BGF invests £6.7m in recycling firm; Roadchef partners with UKWSL; Yorwaste transfer station plans; Oil collection service launched
BGF invests £6.7m in recycling firm
Business Growth Fund (BGF) has backed Darlington-based Total Recycling Services with a £6.7m growth capital investment.
This is the fourth north east based business BGF has backed in the last 12 months and follows investments in Chemoxy, Altec Engineering and Broadband Satellite Services.
In total, BGF has invested £50m in seven regional concerns since 2012.
Roadchef partners with UKWSL
Motorway service area operator Roadchef has appointed waste management firm UKWSL as its national waste and recycling contractor for the next three years.
The contract covers 30 locations nationwide and is estimated at around £3m.
Roadchef have installed three sections to their waste systems; general waste, mixed recycling and liquid.
There is also now an onsite compost system which allows Roadchef to recycle all their left over coffee grind to be reused on the grounds to enrich soil and grow flowers, food or coffee.
Yorwaste transfer station plans published
Yorwaste has unveiled plans to build a new waste transfer station on land at the Harewood Whin Resource Recovery Centre, near York.
The plans (pictured) include the building of a bale store for recyclable material, new offices and car parking.
Around 120,000 tonnes of waste will be brought to the transfer station and sorted and bulked, before being taken to the Allerton Waste Recovery Park, which will open in 2017.
The company is preparing to submit a planning application to City of York Council but first shared its plans with local people and other stakeholders at a community consultation event in Rufforth Village Hall.
Oil collection service launched
Scottish food waste management firm, Keenan Recycling has launched a free oil collection service for takeaways and other big kitchens.
The service is also available to large catering organisations, such as care homes, hospitals, universities and office canteens.
Keenan Recycling, which is headquartered at New Deer in Aberdeenshire and has offices in Linlithgow, has teamed up with Arrow Oils to launch the initiative.
Arrow will collect leftover oil from kitchens and ensure it is filtered and cleaned, ready to be utilised as an environmentally friendly fuel.
Keenan oil recycling service