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Cambridgeshire waste management company buys paper recycler

Cambridge-based Ellgia Recycling has acquired AJ Thompson Paper Recycling for an undisclosed sum.

AJ Thompson Paper Recycling handles around 700 tonnes of waste paper, plastic and cardboard per week across Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex and the East of England.

Ellgia Recycling said it had has experienced considerable growth over the last 12 months and is now the largest independent waste management company in the area.

Steve Crook, managing director at Ellgia Recycling, described the acquisition as a “strategic fit” for Ellgia Recycling’s business.

“This now provides Ellgia Recycling with increased capacity and enhanced service options which can benefit all our customers new and old.

“We are a genuine alterative to the major companies by offering the full range of waste and recycling services, whilst still having the more personable feel an independent company can bring.”

Negotiations between the two companies had started in February, but the deal was delayed following the death of AJ Thompson Paper Recycling founder Anthony Thompson.

“The acquisition process was a very delicate matter as I am sure you will appreciate,” said Crook. “The staff has done a fantastic job in some very difficult circumstances and should be very proud of their achievements.”

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