The Hartlepool-based company will collect and manage waste from 76 banks in Hartlepool, Stockton, Darlington, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland in a deal worth £1.5M.

The deal comes on the back of another contract win for J&B to collect and manage waste from Middlesbrough Borough Council buildings, which will see up to three waste collections a week from more than 80 locations across the town.

J&B’s managing director, Vikki Jackson-Smith, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to manage the recycling banks across all five Teesside local authorities. It is the first time there have been standardised sites across the region.

“This will mean a more efficient service with new colour-coded containers and clearer, user-friendly branding to explain what can be recycled and where it goes. Because there’s less containers, there’s likely to be less congestion at the sites as we have increased the frequency of collections.”

More than 340 new containers have been delivered to existing sites to collect glass, paper, cardboard cans, plastics and textiles. The move has been praised by recycling managers at the Teesside local authorities.

Darlington Borough Council’s waste minimisation & recycling officer, Phillippa Scrafton, said: “The completed sites look excellent and initial feedback from the public is very positive.”

This latest business win comes just weeks after J&B was named Hartlepool’s Business of the Year. The firm recycles around 100,000 tonnes of waste each year from household, commercial, industrial and construction sources and recorded a turnover of £8.96M for 2010-11.

Maxine Perella

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