Rotherham Council has awarded a £2.5m contract for its new bins to MGB Plastics, the company whose Rotherham factory has the capacity to manufacture in excess of 2 million wheeled bins per annum.

The authority has recently approved plans to introduce plastics to the kerbside waste collection service and paid for year round garden waste collections.

MGB Plastics is the UK’s largest and leading manufacturer of wheeled bins and kitchen caddies and operates a 65,000 sq ft facility on Barbot Hall Industrial Estate. It has the most extensive collections of large tonnage injection moulding machines and wheeled bin tools in the UK. Part of the renamed IPL Plastics group, which recently launched on the Canadian stock exchange, around £25m has been invested in advanced technology in recent years.

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