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Six figure investment and a new job created at Leicester recycling boom continues for Wastecycle.

A leading East Midlands recycling company has completed a six-figure investment in its Leicester facility as it continues to enjoy growth in the city.

Wastecycle, which has three facilities in Leicester, has spent over £120,000 on installing new recycling plant at its Whetstone site.

A new feed hopper, trommel screen and a Windshifter have been installed along with a new pick station and improvements to the main pick station.

The new plant will increase Wastecycle’s recycling rate of both construction and industrial waste.

“We’re pleased to say that we’ve seen considerable growth in our customer base in Leicester and surrounding areas over the last year and this put a lot of pressure on the plant we have at Whetstone,” says Steve Jackson, Leicester Operations Manager at Wastecycle. “In order to cope with demand and to increase the materials we can process we’ve invested in new equipment.

“The new plant will allow us to increase the amount of waste we process on site, which in turn, will take lorries off the road as less waste will be transferred to our Nottingham site, which is good news as well.”

In addition to contributing to a reduction in haulage, the addition of new equipment has led to the creation of a new job, with Wastecycle recruiting an additional Waste Operative.

As well as the new position, Leicester’s local economy has benefitted from Wastecycle’s success, as the new custom plant was designed, built and installed by CSM Leicester.

Established in 1998, Wastecycle opened its Leicester site in 2012. The company, which celebrated its 20th birthday in March, processes more than 500,000 tonnes of waste and material each year, of which, over 98% is recycled and recovered.

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