AWARD-WINNING O’Brien Waste Recycling Solutions has fought off stiff competition from its rivals to land a contract with property and construction giant Gentoo.
The firm, which won the Green category in last month’s Sunderland Echo Portfolio Business Awards, will process waste produced by Gentoo, significantly reducing the housing group’s transport-related carbon emissions.
Nathan O’Brien, director of waste management, said: “It’s fantastic to be working with organisations like Gentoo and to see that large operations care about what happens to their waste.”
Alan Ballantine, group procurement manager at Gentoo said: “O’Brien successfully came through a robust and very competitive tendering process to secure this contract and the company provides an excellent fit for us.
“Working with organisations such as O’Brien has paved the way for our inclusion in the Sunday Times’ Best Green Companies list as well as achieving ISO 14001 environmental management standard.”
“It’s also great for the local economy that we have the skills, infrastructure and desire on our doorstep to protect our environment now and in the future and it supports our contribution to improving the art of living for our customers and staff.”
O’Brien is a family run business, covering the North East and Yorkshire regions, which specialises in waste recycling and strives to recycle 98% of everything it collects, with a target of zero to landfill.
The company has three recycling centres in Newcastle, Sunderland and on Teesside, giving it the capacity to recycle waste from anywhere in the North East while keeping its carbon emissions minimal.
Next month the group will open a purpose-built education centre with viewing galleries that will enable schools and businesses to discover what actually happens to their waste.
More information is available at www.obrienwastemanagement.co.uk