Acquisition is Quay to continued growth for DJB Recycling
5th April 2016
Sheffield firm DJB Recycling has made a major move into the commercial waste management sector by acquiring Quay Recycling.
DJB, which was formed by managing director Darren Bland in 2005, has made its name in the recycling industry but intends to use its merger with long-standing Sheffield company Quay to work closer with city businesses. Thirteen staff from Quay, including business partners Chris Brown, Martin Brown and John Gee, have all moved over to DJB, which is based in Queens Street. Darren, aged 40, said: -We're very pleased to welcome the Quay team into DJB. I've known Chris and the lads for a long time and there's a level of trust there that only comes with that kind of relationship being built up over the years. -The commercial waste sector is one that we're looking to grow over the next 12 months after our success in the recycling industry. We have invested in new equipment and have plans for further growth soon. The Quay acquisition brings the DJB workforce to 22 strong with the company recording a turnover last year of more than £1.2m. Chris Brown, who is now general manager at DJB, said: -Working with Darren and DJB became the obvious next step for Quay. We have worked hard since we were formed in 2005 to make Quay a respected name in the commercial waste sector. -By joining up with DJB we'll be providing a strong, customer-focused local company to handle the waste needs of Sheffield firms. On average DJB recycle 250 tonnes of cardboard and paper every week along with other recyclable materials such as plastic. DJB also offer waste management solutions for companies and have worked closely with Wembley Arena for a number of years as well as providing the first 'pay as you throw' system for a wholesale market at London's New Covent Garden Market. Website: djbrecycling.co.uk Twitter: @DJBRecycling Facebook: facebook.com/DJBRecycling