A Dumbarton-based recycling specialist has been recognised for its innovation with a prestigious accolade.

Thompson Recycling and Landfill Ltd – a waste, recycling and aggregate supplier which serves Dumbarton, Glasgow and Lanarkshire – has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise thanks to its pioneering approach to sustainability.

The company was set up in 2014 as a subsidiary of the Thompson Quarries Group in a bid to address a number of industry challenges.

These include the rising cost of aggregates within the construction industry, the reducing resources of landfill and the increase of regulation within the landfill and aggregates sector.

Through heavy investment and considerable sustainability research Thompson Recycling has created a successful model to address these challenges – earning the coveted accolade which is bestowed on businesses with outstanding achievements.

Andrew Thompson, managing director, said: “Winning this award is a testament to the people within our company who have worked incredibly hard to achieve our goals.

“Sustainability is so important for us and our customers.

"Currently we offer an unparalleled service. We hope our work sets a precedent for others in the industry and alters the perception of the ability to find valid, sustainable and cost effective recycling solutions across all sectors.

“We’re constantly working to enhance our facility and improve our environmental sustainability as we look to the future.”

In 2018, the team hit the target of zero waste to landfill by achieving a 100 per cent recycling rate of inert soil and construction waste.

The company offers a full circular and sustainable solution for its customers when handling their inert construction waste and significantly reduces the environmental impact of the landfill, quarrying and construction sector within its locality.

Thanks to the company’s cutting-edge approach, it is able to offer a sustainable solution to its customers, reducing the environmental impact of the landfill, quarrying and construction sector.

For further information, go to www.thompsonquarries.co.uk/landfill.