Turmec awarded £4 million contract to upgrade recycling facility at Falkirk, Scotland


Press release issued on behalf of Turmec Teoranta:


Turmec awarded £4 million contract to upgrade recycling facility at Falkirk, Scotland

  • Turmec supporting Levenseat to double waste sorting capacity and create high skilled jobs at new site at Falkirk

Rathcairn, Co. Meath, Wednesday 11th May 2022 – Turmec (www.turmec.com), the international provider of innovative waste processing and recycling solutions, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a Stg£4 million contract to upgrade a Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) at Falkirk, Scotland by West Lothian recycling and waste management business, Levenseat (https://levenseat.co.uk).


The £4m upgrade programme by Levenseat will create a new Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) at its Falkirk site designed to process up to 200,000 tonnes of waste per year which will almost double its current sorting line capacity; the introduction of new technologies and automated processes will upskill the labour input on the line. The new facility will continue to accept waste from its existing customers and will enable Levenseat to expand its public and private sector business across central Scotland.


Improvements to the upgraded MRF will allow it to process and recover a much wider range of materials, including bulky waste, which has traditionally been difficult to recycle. The Falkirk site will also process mixed household, commercial, industrial, construction and demolition waste.


Commenting, Levenseat Managing Director Angus Hamilton said: “We are proud to announce our plans to further automate and upgrade this facility and bring highly skilled jobs to the site. This will ensure we can fully maximise our capacity to further support customers’ recycling objectives and play our part in the circular economy.


“We will build on our experience and expertise in this area to implement innovative approaches to ensure we maximise recovery from any waste stream going through the new site for recycling or conversion into energy.”


Trevor Smart, Head of Sales at Turmec UK, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Levenseat to upgrade its new MRF. This project will involve implementing the latest technology to ensure the new site will operate efficiently and with greater capacity, further underlining Levenseat’s position as a leading Scottish resource management business.”




About Levenseat - Levenseat Ltd has been a key player in the Scottish Waste and Resource Management Sector for over 35 years. The company is an industry leader in converting wastes into resources, leading the way to a more sustainable and low carbon Scotland. Levenseat is committed to developing new innovations to recover the best resources and provide customers with environmental and economic solutions.

Levenseat’s mission is to harness the inherent value of all resources, and it sees this as key to truly developing a circular economy. To help achieve this mission Levenseat have developed Scotland’s largest integrated facility that is home to a range of complimentary recycling and recovery processes where synergies can be developed to provide the best solution to the market. These operations range from separation and sale of recyclates to producing and marketing end products created from waste materials. We also recover energy from materials unsuitable for recycling, and our recent development of a heat and power plant ensures that we can offer the complete solution and ensure zero waste to landfill.

About Turmec - Established in 1972, Turmec is an Irish-headquartered expert in the design, manufacture, installation and servicing of recycling plants and equipment. The business specialises in the end-to-end design and build of complex waste separation and processing systems which are critical for large, efficient waste processing and recycling.

Turmec serves the largest waste management companies globally including Powerday, Biffa, Suez, Thornton’s Recycling, and BINGO Industries and Rino Recycling in Australia, the United Kingdom and Ireland. The business employs 90 people at its headquarters in the Irish-speaking Gaeltacht area of Rathcairn, Athboy in Ireland, operating from a 66,000 sq ft manufacturing facility and exporting and shipping globally from County Meath.

Causeway Capital Partners is a lead investor in Turmec Teoranta. Causeway Capital Partners is an Irish private equity fund investing in established Irish and UK SMEs. With offices in Dublin and London, Causeway Capital manages funds on behalf of European pension funds and financial institutions, including the Irish Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) and AIB Bank.

To learn more about Turmec, go to www.turmec.com