Wimbledon Acquisition Gives Unrivalled London Presence
13th May 2020
We are delighted to have acquired a new waste transfer station in the South of London. This 26,500 sq ft site in Wimbledon is licensed to process 75,000 tonnes per year of waste giving us a total capacity within the Capital of over two million tonnes.
We now have four sites operating across North, South and West London with materials recycling facilities in Enfield and Willesden Junction supported by transfer stations in Brixton and Wimbledon. We receive a combination of construction and municipal wastes as well as commercial wastes, through tipping clients. Waste is bulked in Brixton and Wimbledon and transported to our state of the art MRF in Willesden for processing, reducing transport costs and emissions for clients operating in the South and South West of London. Our MRFs separate as many recyclables as possible with the remainder of the waste processed as refuse derived fuel and sent to waste-to-energy plants in the UK and Europe, enabling us to deliver 100% diversion from landfill to our client base.
The site was acquired from Maguire Skips with whom we retain a strong trading relationship as they continue to utilise our yard. The acquisition gives us an unrivalled presence in London enabling us to minimise transport costs and emissions across the Capital.
Edward Crossan, Vice Chairman, Powerday, says: “We are delighted to have acquired this additional site, strengthening our position as London’s leading waste management company whilst ensuring we provide the most cost effective and efficient service to our clients.”
We employ around 240 people at our sites across London with further staff employed at clients’ construction sites. Powerday has grown steadily over the last decade and we now have a turnover exceeding £50million. An independent, family business, we have used this sustained growth to help others. In January, we announced the launch of the Powerday Academy, an initiative to both enhance the careers of existing employees and deliver training and employment opportunities to young disadvantaged Londoners. The scheme runs alongside Powerday’s charitable arm, the Powerday Foundation, which aims to improve the lives of disadvantaged young Londoners through the power of sport.
We were pleased to have awarded this contract to Powerday. They have delivered their services efficiently and reliably, achieved high recycling rates and 100% recovery, meeting our requirements throughout the project. They have been easy to deal with, reasonable and fair. We have been particularly impressed with their account management and waste reporting capabilities
Dave France, Project Director, Ecoworld Ballymore