Waste management firm upgrades facilities with £7m funding boost

Bristol-based waste management firm ETM Recycling is set to upgrade its facilities with a £7m funding boost from NatWest.

The company, which has the largest waste management fleet in the South West, plans to enhance its recycling capabilities and create new jobs.

Founded in 1994 as ETM Group, it expanded into recycling in 2010.

The funding will allow ETM Recycling to incorporate new technology into its waste transfer centre, streamlining processes and increasing waste processing capacity.

ETM Contractors, a division of ETM Group, will also benefit from the investment as it expands its team providing civil engineering services to Bristol and the South West.

Amy McCormack, commercial director at ETM Recycling, said: “We’re so proud of what we’ve built so far, and have no intentions of slowing down. Continuing to invest back into the business is crucial in sustaining that growth and ultimately, helping us ensure as little of Bristol’s waste ends up in landfill as possible.

“This move will allow us to significantly upgrade our current facilities, speed up our operations and adopt new techniques. Working so closely with our Relationship Director made the process with NatWest smooth and we’re very grateful to them for their support on this ETM Recycling’s next step.”

Mark Forbes, relationship director at NatWest, added: “ETM Recycling is a core part of Bristol’s business community, and the team are making great strides in improving access to affordable and easy recycling options across the entire region.

“The firm’s innovative approach allows them to always stay off the curve, constantly looking at how they can adapt to meet the needs of its customer base. Sustainability is only going to become more of a core focus for businesses in the coming years, and ETM Recycling is well placed to play an integral role in that shift.”