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Ellgia Acquires Purple Skips Ely

Ely-based waste management and recycling company Ellgia is pleased to announce it has acquired Purple Skips Ely this week and will take over operations at the Purple Recycling site in Prickwillow with immediate effect. 

 Ellgia anticipates a smooth transition with all services continuing as normal and has confirmed all staff will be retained.

Steve Crook, Ellgia’s Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to have acquired Purple Skips; it is a thriving business, servicing customers in the commercial and construction sector and will strengthen and widen our offer in the region. We have considerable experience in this sector in other parts of Eastern England, and this acquisition is complementary to our current business and allows us to expand our services across Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.

“In the future we will look to align the brand with our corporate identity and familiar green livery. However, our immediate focus will be working with Purple Recycling’s customers and staff to ensure we continue to provide a great service now and in the future as they become part of the Ellgia family.

“We will also take over Purple Recycling’s waste management and recycling facility, which will allow us extract more recyclable materials from our waste streams and offer greater environmental benefits to our customers.”

Ellgia is an innovative commercial waste management company based in Cambridgeshire, offering a growing range of bespoke solutions to customers across the East of England, Lincolnshire, Humberside and East Yorkshire, through its depots in Ely, Boston and Scunthorpe



The company was established in 2011 and makes waste management simple and cost-effective for its customers. It operates an innovative ‘pay-by-weight’ solution, using the latest container weighing and identification technology with a focus on recycling innovation, resource management and real time customer interaction on service and recycling performance.

At the heart of its success is the development of bespoke solutions that meet the needs of each of its customers, whether they are a very small business or large enterprises with multiple sites.

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