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The recycling specialist, based in Coseley, has invested more than £150,000 into its high-quality, dedicated bonded warehouse, which includes 12 position picking stations, an automated shredder and a baling machine.
The latest in a chain of recent investments, Recycling UK has spent nearly £250,000 on new equipment, vehicles and technology in 2012, with turnover expected to almost double to £2m by end of 2013.
A growing demand for the recycling services in hard plastics, cardboard and film has been bolstered with strong interest from the medical sector thanks to the company’s new solutions for disposing of time expired X-ray films.
Managing Director, Paul Green explained:
“The bonded facility will look after the secure destructions of CDs, DVDs and, thanks to our new vision imaging software, X-rays for the healthcare sector.
“These have all been major growth areas for our business and this dedicated facility will give us the capacity to take on news clients, including EMI, local police forces and Customs & Excise.
“It’s all about providing total peace of mind. From the minute the product arrives at Coseley in one of our trucks, we log it then track it throughout the disposal phases. The client even gets a record of its destruction – better still, all of this is free of charge.”
Partnering with Worcester-based Industrial Material Recycling, Recycling UK has developed a bespoke vision imaging software that could save NHS Healthcare Trusts hundreds of thousands of pounds every year.
“We have already been audited, approved and accredited by FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft), which is a big plus in our industry.
The technology is able to set specific parameters to filter the files to ensure only the right ones are extracted and securely destroyed. All work is carried out in compliance with hospital information governance and medical record policy.
The facility is also equipped with a state-of-the-art CCTV system, allowing customers to log in and watch their products being destroyed.
The Managing Director concluded:
“The savings we can provide are eye-watering. We’ve just completed one job for an NHS Trust that has saved them in excess of £1m.
“With emphasis on reducing spending in the medical sector, we offer a service that is proving too good to be turn down.”