DJB Recycling makes Quay acquisition

DJB Recycling makes Quay acquisition

Sheffield-based DJB Recycling has expanded into the commercial waste management sector after acquiring Quay Recycling.

DJB, which was formed by managing director Darren Bland in 2005, has made its name in the recycling industry but intends to use its merger with Quay to work closer with city businesses.

13 staff from Quay, including business partners Chris Brown, Martin Brown and John Gee, have all moved over to DJB, which is based in Queens Street.

Bland (40) said: “We’re very pleased to welcome the Quay team into DJB. I’ve known Chris and the lads for a long time and there’s a level of trust there that only comes with that kind of relationship being built up over the years.

“The commercial waste sector is one that we’re looking to grow over the next 12 months after our success in the recycling industry. We have invested in new equipment and have plans for further growth soon.”

The Quay acquisition brings the DJB workforce to 22 strong with the company recording a turnover last year of more than £1.2m.

Chris Brown, who is now general manager at DJB, said: “Working with Darren and DJB became the obvious next step for Quay.

“We have worked hard since we were formed in 2005 to make Quay a respected name in the commercial waste sector.

“By joining up with DJB we’ll be providing a strong, customer-focused local company to handle the waste needs of Sheffield firms.”