Member of Parliament for Havant, Alan Mak, has officially opened L&S Waste Management’s new waste recycling facility at Farlington Redoubt on Portsdown Hill.

Mr Mak was invited to meet with L&S Waste Management managing director, Mick Balch, and his team to demonstrate how the new state of the art facility will improve waste recovery levels across the region, while at the same time reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill.

The new plant has lead to the creation of seven new waste recovery technician jobs, with a further 20 job opportunities currently open across the organisation, in a variety of roles including concrete pump operatives, office staff and drivers.

Mr Mak said: “This Government is fully committed to supporting growth as we build back better from the effects of the Covid pandemic. It is encouraging to see companies like L&S Waste taking the initiative and providing much needed investment to support the local construction industry.”

The new £1 million Farlington recycling plant replaces the original installation from 2007. It comes on the back of a record year for the firm, which has also invested a further million pounds in three new concrete vehicles, infrastructure improvements at its aggregate rail yard, and the establishment of a new portable toilet hire business.

Mick Balch said: “In spite of the challenging trading conditions of the past 18 months or so, we have continued to invest heavily in our staff, infrastructure, processes and technology. This has been necessary to enable us to broaden the scope of our service offering while continuing to provide a reliable and highly efficient service to both our trade and domestic customers.”

L&S Waste Management currently employs more than 150 people across Hampshire, and operates a fleet of 100 vehicles across its three sites in Portsmouth, Fareham and Southampton, delivering a full range of waste management, concrete, aggregate and portable toilet services.

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