Recycling specialist expands with West Midlands acquisition

From left: Jack Weir, Natalie Weir, Steve Weir (AWS), Mick Ashall (B&M)

Following an eight year-long partnership, Wirral-based B&M Waste has acquired the trade waste business of Birmingham firm AWS Recycling, for an undisclosed sum.

B&M said it was a natural next step to acquire the “like-minded” West-Midlands family business’s trade waste arm.

AWS Recycling will continue to focus on its core operations of skip and RoRo collections.

B&M, based in Bromborough, said, having moved to a new Birmingham-based depot in 2017 and having experienced continued growth across the West Midlands, it will continue to offer carbon neutral waste management solutions to businesses across the region, incorporating previous AWS trade customers into this.

Like AWS, B&M Waste Services is a family-run business which, it says, similarly prides itself on delivering a high level of service and constantly strives to make improvements utilising the very latest technology where it can.

This latest deal follows the acquisition of One Stop Managed Waste earlier in 2019, which further strengthened B&M Waste Services’ presence across the Yorkshire region and total waste management capabilities.

Steve Weir, AWS managing director, said: “Having worked with B&M Waste we knew of their investments in new vehicles, weighing and reporting. We felt that, as a family company with a great customer and CSR focus, they were a natural home for our customers and staff.

“We are pleased to strengthen our partnership with B&M as we continue to service new and existing customers and build our skip and roro business providing these services throughout the West Midlands.”

B&M director Mick Ashall said: “2019 is already another great year for B&M Waste, with the acquisition of One Stop Managed Waste Solutions and now the trade business of AWS.

“After only two years we are a significant force in the West Midlands conurbation.

“Customers from Kiddiminster to Stratford-upon-Avon, from Cannock to Redditch, are gaining the benefit of our customer-focused service backed by the depth of investment in our vehicles, staff and reporting.”