Sita UK has submitted a planning application for a recycling and waste management facility in Birmingham that would divert about 170,000 tonnes of waste from landfill.
The firm is proposing to change the use of an existing building, and partially develop a former DHL site, for the integrated resource recovery centre at Landor Street industrial estate.
It would replace Sita’s existing operation at nearby Montague Street with facilities that would assist the diversion of predominantly commercial and industrial waste from landfill.
The project would create 80 jobs initially, with the potential for a further 75.
Sita UK strategic development manager Tim Hughes said: “The proposals for Landor Street offer a fantastic opportunity for us to help divert much more of Birmingham’s waste away from landfill and help protect the environment by putting this waste to good use.
“It will also create much-needed local jobs on a site which has recently been vacated and jobs lost as a result.”
It is anticipated that the council will consider the planning application within the next three months.