People in Recycling

Our waste processing facility is one of the most efficient in the North West; we process more than 15,000 tonnes of waste every month and more than 99% of it is diverted from landfill. None of this would be possible without the people who keep your waste moving.



Behind all our processes are people that ensure your waste is managed to the highest standard. The waste journey begins with our metal workers, who fabricate and repair skips at our facilities in Salford and Audenshaw. Kenny Waste Management skips come in a range of sizes, from small 2-yard skips to large 40-yard roll on/roll off containers. Our skips, which can be seen on sites across Greater Manchester, are made possible by our team of expertly trained welders and fabricators.


Our fleet of 45 FORS certified vehicles are operated by Class 2 trained Drivers. From Monday to Saturday, our Euro6 low-emissions fleet can be seen throughout Greater Manchester delivering, collecting, and exchanging waste containers for our customers. With around 250 services completed every day, our drivers are some of the most important people who keep our waste industry moving.

Once arriving at one of our facilities, we have a number of employees on hand to ensure that all incoming waste is handled in a safe and effective way. Some waste streams, such as wood and metal, can be identified by our Grab Operators and Labourers. These materials are then removed from the load as soon as it is tipped. This is vital as it ensures that large volumes of recyclable material can be separated immediately, streamlining the process and allowing us to facilitate recycling on a larger scale.



Once material has passed through various size and density separators in our mechanical plant, the final part of the process involves our picking staff. The processing plant Pickers are a perfect example of how important the human element is to waste management. Throughout the day, these employees pick any waste that can be recycled and aggregate it in bays underneath the picking line.

The most common materials picked out by our staff are plastics and small pieces of wood as these often appear in mixed waste skips. By diverting this waste into specific bays below the elevated processing plant, we are able to collect large amounts of recyclable material. The materials can then be either baled (tightly compacted by machine) or stored before being sent to our network of recyclers, our secondary waste markets.



These examples provide a glimpse of how important our people are to the business. Neil Mackey, our Managing Director, reinforced that point:

“Our employees are at the heart of everything we do as a business. Over the past 18 months, we have all faced significant challenges and, despite that, our staff have continued to provide a brilliant service.

Our recent decision to employ a specialist HR Manager is part of our ongoing commitment to keep making Kenny Waste Management a great place to work. I am looking forward to seeing how we continue to develop over the next 12 months.”


We are committed to investing in our people, whilst also working hard to “step it up” when it comes to recycling. We are confident that, with the continuing dedication our employees, we will keep achieving our targets.

Kenny Waste Management