin