Recycling facility offers jobs boost for local economy

Coun Chris Pain at the BWtoR recycling facility in Addlethorpe
Coun Chris Pain at the BWtoR recycling facility in Addlethorpe

An Addlethorpe recycling plant is set to employ more than 50 people by the end of the year after resuming production this week.

The unit, managed by BWtoR Limited, is operating commercially for the first time in more than two years.

Operations had been taking place on a trial basis for staff training for the previous few months at the facility which processes dry recyclable waste.

The company, previously known as Bowmans Waste, has submitted a planning application to install a plastic processing plant on site which could create another 15 jobs. It is the only facility within 50 miles of Skegness fully able to process commercial waste.

Lincolnshire County councillor for Wainfleet and Burgh Chris Pain said: “I am very keen to encourage investment in growth of the local community whilst reducing the carbon footprint of local waste.

“It is fantastic the site has re-opened, creating local well paid jobs for local people with more jobs in the pipeline as the site develops.”

The recycling plant received approval to re-open from a planning inspector in December 2013. It had previously been closed for the more than a year after Lincolnshire County Council issued an enforcement notice on the site.

Staff members have been re-employed and the business is creating apprentice positions.