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FCC rebrand for UK waste firms

A new name in waste management has been launched with the merger and integration of Waste Recycling Group and Focsa Services (UK).

Both companies are owned by the Spanish multinational infrastructure group FCC and the new entity is called FCC Environment.

All of FCC’s UK waste businesses will now trade under the one name although integration of the firms began in 2011.

Paul Taylor, chief executive of FCC Environment, said the new brand will draw from the “combined strengths of WRG and Focsa and from the support and ambition of FCC”.

He said: “We have made great progress in moving our business from one that was rooted in waste disposal to one that now, as FCC Environment, provides a wide range of collection, recycling, treatment and energy recovery services that are fully aligned to our customers’ needs. ‘From waste to resource’ is now our central focus.

“As a result we saw in 2011 some substantial successes in new business,” he added.

“We are constructing a new energy from waste facility, we are preferred bidder for two major residual waste contracts, we have won several new recycling contracts and have become one of the leading operators of public household recycling centres for local authorities in the UK.”

FCC Environment is composed of five key business areas: municipal services, business waste, green energy, recycling, and waste processing.

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