Colwick firm scoop prestigious prize for recycling efforts

A company based in Colwick has received national recognition for its recycling efforts.

Wastecycle, which has its headquarters in Colwick Industrial Estate, won the Waste Transfer and Skip Hire Business of the Year in’s 2018 Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management Awards.

The company, which celebrated its 20th birthday last month, transfers over 500,000 tonnes of commercial waste each year and hires out over 50,000 skips each year.

With over 97% of the waste it handles being recycled, Wastecycle is one of the country’s leading recycling and waste management companies, employing over 320 people at four sites, one in Nottingham and three in Leicester.

DELIGHTED: Countdown host Rachel Riley; Paul Clements of Wastecycle; John Connor of sponsor Turmec; and Steve Eminton Let’s Recycle Editor

The award was presented to Wastecycle’s Commercial Director Paul Clements, at a celebratory lunch at the Landmark Hotel, London.

“I know it’s a cliché, but we are delighted to have won the award for Waste Transfer and Skip Hire Business of the Year.

“Everyone at Wastecycle works incredibly hard to do the best job we can for our customers and to ensure we provide a high-quality service,” said Paul. “Helping people reduce their waste, reuse it where possible and recycle as much of it as we can is a real passion for Wastecycle, and it’s fantastic when your efforts are recognised.”

Now in their 14th year, the Awards, which are organised by industry website, reward innovation, dedication and success within the waste and recycling industry.

As well as the 2018 Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management Awards, Wastecycle is also a finalist at the prestigious National Recycling Awards in two categories – Health and Safety Initiative and Recycling Facility of the Year. Wastecycle will find out if they have won the top prize in either of these categories in June.

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