Save the date - 14th February 2017
AWM love our new site that much we're unveiling it on Valentine's Day!
The 200,000 sq ft Materials Recovery Facility in Stourton, South Leeds – Valley Farm Road (VFR).
VFR brings an additional 250,000 tonnes of permitted processing and we have again asked our engineer partners, Eggersmann from Germany to supply and install the new plant.
Our last MRF at Gelderd Road, Leeds was opened in 2011 to facilitate waste from Leeds, Bradford and Calderdale Councils and contributed significantly to landfill diversion with the early commencement of exports to Combined Heat and Power plants overseas. The site has now produced over 1M bales of fuel.
Our new facility will continue to develop innovative technology to drive the engineered fuel markets both in the UK and overseas.
AWM have invested a total of £10m in the site with an additional £5m in recycling equipment and £2.5m in more collection vehicles for both trade and skip waste.
Gordons’ Simon Mydlowski said: “In terms of size, this is a significant property transaction for the Yorkshire region. It is also a letting of huge importance to AWM as the company continues to grow its operations and scope of activity.
The deal also drew praise from Leeds City Council leader, Councillor Judith Blake. She said: “We very much welcome Associated Waste Management’s continued commitment to Leeds, and it is great news that through this latest significant investment a further 40 jobs will be created in the city.”
The official opening of VFR will take place at 1pm on the 14th February by The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP and Cllr Judith Blake, Leader Leeds City Council.
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What our customers say
Paul Speake Sheridan UK
“We’ve worked with AWM for many years and always find the service prompt and reliable. The reporting and compliance details are important for our business, and we’re keen to keep our recycling rates as high as possible.”
Ben Lukey AMA Waste Services
“AWM are our preferred waste disposal partner in the West Yorkshire area. They have provided waste and aggregate services on a daily basis for AWM Waste for a number of years now. It is critical for a company like ourselves to have services carried out by reliable and professional suppliers, our clients include Blue Chip Companies and High Street Brands and it’s therefore imperative that our services are supplied on time in a professional manner, whilst meeting the highest health and safety standards. There is no better example of one of our suppliers meeting this criteria than AWM, who put drivers through extensive training and who have an excellent customer service team in our office. AWM have invested in cutting edge recycling technology at their premises and have one of the most impressive set ups we have seen across the UK. Everyone at AMA Waste could not recommend AWM highly enough and we look forward to working with them for many more years.”
Louise Hartley Leeds Beckett University
“Leeds Beckett University have been working in partnership with AWM since February 2014 and during this time we have not only received excellent service, but have also seen our working relationship grow. During the mobilisation period, AWM worked very hard to understand and accommodate the needs of the University. We moved from a single waste stream to segregating general, food and dry recycling so AWM worked with us to help educate both staff and students in the changes. We expected the transition to take longer than it did, but I credit the success to the initial planning that both organisations took.