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GBN snaps up competitor Uxbridge

Skip hire and waste recycling firm GBN has bought Uxbridge Recycling for an undisclosed sum, which it said “probably” makes it the largest skip company in the south-east.

GBN already has six transfer stations handling more than 450,000 tonnes of waste a year. It also owns MRFs and a fleet of more than 100 vehicles, including RCV skip roll-on-off artics and tippers, which have helped it achieve a 90% recycling rate.

Uxbridge has a freehold site and a turnover of £5m, a fully licensed transfer station – including a MRF and ballistic separator – plus a 20-strong fleet of vehicles, skips and roll-on-offs.

GBN said Uxbridge had a large customer base and the deal enhanced its geographic coverage.

Managing director Garry Hobson said: “The acquisition is an exciting one and will strengthen our capablities and increase the areas we are able to offer our existing customers. It will also improve efficiency and diversion to landfill with the type of plant we now have at Uxbridge, which is of paramount importance to us.”

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