Two new jobs have been created in the area following a £40,000 investment by a Colwick recycling firm.
Wastecycle, which is based in Colwick Industrial Estate, recently took delivery of a new grab wagon, which will allow it to expand its waste collection services.
The Volvo, which features a clamshell grab will enable Wastecycle to work with construction companies, site managers and homeowners who have large amounts waste to dispose of but cannot use a skip.
Two new drivers have been recruited to enable Wastecycle to roll out its new service.
Paul Walker, logistics director at Wastecycle, said the new vehicle will help create new opportunities for the firm.
He said: “Over the last year we have seen a dramatic increase in the number people asking if we can remove large amounts of soil, bricks, tarmac and green waste from their premises and building sites, so, we’ve invested in this new vehicle, taken on new staff and introduced a Grab Hire service.
“As well as being able to deal with larger volumes of waste than skips, the grab truck is also able to get into hard to reach areas, which makes it perfect for jobs where there are access restrictions.
“The grab wagon can also carry 15 tonnes of waste, which is twice as much as our most popular construction skip can accommodate.”
Established in 1998, Wastecycle has grown rapidly and today is the leading resource management and recycling company in the East Midlands.
The company uses the latest technologies to help over 3,000 businesses improve resource efficiency and reduce their operating costs by increasing recycling and decreasing carbon emissions.
The firm processes more than 500,000 tonnes of commercial, construction and domestic waste and materials each year, of which, over 97% is recycled and recovered.
For more information about Wastecycle, please visit www.wastecycle.co.uk