UK: BHS to build four materials recycling facilities


Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has been selected to build four materials recycling facilities (MRF) by SITA UK.

The Oregon, US based company will design, manufacture and install the MRFs in the UK. The first two recycling systems will be located in Birmingham and Avonmouth with construction beginning later this year. The Darwen and south London facilities will be built the following year and all four will process more than 250,000 tonnes of commercial recyclables per year.


SITA UK head of infrastructure development Ben Harding said: “These facilities, of which two will be built before the end of this year and two the following year, will provide us with additional processing capacity in strategic areas across the UK, allowing us to improve our service offering to our customers.

“We are excited to be working with BHS on these projects; from the outset of this procurement they have shown a key understanding of our objectives in developing facilities that will allow us to recycle a wide range of materials, but also have the flexibility to upgrade them in the future should we wish to target different markets.”

SITA and BHS have established a focus on expanding their capabilities in the waste and recycling markets, including upcoming projects such as plastic–to–energy and organics processing.

BHS chief executive Steve Miller added: “SITA UK is the type if visionary company that we believe make the best customers for BHS. We are thrilled to be entrusted with helping them grow their business for the future.”