Recycling firm in Baston hopes to expand and create 10 jobs

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A FIRM is hoping to move to a new and larger site which would create 10 jobs.

PMK Recycling in Outgang Road, Baston, wants move from its current 1.7 acre site to a much larger 8.5 acre site further along the road, which would allow the company to expand.

The 8.5 acre site was owned by Bradstone and was used in the production and storage of concrete paving slabs.

Owner and founder of PMK Recycling Roy Pumpr will find out if the deal has gone through on October 21.

Mr Pumpr said: “It is all quite exciting. We are outgrowing where we are and need to move on.

“It will mean we can increase our work and offer more services. I think we will need to take on about 10 more people, who might come from the local community.

“We set up the company in 2006 and since then it has grown and grown. I never expected it to get like this.”

PMK Recycling was launched in 2005, opening for business in March, 2006 after a licence was granted by the Environment Agency. Mr Pumpr had previously worked in plant hire and the construction industry before setting up his own business.

This was passed on to a member of his family before he launched PMK Recycling, which now employs more than 20 people.

PMK Recycling holds contracts to recycle the waste of various councils across the country. The new site will mean it can recycle 25,000 tons of waste a year, the maximum allowed under its licence. If the plans go ahead, the firm also hopes to open its doors so the public can dispose of their recycling at the site.

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