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Sterecycle announces £10m expansion for Yorkshire recycling facility

Waste recycling company Sterecycle has invested £10 million to increase its plants handling capacity in South Yorkshire.

Sterecycle hopes to create more jobs at the autoclave waste recycling plant in Rotherham.

Chief executive Duncan Grierson said: It is another fantastic step for our businesses to double our capacity and for jobs in the Yorkshire region. The credit crunch is not a problem for us because there are economic and regulatory drivers that push us to provide a very strong new treatment.

The firm will invest £10m to increase the plants handling capacity to 200,000 tonnes per year by late 2010.

Sterecycle pioneered the use of steam for processing unsorted household waste and commercial waste. It was granted planning permission to expand operations at its site by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council earlier this month.

Grierson said that local authorities still had stringent targets to meet and landfill tax escalators created demand for waste services during the current economic climate.

The firm is looking to develop and build more plants around the UK in the future.

Image: Sterecycle CEO Duncan Grierson standing outside company's Rotherham facility

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