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Ellgia Recycling expand offtake with deal to supply Norway with Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)
Ellgia Recycling expand offtake with deal to supply Norway with Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)
Rovers have been given a major boost off the pitch after announcing Ellgia Limited as the new North Stand sponsor at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Joining as a platinum partner, the recycling innovation company are helping shape Club Doncaster’s general waste management and looking at ways in which the stadium can be more environmentally friendly.
Ellgia is proud to announce that we have been awarded the contract to provide Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with their domestic waste management and recycling services for the next five years. The partnership will develop a long-term fit-for-the-future strategy to further enhance the Trust’s sustainable waste minimisation and recycling maximisation practices and expand our business in the healthcare market.
Uroc sits down with Ellgia Recycling, to find out how the Cambridgeshire firm is making its mark on the industry.
Ellgia Recycling has provided commercial waste management and recycling services to the private and public sector since its operations began seven years ago.
Following its inception, the Cambridgeshire-based firm has significantly grown in capacity; housing 120 employees and 100 vehicles, while serving around 7,500 customers from its four depots in the East of England; including the North Lincolnshire and Humber areas.
In recent years, the organisation has undergone a number of acquisitions that has spearheaded company growth across the region. Last year, Ellgia Recycling acquired local competitor Purple Recycling – A waste management organisation specialising in construction and demolition waste services and skip hire across Cambridgeshire and Suffolk; together with its single processing site in Ely, Cambridgeshire.
Other notable acquisitions involved the takeover of Lincolnshire-based Thompson Waste Management and J.E. Churchill (Plant) Ltd in 2014, as well as Suffolk-based A.J Thompson Paper Recycling in November 2013.
“The acquisitions initially helped us to generate critical mass to generate funds to invest,” notes, Jack Lavington, Operations Director at Ellgia Recycling. “In 2014, the acquisition of our Scunthorpe business gave us the infrastructure development potential that we are now starting to realise and the 2017 purchases in the south gave us a hub that we could consolidate and internalise waste from other counties into our processing site in Scunthorpe,” adding that the acquisitions have given the business “instant brand credibility” with further expansion opportunities.”
Over the years, the waste management firm has built up a strong rapport with clients from multiple sectors, which includes construction; logistics; residential; hospitality & leisure; automotive; education, among others.
However, what has given Ellgia Recycling vast amounts of recognition is its “going that extra mile” attitude and bespoke solutions, that have not only increased client recycling activities, but also reduced the amount of waste they produce on a regular basis.
This is facilitated through various training and support programmes for existing and prospective customers, to assist them with running their operations as efficiently as possible while avoiding any unnecessary outlay on waste collection services.
In addition, Mr Lavington explained that Ellgia Recycling’s latest software and technology allows SME’s to manage and monitor their waste streams more effectively, which, in turn, has curtailed costs for businesses.
“We are continually looking at ways our customers can improve their waste management performance. Having a portal designed with their needs in mind – where real time information is accessible and digestible means they can make decisions based on robust, up-to-date information.”
Together with electronic invoicing, Mr Lavington added that the recycler’s “paperless experience” initiative has helped save money, the environment and rally home the importance of recycling to customers.
To extend its service capabilities, Ellgia Recycling invested £4.1M into its aforementioned Scunthorpe premise.
The site opening took place on Tuesday the 25th of September and was performed by the Mayor of Scunthorpe Cllr. John Briggs. Also, in attendance were a number of members from the business community for the region, along with the Chief Exec of the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce Dr. Ian Kelly.
The premise in North Lincolnshire contains a Biomass Boiler, Drying floor building and Storage building to manage moisture content of SRF; baler and wrapper equipment to produce bales for export of RDF and SRF; a new picking line including new vibrating screen, relocation of existing screeners and separators and hard surfacing; plus, an SRF line including trommel, picking line, overband magnets, density separator, Eddie current separator, Untha shredder and connecting conveyor systems.
Additionally, the investment also comprises two mobile waste shredders; a new IT system infrastructure, along with two roll-on vehicles and skip vehicles, and two walking floor trailers and units.
Awards and Contracts
Ellgia Recycling’s ongoing efforts have resulted in the company winning, ‘Independent Operator of the Year’ at the MRW National Recycling Awards 2018. Held at the London Hilton, Park Lane on Thursday 28th June, the organisation was triumphant beating 10 other companies in the shortlist category.
Another big win for the recycler was securing a major supply contract with North Lincolnshire Council for the processing of large bulky waste from the latter’s Household Recycling and waste transfer sites. The long-term deal will see Ellgia Recycling provide a zero to landfill option for the benefit of the local authority and its household residents, as the UK moves towards a more circular economy.
Summing up the recycler’s achievements and projects this year, Mr Lavington said:
“2018 has been 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. Those changes bring many challenges with people and processing changing but ultimately it is for the benefit our environment and our customers as we divert more tonnage from landfills towards recycling and fuel.”
“The next few months are about consolidation and triage as opposed to major changes and ensuring are new lies are working efficiently, effectively and as designed before we embark on the next evolution.”
With the Christmas season soon approaching, it is business as normal as Ellgia Recycling continues growing its company footprint while retaining customers at the core of the operation.
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Ellgia Limited, the Regions ‘National award-winning’ waste management and recycling company, has spent this summer raising funds for five worthy causes within the Region. Having recently received the accolade of ‘Independent operator of the year’ at this year’s MRW National recycling awards, the Ellgia Team adopted the motto ‘Our award is your reward’ and set about initiating fundraising activities to support five Charities within their operational areas of Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire.
Ellgia’s Sales and Marketing Director Joe Hemsley-Rudd explained ‘As a Business within the community, we understand the importance of being as active as possible in helping the people within our heartland. As a team we looked at where we thought we could help most and chose things close to our hearts and where we thought we could make a difference’.
One of the initiatives was to donate £5 from every skip hired throughout the month of July. As a result of this initiative Ellgia registered a record month for skip hire through all of its regional depots bringing in extensive revenue to be forwarded and divided equally between the five Charities.
Joe Hemsley-Rudd summarised the summer activity by stating,
This has been a truly amazing feat by all the Team and we’re all extremely proud of the sums of money raised. We would like to thank our customers for their continued support, you allow us to give back and make a difference. It really is a case of ‘Our award being your Reward’.
Ellgia is delighted to be partnering with North Lincolnshire Council to supply the contract for the processing of large bulky waste from their Household Recycling Centres and waste transfer sites.
The partnership brings opportunity for Ellgia, local recycling and waste management company, to provide a zero to landfill disposal option for North Lincolnshire Council and household residents. The long-term contract includes working directly with the council and their Waste Transfer Sites
Ellgia has worked closely with North Lincolnshire Council to best provide a flexible service and value for their recycling. All bulky waste will be sorted treated at the Ellgia Scunthorpe depot, and if not able to be reused or recycled, the waste will create a Residual Derived Fuel that is baled and transported to a Waste to Energy partner. This provides energy creation whilst also offering circular economy that benefits the local community.
Ellgia celebrated award success at the MRW National Recycling Awards on Thursday 28 June, held at The Hilton on Park Lane.
Ellgia was awarded Independent Operator of the Year and were up against a tough category with eleven other nominations. The award recognises exceptional customer service, market innovation, growth and high performance. Ellgia was able to demonstrate improvement of resource management and show practical awareness of its role in driving resource management up the waste hierarchy.
National award winning recycling and waste management company Ellgia Limited celebrate their own success by giving back to its local community by establishing a community fund.
“We understand the importance of our community and the people who live within it. We’re looking to raise money for charities that are close to our hearts and that help and support local people in need.
Here at Ellgia we’ve opened a community fund that will help contribute towards five local charities. We aim to raise funds throughout the month of July, part of the campaign will include a charity skips initiative whereby Ellgia will donate £5 for every household skip hired. At the end of July the funds will be divided equally and given to the charities for all the great work that they do in the local communities that we live and work in.”
Ellgia is proud to have been awarded the national contract to provide British Sugar with their Waste Management and Recycling services. The long-term contract has started and includes working with their six major sites in Peterborough, Wissington, Bury St Edmunds, Cantley, Newark and Bardney.
Ellgia is delighted to have been chosen as the waste and recycling partner and will work with British Sugar to provide a service that will deliver efficient, measurable, cost effective and environmentally friendly solutions. British Sugar will benefit from Ellgia’s innovative recycling and waste to energy processes whilst working towards their target of zero non-hazardous waste to landfill.
British Sugar are the leading producer of sugar for the British and Irish food and beverage markets, processing around eight million tonnes of sugar beet and producing up to 1.4 million tonnes of sugar each year.
Joe Hemsley-Rudd, Ellgia’s Sales and Marketing Director said
Ellgia is delighted to be entering into this exciting new partnership with one of the leading UK’s brands in British Sugar. This partnership is a powerful endorsement of the Ellgia brand to showcase our ability to deliver our first class & industry leading complete service.
Ellgia Limited are delighted to announce an exciting new long term supply chain agreement with Biogen (UK) Limited.
After a very successful few years providing food waste services to a number of local authority contracts, Ellgia will continue to work closely with and the supply of food waste to Biogen’s network of Anaerobic Digestion Plants across the United Kingdom.
This is a very exciting time for Ellgia’s partnership with Biogen and we are proud to renew the key supply chain agreement. At Ellgia, we are constantly looking for method that promote circular economy. By partnering with Biogen, the supply of food waste can be used to create energy and nourishment for farmland, nothing goes to waste. This is a true endorsement to Ellgia’s pursuit to work closely with leading facilities and in turn provide key services to our customers.
Joe Hemsley-Rudd, Sales & Marketing Director – Ellgia Limited
Biogen is delighted to be renewing our partnership with innovative recycling company Ellgia. It was an easy decision to make as the service delivery has been to the highest standards and it provides our customers with the flexibility we require each day.
This agreement cements that together we are providing a bespoke and flexible service to clients who are seeking a more sustainable and affordable method of food waste disposal.”
Iain Pickles, Head of Sales – Biogen (UK) Limited