Biffa acquires West Midlands Weir Waste Services

Written by: Jo Gallacher | Published:
Weir Waste Services has around 1,600 customers and operates a frontline fleet of 45 vehicles

Biffa has acquired West Midlands recycling company Weir Waste Service (WWS).

WWS has a commercial collection business which serves around 1,600 customers, operates a frontline fleet of 45 vehicles and a recycling and waste treatment operation from a seven-acre freehold site in Birmingham.

The business will be incorporated into Biffa’s Industrial & Commercial division, furthering Biffa’s reach across Birmingham and West Midlands.

According to its website, it has contracts with Birmingham City Council, NHS Dudley and Carillion.

Biffa took on the WWW’S £16.2m of debt following the acquisition.

Michael Topham, chief financial officer, said: “The Weir Waste business significantly strengthens our presence and customer offer in Birmingham and the Midlands while the other acquisitions further enhance our platform in their respective markets."

Biffa has agreed a further three acquisitions in the current financial year, taking on £3.9m in debt with an added annual revenue of around £4.9m.

These are H&A recycling in Cornwall, Bisset Waste Management in Scotland and Vecta Group in East London.

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