A waste management company is to expand its operations after clearing a rubbish tip next its headquarters in Hartlepool.
J & B Recycling is building a new materials recycling which will increase its capacity to recycle thousands of tonnes of commercial and household packaging every year, with the facility being build on land which was formerly a nine metre high dumping ground.
The new facility is estimated to create as many as 25 new jobs at J & B Recycling, with the new purpose built facility which will allow the firm to manage commercial and domestic waste enabling more contracts to be tendered and able to attract contracts from within the UK.
Vikki Jackson Smith, managing director of J & B Recycling, said: “We are delighted to have now completely cleared this unsightly tip. It is a win-win situation for all as we have laid the foundations for our new facility to expand on our current business of recycling packaging and create jobs for local people.
“It means we can significantly increase our capacity for processing in a more efficient manner so we can become more competitive and attract more contracts to the area.
“As a waste management business, we need to set an example by driving forward efficiency in every aspect of our operations the investment into the extended site with the new building and infrastructure that we are currently developing will allow this to happen, maximising our assets and working to our full capacity.“