The UK’s leading company for silver recovery and recycling has invested in a new storage and waste management facility in the West Midlands, following a period of sustained growth.

Family-run Betts Envirometal, which recycles all forms of X-ray film for the NHS and leading aerospace businesses, has taken a five-year lease on a 6,222 sq ft industrial unit at Rushock Trading Estate near Droitwich.

The letting will provide the waste management specialist with expanded storage and allow it to meet a growing demand for its services, having recorded a 110% increase in volume in the last 12 months and run at near maximum capacity during the first and second coronavirus lockdowns.

Betts Envirometal has also purchased a range of new crushing and high-powered shredding equipment to improve operational efficiency and created four new jobs.

Part of the historic Betts Group of companies, Betts Envirometal provides a total waste management solution to clients nationwide and is working towards a 100% recycling strategy with no landfill or incineration. It delivers a range of services including waste auditing, identification and assessments, site clearance, chemical disposal, confidential shredding, waste consultancy and waste electrical and electronic equipment.

Garry Farmer, general manager, Betts Envirometal said: “We’re pleased to have opened a new facility that will help us to sustain the growth of the business over the next few years. Our business is capable of processing almost any type of ‘special’ or ‘controlled’ waste from any industry at competitive prices and that’s led to an influx of waste management work in the last 12 months. We have responded by investing significantly in new technology, people and products to ensure we continue to serve customers nationwide.

“As part of a Group that specialises in precious metals, we have seen both ends of the spectrum during the coronavirus pandemic. Whilst our wedding ring sales temporarily decreased and jewellers were forced to close during the height of lockdown, our waste management business has continued to flourish, which highlights the benefits of being diversified.”