EMERGE Recycling beefs up north west operations

Social enterprise EMERGE Recycling has acquired Green Reaper Recycling for an undisclosed sum as it looks to expand its operations in the north west.

Based in east Manchester, EMERGE Recycling, was set up in 1996 to provide a range of recycling and refuse services to businesses and schools across Greater Manchester. It employs 28 staff.

In a statement, EMERGE said that its acquisition of Green Reaper Recycling will enable it to extend its reach across the city region, adding more collection areas and increasing its range of waste and recycling services.

EMERGE managing director Lucy Danger said: “This development will enable us to substantially enhance our waste and recycling offering to businesses in Greater Manchester and the north west as well as giving us additional capacity to meet our charitable objectives.

“Before the acquisition, our social enterprise had built a strong reputation in waste and recycling alongside our charitable work in 3Rs education and FareShare food distribution.

“The merger takes our offering to a new level and will give us capabilities to offer services such as shredding confidential documentation for clients as well as adding operational capacity and a new Sales Manager to help drive our planned expansion.”

As part of the acquisition, former Green Reaper managing partner, Nevil Tideswell, has become commercial manager of EMERGE’s combined waste and recycling operation.

He said: “All our existing and new customers will benefit as a result of working with such a forward thinking social enterprise and the added capacity offered by access to new equipment.”

Liz Gyekye

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