Wiltshire-based Thamesdown Recycling is receiving assistance from steel reprocessor Corus to expand its collection services in the south of England and the Midlands.
Thamesdown Recycling has expanded its recycling operation by installing two purpose built facilities at its site in Swindon. Advice on the equipment used to upgrade its operation came from Corus Steel Packaging Recycling, Corus’ centre of expertise on steel can recycling. Corus supplied a baler to allow Thamesdown Recycling to bale steel cans after sorting.
The company already recycles approximately 3.25 million cans every month through kerbside collection schemes and bring sites, but this is expected to double with the expansion.
Garvin Freeman, recycling development representative for Corus in the south and south west region, said: “Steel cans are actually one of the easiest materials to recycle and kerbside collection schemes are having a positive impact on the volume of steel being recycled.”