Scottish food waste business to create 40 jobs with North East expansion
Scottish organic waste management business Keenan Recycling is expanding into the North East.
The £8.5m-turnover company has revealed plans to create up to 40 jobs over the next two years, with role available to include sales staff, account managers and fleet drivers.
Keenan Recycling launched its commercial food waste collection service in Scotland in 2010. Every year, it turns 150,000 tonnes of organic waste into compost and electricity.
In the North East, the company will work with businesses and other waste management firms to collect food waste for processing at County Durham’s High Hedley Biogas Plant, where it will be turned into electricity.
Grant Keenan, managing director of Keenan Recycling, said of the firm’s expansion: “We’re very excited to bring our food waste management service to the North East and we’re looking forward to working with businesses across the region who are conscious about creating a greener environment.
“Although it is a legal requirement in Scotland, recycling food waste in England is a concept that many will not be familiar with, but we hope that we can encourage individuals to really think about the food they throw away, rather than going to landfill.”
Keenan Recycling is headquartered in Aberdeen and employs over 90 people across its Aberdeen head office and facilities in Edinburgh, Fife and elsewhere.