Expanding Hartlepool waste firm to create up to 25 new jobs

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AN expanding Hartlepool firm could create up to 25 jobs.

Waste management company J & B Recycling is to expand its operations after clearing an unsightly rubbish tip next to its Hartlepool headquarters.

The award-winning firm is building a new materials recycling facility on land which was formerly a 28ft high dumping ground operated by the site’s former owner Easy Skips (NE) Ltd.

More than 36,000 cubic metres of waste had built up at the site before J & B Recycling won the contract to clear the tip and expand its own operations.

It is estimated the new facility will create as many as 25 new jobs.

Vikki Jackson Smith, managing director of J & B Recycling, said: “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.”

The new purpose built facility will manage commercial and domestic waste.

J & B Recycling is an award-winning firm which has won Hartlepool Business of the Year twice and the environment category in the North East Business Awards. It employs 175 staff. It recycles around 120,000 tonnes of waste each year from household, commercial, industrial and construction sources.