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Recresco purchases Ellesmere Port site

15 September 2020

Recresco has completed a multi-million pound deal with Peel Ports to acquire purchase the North Road site, which the firm says will enable it to develop its operations further and open up employment opportunities.

The company, founded in Norfolk in 1978 and headquartered in Nottingham, operates an additional site at Cwmbran, South Wales.

The purchase of the Ellesmere Port base, which is its largest facility covering approximately 12 acres, forms part of Recresco’s growth strategy that includes upgrading existing facilities and investing in plant machinery.

Tim Gent, director at Recresco, said: "This purchase marks an exciting period of development for Recresco as we work toward our long term future, investing in market leading glass sorting technology to drive advanced glass recycling, improving our facilities and opening up employment opportunities in the area.

"We have occupied the site at Ellesmere Port since 2008 and find the location and facilities provide the perfect backdrop for our recycling activities.

"The site is ideally placed to serve Recresco being far removed from any housing with strong infrastructure in place to support our business including rail links, a supply of natural gas and the connection to the Greater Manchester Ship Canal.

"This means we can move glass in and out of the plant with minimum disruption to residents and without reliance on road transport which could risk overwhelming the local regional road network.

"By purchasing this land, we now have the opportunity to meet our long-term growth goals, develop our business further and make full use of the opportunities this excellent site offers in terms of location and transport links.

"We remain fully committed to a lasting future at Ellesmere Port and this purchase serves to secure our place there."

Recresco is one of the leading Material Recycling companies in the UK. The company was the first recycling company to sort glass by colour, and the first to take glass sourced from materials recycling facilities (MRFs). Founded in Norfolk in 1978, this family business has large reprocessing facilities at Ellesmere Port and Cwmbran with its head office.