Firm triples customer base in past year

Keenan Recycling's  transport and logistics manager Andy Gunn.
Keenan Recycling's transport and logistics manager Andy Gunn.

A Buchan organic recycling firm has tripled its customer base since the introduction of new food waste recycling regulations affecting businesses across the country.

Keenan Recycling, which is based at New Deer, has seen its client list rise from 600 to 1800, and now collects more than 60,000 tonnes of waste, due to the Waste (Scotland) Regulations, which came into force in January 2014.

To meet demand from clients, the firm has also invested millions of pounds in specialist equipment to strengthen its operations.

Keenan Recycling, managing director, Grant Keenan, said: “2014 was an incredible year for us with our business doubling in size almost overnight as a result of the new Waste (Scotland) Regulations coming into force. As we draw closer to the deadlines in 2016 we expect to continue to grow and strengthen our position in the industry.

“We have continued to invest in new vehicles to add to our fleet which will help us provide the best service and we are looking forward to taking on many more new clients as well as continuing relationships with existing customers.”

Keenan Recycling is responsible for collecting and processing food and other organic waste, such as paper towels and coffee cups, from a range of businesses across the North and North-east of Scotland, including award-winning restaurants and large shopping centres.

The materials are turned into compost at the company’s Aberdeenshire base.