Over a quarter of a million households across the country will be receiving a Christmas gift of a different kind in the run-up to the festive period thanks to the UK’s leading manufacturer of wheelie bins.
MGB Plastics has manufactured and begun the delivery of a quarter of a million bins to homeowners in London, Wigan and Wiltshire in time for the busy Christmas period.
The roll-out of the 250,000 new wheelie bins is part of MGB’s latest tender win with the local councils in the area who want the new products to encourage recycling and make their areas a cleaner and greener place.
The news comes just weeks after MGB won a major deal to supply hundreds of thousands of waste management products with Serco – one of the biggest operators of waste services in the country. It is currently supplying Serco with 100,000 bins which will be delivered to homes in Sandwell.
Conor Sugrue, General Manager at MGB Plastics, said: "As a business, our aim is to work with local authorities and waste management companies across the UK to increase the recycling rates and we are really excited about the important role our products will play.
"These bins will play a crucial role in helping to increase the recycling rates in the area and reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and safeguard the environment.
"We have started the delivery of these products and we aim to complete the roll-out over the new few weeks. All the bins we are supplying have been made at our factory in Rotherham and this contract further strengthens our standing as the leading manufacturer and distributor of wheelie bins in the UK."
The contract will see MGB Plastics manufacture and deliver around 120,000 new blue lidded 240L bins to Wiltshire Council alongside a roll-out of 70,000 240L green bins to Waltham Forest Council and 60,000 240L brown bins to Wigan Council.
Just weeks earlier, MGB Plastics was awarded a contract with Serco following a successful tender win which will see an extra 250,000 bins being produced every year as a result of becoming Serco’s preferred supplier. The agreement has seen MGB secure a deal to supply 100,000 bins to Serco over the coming months.
Earlier this year MGB Plastics strengthened its position as the UK’s leading manufacturer of wheeled bins by investing a six figure sum in new machinery which will increase its manufacturing capacity and make more products.
This new equipment will allow the company to cope with extra demand and boosts sales as it targets a growing share of the market.
Operating from a 50,000 sq m modern manufacturing facility on the Barbot Hall Industrial Estate in Rotherham, MGB uses state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that only bins of the highest quality are produced.