Waste management business expands by launching another site

Rotherham-based waste management specialist, KCM, is expanding its services into Sheffield.

The company, which was launched in Rotherham in 1989 by brothers Mark and Philip Hickling and currently includes three generations of the Hickling family, is based at an eight-acre site at Ginhouse Lane in Rotherham and employs more than 140 workers.

Now the company has acquired an abandoned two-acre waste disposal site at Cricket Inn Road in Sheffield and, after a major upgrade programme, is bringing its full range of services to the city.

Services include skip hire, household waste, trade waste bins and collection, aggregate and tipper hire, confidential and secure document disposal, legal disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment, tipping and recycling, grab wagon hire and hazardous waste disposal.

KCM already deals with an estimated 75,000 tonnes of waste every year, all currently sorted and graded at its company’s Ginhouse Lane site.

Managing director, Gareth Hickling, said: “The fact everything is hand sorted makes us pretty unique in the area.

“No matter what the level of waste or its source, our aim is to recycle to the highest specification, ensuring that the smallest amount of material possible goes to landfill.

“We know wood, metals, plastics and even simple garden refuse can be recycled if properly sorted and we even already have two biomass plants on site.

“In the main, only asbestos and abrasives are left by the end of our rigorous sorting process and these are then safely disposed of following all current industry guidelines.”

The new Cricket Inn Road depot was an abandoned and polluted two-acre waste disposal site which has been cleared and refurbished by the KCM team, working with the Environment Agency and Sheffield City Council.

Gareth Hickling added: “KCM already serves Rotherham, Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Chesterfield, Worksop and the surrounding areas but this new site is a major step forward in our plans for major expansion.

“We are a proud family business with our roots firmly planted in Rotherham and South Yorkshire and this move into Sheffield reflects the scale of our ambitions for the future.

“We are not just a skip hire business – we are experts in total waste management.

“We already have many existing customers in Sheffield so being able to transport their waste to the new site will have a major impact on our carbon footprint.

“As Cricket Inn Road becomes firmly established we will also be looking to expand our workforce, bring new jobs to the city and it’s important to us too that the money KCM makes is invested back into South Yorkshire.”

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