Devon recycling company, TQ Recycling, was named after its postcode area – a region renowned for free thinking and a commitment to improving the environment. True to its namesake the company has doubled its recycling collection in the past 7 months and is expanding its vehicle fleet to meet rising demand.
Jon Whiley, Managing Director, TQ Recycling worked in the waste management sector as a consultant for over 5 years before buying the company in March this year. TQ Recycling has a very hands-on approach and carries out a detailed waste audit for every customer, which involves picking through bins by hand, before recommending a containerisation solution that allows the company to recover and recycle more material and minimise any waste sent to landfill. Over 400 audits have been carried out to date.
Jon said: “We are in essence a recycling business and our whole focus is on recycling as much of our customers’ waste as possible. We are the only company in Devon that runs a comprehensive Materials Recycling Facility where waste is separated, sorted, recovered and made available for recycling back into its generic product type.”
TQ Recycling turned to fellow South West business & specialist provider of quality used and re-manufactured vehicles, Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS), to procure additional vehicles for its transport operations. The vehicles - a 7.5 tonne Isuzu NQR, with NTM K-Midi body with a 1100 trade bin lift, and a 2007 Dennis Elite 2 with Phoenix 2 body and Beta trade bin lift – were sourced, serviced, MOT’d, re-sprayed and delivered to TQ Recycling in under 6 weeks.
Jon Whiley added: “We had heard great things about RVS and they are based in the South West like us, which fits in with our ‘buy local’ ethos. Re-using vehicles in this way is in keeping with our philosophy of recycling. The vehicles are immaculate and offer a far greater return on investment than buying new. The RVS team have been nothing but helpful and we won’t hesitate to go back again for more vehicles as we continue our growth in 2013.”
Refuse Vehicle Solutions is the UK’s leading provider of high quality used and re-manufactured refuse vehicles, with the expertise and resources to engineer a vehicle to meet a customer’s precise requirements, including full or partial body re-manufacturing.
For more information about RVS tel 01453 899 131, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.refusevehiclesolutions.co.uk