Geared up on waste project

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A CAR parts firm is on the road to recycling success thanks to the help of a Hartlepool company.

Car parts manufacturer Nifco UK has used Hartlepool company J&B Recycling to ensure as little waste as possible is going to landfill.

That has included speaking to Nifco staff about the business and environmental benefits of recycling; site visits to J&B’s Hartlepool processing plant; and helping to design and plan recycling bays and service areas.

J&B Recycling has also installed compacting machines at Nifco’s manufacturing plant in Eaglescliffe to increase the amount of waste handled and the efficiency with which it is processed.

The firm, which recycles approximately 100,000 tonnes of waste each year from household, commercial, industrial and construction sources, is Hartlepool’s Business of the Year.

It works with customers across the private and public sectors – including software giants Sage UK, Middlesbrough College and Middleton Grange Shopping Centre.

Brian Wilson, logistics leader at Nifco UK, said: “Efficiencies within recycling and waste management is something that Nifco UK is keen to implement from top to bottom – from the offices, canteens and meeting rooms, to the factory floor and warehousing areas.

“It is something that every business needs to manage well to ensure as little waste as possible ends up in landfill. Our partnership with J & B Recycling has helped that process become far leaner and more efficient.”