A £6 million new dry-mixed recycling facility is to be built by O’Brien Waste Recycling Solutions in Hartlepool.
The development will be on the same site as its existing skip waste recycling MRF which opened last year.
It is being built following on from contract wins that have seen the company deal with waste from Middlesbrough and Durham County Council.
Around 50 jobs are expected to be created as a result of the investment.
The company is also planning to build a specific glass MRF on the same site.
O’Brien Waste Recycling Solutions managing director Nathan O’Brien said: “Our reputation in the North East as a responsive, service-driven business which deals with waste responsibly is growing. As well as the recycling plant, we will be opening a new office in Hartlepool in 2017 which will house finance, admin, sales and contract managers to ensure that our service levels are met and our expansion continues across Teesside.”