Waste management service provider Countrystyle Recycling has announced the acquisition of walking floor haulage and bottle bank collection specialists, Indigo Waste Services, after the deal between the two companies was finalised on 4 January.
According to Countrystyle, the acquisition forms part of wider expansion plans to increase its physical presence and service offerings in Cambridgeshire and the surrounding areas.
Countrystyle already operates across Kent and the South East, running 125 vehicles that collect all types of waste recycling, with the acquisition of Indigo Waste Services likely to allow for an expansion of its bottle recycling capabilities.
Indigo Waste has operated since 2004, with headquarters in Barnham, Suffolk and delivers a glass bottle bank collection service across East Anglia.
Indigo Waste currently provides over 1,500 bottle banks to local authorities, commercial businesses and third-party recycling companies across the region. Its existing bottle recycling service has seen the glass it collects for recycling back on the shelf within 30 days.
Countryside Recycling has confirmed that Indigo operations will continue throughout East Anglia.
Jamie Houston, Countrystyle’s Business Development Director, commented: “The Indigo Waste acquisition fits extremely well with our current bulk haulage activities across the whole of the East of England and offers us an established specialist glass and paper collection and recycling operation to expand and roll out across our wider business base.”
Gary Lee, Director and Shareholder of Indigo Waste, said of the acquisition: “The sale to Countrystyle is the culmination of 16 years of building our expertise in specialist bottle bank collections and on-sale of glass bottles and jars for recycling into new glass containers.
“We are very happy that Countrystyle’s ethos and approach to customer service mirrors that of Indigo Waste and we are confident that our customers are in safe hands.”