English expansion pays off for Scots firm Keenan Recycling
SCOTLAND’S largest organic waste recycling company has reported that it will achieve a turnover of £10 million, just over 12 months after expanding into England.
Keenan Recycling is forecasting to grow turnover to £30m and double the workforce in the next five years as a result of capitalising on the market opportunity south of the border.
The company reduces the amount of waste going to landfill, processing more than 100,000 tonnes of organic waste a year and turning it into premium grade compost or generating electricity through anaerobic digesters.
Initially set up as a garden composting business in 2001, Keenan Recycling launched its commercial food waste collection services in Scotland in 2009. Following a £2.2m investment from BGF in 2015, the company has invested significantly in its expansion plans – including the move into England.
Keenan recycling now employs more than 90 people across its operations.