Green shortlist

Veka Recycling has reached the finals of the MRW National Recycling Awards at the company’s first attempt.

The firm has been shortlisted in the Recycling Facility of the Year category, for its new, state-of-the-art recycling facility in Wellingborough, which was completed after a two-year build in December 2020.

The award will be given to a “waste and/or recycling facility that demonstrates best practice through innovation and/or improved management”, the organisers said. The winner will be decided at a ceremony held on December 10, at The Hilton, Park Lane.

Veka Recycling’s managing director Simon Scholes said: “Our team has worked exceptionally hard to complete our new plant, also battling against the pandemic to become fully operational on schedule. To become a finalist at The National Recycling Awards means that we have been judged by recycling professionals that fully appreciate our achievements, so this is a tremendous accolade even to get this far.”