Cambridgeshire-based waste management company Saxon Recycling has been bought by Cleansing Services Group (CSG).
Saxon Recycling specialises in the printing, photographic and healthcare industries and has a turnover of £2 million a year.
CSG purchased J & G Environmental in 2008, which also specialises in recycling for the print sector so will provide synergies.
Saxon Recycling’s owners Mick Adams and Richard Stimson will join CSG for a six-month handover period, while ten other employees will join CSG full time.
It will continue to operate under its existing name, but will be managed by J & G’s general manager John Haines.
CSG managing director Neil Richards said: “Waste creation is one of the printing industry’s top three environmental impacts and our acquisition of Saxon comes at a time when the industry is enthusiastically embracing more sustainable waste management.
“Like us, Saxon has long supported the goal of routine recycling and reuse of print waste which makes them ideal partners for us. Between them, the two companies can provide the most comprehensive waste management service yet available to the printing industry.
“Despite a testing trading environment, our strategy is to continue to grow the business. This latest acquisition is a further step in the group’s expansion plans and we look forward to announcing more business developments in the future.”