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Keenan Recycling gears up for further growth with key acquisition

Food waste collection firm, Keenan Recycling has strengthened its presence in England having acquired the food waste wheelie bin collection arm of JNL Waste Services Limited for an undisclosed value.

The acquisition, including new trucks, will bolster the company’s service in the Midlands, Northamptonshire and East Anglia; introducing new customers to Keenan and enhancing its fleet of vehicles.

Jon Lee, JNL Waste Services said: “I am pleased to confirm that Keenan Recycling has successfully concluded the acquisition of our wheelie bin service. Keenan Recycling has a fantastic reputation in the industry, so we know our customers will be in good hands.  The sale will allow us to focus on bulk food waste haulage and the funds from the deal will be used to expand our articulated fleet.”

Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, on-going Brexit negotiations and HGV driver shortages, Keenan Recycling has invested over £4 million in new trucks in the last 12 months, adding six new depots including London, Exeter and Manchester, and more than doubled its headcount.

Initially set up as a garden composting business, Keenan Recycling launched its commercial food waste collection services in Scotland in 2009 before moving south of the border in 2018 and then expanding across England.

Managing Director of Keenan Recycling, Grant Keenan commented: “Over the past 18 months, we’ve made significant investments into England, that allowed us to serve a wealth of new customers including colleges, restaurants and fast food chains as businesses increasingly review their carbon footprint, and realise how food waste recycling can support sustainability goals.

“Since we achieved UK wide coverage earlier in the year we are starting to see numerous acquisition opportunities as other waste management firms believe they could benefit by becoming part of Keenan Recycling.”

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