Materials recycling firm Eurokey Recycling has moved into its new premises in Hinckley, Leicester, six months after its site in Enderby burnt down.
A small MRF will be built over the next few months, so the facility will be capable of sorting and baling 100,000 tonnes of recyclables including plastic, cardboard, steel and aluminium, each year. Baling equipment is to be installed in the next few weeks and it is hoped the site will be up and running by January.
Commercial director Joe Bisland told MRW: “It’s been a very tough time for us over the past six months as due to the fire we couldn’t handle the same volumes of material as we were before. It seriously restricted the company’s growth and meant we shrank by 25%.
“But now we have the new site, I want to produce my first tonne by Christmas. Then we can get our head down and get on with it.”
Bisland revealed he has also submitted a planning application to build a new facility on the firm’s former site, which will house additional sorting capacity.