Partner feature: Ellgia expands as it turns waste into a resource

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 21 Feb 2019

AN INWARD investing independent waste management company is working to strengthen local links through key partnerships.

Since Ellgia’s acquisition of Scunthorpe’s Bell Waste and Thompson’s in 2014, it has looked to use its vast area of coverage and to expand the offering across northern Lincolnshire.

Now sights are firmly set on Grimsby, after securing a number of partnerships in the area.

The business has previously shown its commitment to Scunthorpe through local investments in both business, employment and the community.

The Scunthorpe site will be utilised as a central processing hub in the plans for future logistical expansion across the region. Processing 2,500 tonnes a week, the 14-acre site on Winterton Road has the capacity for almost double and is prepped to meet the demands of continued growth.

Operations director Jack Lavington said: “2018 was a challenging but exciting year of change. We have internalised waste from our southern sites, completely redesigned and commissioned our new processing lines in Scunthorpe and have made strides to reinvent our brand to better reflect the journey we take waste on as we transform it into a resource.

“We now manufacture from our waste by creating fuel; Solid Recovery Fuel (SRF) and Refused Derived Fuel (RDF) both of which can be used for energy generation and our continued aim is to work towards our zero to landfill philosophy.”

Grimsby Town FC have been a prominent addition to the expanding portfolio, a link that Nick Dale, stadium manager, believes has been “hugely beneficial for the club in our focus to become more sustainable and consciously aware of our waste management”.

“We recycle everything from the bottles to the grass cuttings,” the Blundell Park official said. “It is important for the club operation to understand where our waste goes.

“We encourage the fans to dispose of waste into the right channels and even separate some materials here in-house before they are collected.”

Mr Lavington added: “We are keen to continue our support in the local area. There is still work to do but the potential is massive across Grimsby and the surrounding area. We are excited about this new stage in our development as a company.”

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