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MDJ Light Brothers save and create jobs

Sussex-based waste and recycling specialist MDJ Light Brothers has saved, and created, jobs after taking over technology recycling facility UK Recycle IT in Aylesford, Kent, as part of a strategic business investment. In April 2007, Light Brothers assumed full ownership and management control of UK Recycle IT, which inspects, refurbishes and recycles redundant office electronic equipment such as computers. As a result, four full-time jobs were saved, three more have since been created, and the business continues accepting placements of workers on the New Deal scheme. Originally created in 2004 by social enterprise Kent & Medway ReMaDe, the business now operates under the MDJ Light Brothers name at its modern premises in the Royal British Legion Village at Aylesford. The facility works closely with Light Brothers main sites at Lewes, Sussex, which process thousands of fridges, freezers, TV sets, PC monitors and other electrical equipment each month. Using advanced technology, electrical equipment is de-polluted and processed into different components and base materials for recycling and reuse. Light Brothers national recycling manager Phil Burgon said: Taking over UK Recycle IT made absolute sense. Weve managed to create and expand jobs while also adding an important service capability to our electrical processing and recycling service. The Aylesford site is already playing an important and expanding role in Light Brothers ability to help businesses dispose of their old equipment in a way that maximises recycling, reuse and recovery. Im confident it has a very bright future, and we are already considering further expansion once the WEEE Directive takes effect.

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