Towens continues to expand its services
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A WASTE management company in Weston has continued its expansion by offering new services.
Towens has been based in the town for more than 20 years, adding a variety of services to the business throughout that time.
But this year, it has expanded to launch Towens Fleet Services.
It has also built a new 5,000ft commercial garage so its vehicles can be repaired.
Its garage includes a new biomass wood processor, as the company is aiming to be even more environmentally-friendly.
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Towens Group was founded by Andy Towens in 1992, and is now run by his son Nick Towens.
As well as carrying out waste management, the company also runs environmental services, supplies concrete and does road sweeping.
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When the business first launched in 1992, it was run from a small yard at Weston Euro Park, as a plant and tipper hire.
But it merged with CT Plant in 1994 and moved to Rectory Way and later Warne Road, where it is still based.
It built its own commercial waste transfer station in 1997, with smaller facilities later being built in Bridgwater and Clutton.
Andy said: “Today, by tonnage collected and processed we are one of the largest recyclers in the West Country, if not the largest.
“Our success is contributed to diligently planned expansion, funded in house to a level we could afford at the time coupled with the ability to self-build and improve our own buildings and recycling equipment.
“And finally the continued desire to provide a service second to none to the people and businesses who have continued to pay us more or less on time through good and bad economic times.”
Andy said the company is looking to continue to be environmentally-friendly .
He added: “We have added a biomass wood processor to provide heat to our new garage and main offices using waste wood to be chipped and sifted carefully by ourselves.
“Ninety per cent of our transfer waste is re-used by someone somewhere in the UK.”