Hazardous waste firm creates jobs with £500,000 investment

A commercial and hazardous waste business, based in Hull, has created new jobs after investing more than £500,000 into a new fleet of specialist vehicles and equipment.

Wastege Waste Management focuses on ensuring its clients remain compliant with environmental legislation – particularly hazardous materials and chemicals – as the law requires.

The business uses its own licensed transfer facility in East Yorkshire to treat hazardous wastes and make them ready for waste recovery or incineration disposal purposes.

Wastege Waste Management has contracts with the likes of Crown Paints, AkzoNobel, laboratory testing company Intertek, aerosol company LMA Services and glazing specialists EYG as customers, and has also carried out work for the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

After securing a new client at the end of last year, Wastege employed a further six people.

Mark Taylor, managing director of the business, said: “The Wastege brand is going to be much more visible across the region in 2019 as the work we have secured for the 12 months ahead, and beyond, has required us to invest back into the business and into more specialist vehicles which will be on the roads daily.

“We have also been delighted to grow and create more jobs within Hull for Hull people. We have enjoyed steady growth each year but 2018 was exceptional, and beyond what we could have expected. We have increased turnover with the extra work we generated.”

Wastege Waste Management has its head office in Wincolmee, Hull, and a base in West Thurrock, London. The business works at many of the UK ports analysing, packaging and disposing of fuels and chemical samples, and it has been called upon to carry out emergency waste clearance by organisations such as local authorities and the Environment Agency.

Taylor added: “We have shown we can take on significant work, and when needs be we are a business that will invest to ensure we maintain the highest standards and deliver a quality service to our customers.

“This is a big year for Wastege and it is why we have invested so heavily in both people and equipment to ensure we are ready for the 12 months ahead.”