Recycling specialist continues fleet investment

J&B Recycling has revealed the business has invested £1.25million on a fleet of vehicles over the last 18 months.

The recycling and waste management company, which is based in the north east of England and carries out work in the Scottish Borders, said the upgrades allow the firm to ensure ‘increased efficiency’ with its waste management services to customers and partners in terms of processing, and have more control over the delivery and collection of materials.

Last year, J&B took delivery of two replacement 32-tonne hook loaders and an artic unit with walking floor trailer to service a contract with North Tyneside Council. It has replaced 13 of its varied fleet of vehicles as well as adding a further three vehicles.

In June this year, J&B added two further artic units with walking floor trailers to increase the in-house ability for delivering sorted materials and collecting bulk kerbside loads.   The business has also invested in a new £75,000 Liebherr loading shovel to ensure the operation of Sunderland Council’s kerbside waste runs smoothly.

Operations director Matthew Tyrie said, “New additions to our fleet of vehicles brings the total to 21 vehicles and five trailers.  The fleet now holds seven refuse vehicles, six hook loaders, five artic units and walking floor trailers, two skip loaders and a 12 tonne curtain-sider.”

MD Vikki Jackson-Smith added, “Investing in new vehicles ensures we can offer a superior recycling solution to contracts and allows for much more flexibility and increased services.  We currently operate from four highly developed sites within the north east and need to guarantee our vehicles reflect our high standard of service.”

Following recent expansion, J&B has undergone a rebrand, which resulted in all vehicles receiving a makeover. The redesigned modern logo has been added, which the company said resembles the ‘efficient state-of-the-art modern environment’ in which it operates.

Over the last year, J&B has processed over 200,000 tonnes of materials from local authority and commercial waste streams and now has over 200 employees.