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Yorkshire firm expands

Sheffield firm DJB Recycling has acquired Quay Recycling to expand into the commercial waste management sector.

Some 13 staff from Quay, including business partners Chris Brown, Martin Brown and John Gee, have all moved over to DJB, which is based in Queens Street.

DJB managing director Darren Bland intends to use the merger with the fellow Sheffield-based company to work closer with city businesses.

Bland said: “We are very pleased to welcome the Quay team into DJB. I’ve known Chris and the lads for a long time, and there is a level of trust there that only comes with that kind of relationship being built up over the years.

“The commercial waste sector is one that we’re looking to grow during the next 12 months after our success in the recycling industry. We have invested in new equipment and have plans for further growth soon.”

The Quay acquisition brings the DJB workforce to 22, with the company recording a turnover last year of more than £1.2m.

Brown, now general manager at DJB, said: “Working with Darren and DJB became the obvious next step for Quay. We will be providing a strong, customer-focused local company to handle the waste needs of Sheffield firms.”

On average, DJB recycles 250 tonnes of cardboard and paper a week along with other materials including plastics.

DJB also offers waste management solutions for companies and has worked closely with Wembley Arena for a number of years. It also provided the first ‘pay as you throw’ system for a wholesale market at London’s New Covent Garden.

  • Picture: Bland, right, with Brown.

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