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Sita UK to operate Port of Tilbury recycling centre

Sita UK and Forth Ports Limited have announced a deal that will see the creation of a large recycling and resource management centre at the Port of Tilbury on the River Thames.

As part of the deal, Sita has acquired Forth Ports-owned Nordic Recycling for an undisclosed amount.

Sita will operate a new facility which will process Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) and Refuse Derived Fuel. It will be operational by early 2015

A 100,000 tonne per year Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) run by Nordic Recycling will become part of Sita’s UK operations.

The Port of Tilbury is accessible by road, rail and sea, which Sita said would offer a “unique opportunity” for exporting materials abroad or to other parts of the UK.

David Palmer-Jones, chief executive at Sita UK (above, right), said: “We look forward to working with our new colleagues to further improve the efficiency of the MRF and to expand our recycling activities in the south east of England.

“By investing in new processing facilities at the port, we will not only create new jobs, but will also enable the south east to divert a significant amount of its waste material from landfill and put it to good use instead.”

Charles Hammond, group chief executive at Forth Ports (above, left), said: “This new long term partnership is a significant achievement for our business and we are delighted to be working with our multi-national customer, Sita UK.”

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