A new facility to serve the north west of England has been opened by Palm Recycling in Aintree, Merseyside.
The new facility is double the size of the company’s Kirkby facility, which it replaces.
It takes paper, cans, glass, textiles and food waste collected from local households in Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council as part of its weekly, source separated kerbside collections.
Palm Recycling north west operations manager Ruairi Holyoake said: “The new location gives us so much more capacity, which means we can take a wider range of materials, as well as store more before reprocessing.
“At present, we’re taking 32,000 tonnes of material per annum, but we aim to increase this in the future with additional contract opportunities within the region.”
The material streams arriving at the facility are stored for onward haulage to end material users. However, all newspapers and magazines will be transferred to parent company Palm Paper and its paper mill in Kings’ Lynn, Norfolk.