Firm keeps on trucking

Recycle Force and TruckEast
Recycle Force and TruckEast

A Corby waste management firm has added three new trucks to its fleet to cope with the growing demand for its business.

Recycle Force has added three Scania hook-loaders, provided by TruckEast Ltd, to their existing fleet of 14 HGVs.

Recycle Force was founded in 2004 by Rob Kirk as a one-van hazardous waste collection operation. Following heavy reinvestment of profits, Rob was joined by Trevor North, and expanded into trade waste and wheelie bin collections. This expansion included relocating to new premises on Earlstrees Industrial Estate, as well as acquiring more vehicles. In recent years, Recycle Force has gone from strength to strength, enjoying consistent growth, with turnover this year expected to be in excess of £8m.

Currently, Recycle Force processes more than 3,000 tonnes of recyclable materials per month including cardboard, papers and plastics. Recycle Force is keen to work with other local businesses and employ local people, and as a result of extended contracts with Kettering Council and Corby Council to deal with the region’s waste, will be creating new jobs at their Corby site in the coming months.

Recycle Force’s recent expansion has included the purchase of three new trucks from TruckEast Ltd, the Scania dealer for the Eastern counties. TruckEast’s managing director, John Biggin, said: “TruckEast are delighted to be supplying the first new Scanias into the Recycle Force fleet. The Scania P-series are the first new trucks purchased by the company since it was formed.”

It was the exceptional levels of service TruckEast has provided over the last five years that prompted Trevor to consider adding new Scanias to the fleet through the firm. He said: “Scania is our marque of choice and the support from TruckEast in the early days was critical to keeping our vehicles on the road. We’re now starting a vehicle replacement programme, beginning with the new Scania vehicles.”