New £4m investment keeps firm at cutting edge of waste industry

A Co Tyrone recycling firm has announced a £4m investment in equipment.

ReCyco, which now employs 40 full-time staff, built a 40,000 sq ft operation on a 20-acre site near Omagh to manage a variety of material and waste from local authorities and commercial clients.

The company is licensed to handle 150,000 tonnes of municipal and commercial waste annually and is the only such facility in the Fermanagh and Tyrone area.

ReCyco plays a central role in achieving EU landfill diversion targets by reducing the tonnage going to landfill. The firm has already achieved zero landfill for several customers through effective recycling and recovery because of investment in new technology.

Managing director, Michael Cunningham, said that technology in the recycling industry had evolved rapidly in the last five years and that it was important to keep abreast of the latest developments.

“It would have been a difficult task to divert waste away from landfill sites five years ago, but with the advent of high-tech recycling plants, we are able to accelerate the drive to meet EU diversion targets ahead of schedule,” he said.

“It has become clear to more and more businesses and organisations that waste materials are valuable as recyclates or following processing, as sustainable, clean alternative fuels.

“ReCyco and other forward-thinking recycling and recovery businesses are investing heavily in the sector and creating jobs as a result because we fundamentally believe that waste will become viewed as an increasingly precious commodity in the coming years.