Bywaters has opened, what it claims is, Londons largest undercover dry recyclable materials recycling facility (MRF) in Bow in East London.
The 250,000 tonnes a year capacity MRF is part of a £30 million relocation to a 9.2 acre site. Previous company facilities had to move because they were in the London 2012 Olympic development zone.
The relocation has also been used to revamp the technology used, managing director John Glover explained: "Our service is now supported by the latest technology ensuring we output resource of the highest quality to feed back into the supply chain. Our new location means we are minimising the environmental impact of our operations. The opening of our east London MRF puts us in exactly the right place to make recycling easier for London businesses.
The MRF has been designed to process a wide range of commingled office and commercial dry recyclables. He also said that contract negotiations to supply material to the MRF and buyers for the end products were ongoing.