50 workers at Brickkiln Waste Ltd to lose jobs as company is placed into administration
LONDONDERRY-based Brickkiln Waste have gone into administration after the recycling firm had its waste licence temporarily suspended by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) for failing to work within the licence conditions at its site in Maydown.
It is also understood that the company has been involved in a dispute with Derry City and Strabane District Council over payment for contracts.
In a statement, Derry City and Strabane District Council said that following the NIEA’s suspension of the company's waste acceptance services on 10 July, they had been working closely with Brickkiln, the NIEA and other councils to ‘assist in resolving ongoing waste processing issues’.
Said to be a ‘leading provider in waste management and civil engineering in the north west region of Northern Ireland’, Brickkiln have been operating since 1991 and offer a range of services including: waste disposal; skip service; recycling; bulk haulage; transfer station facility management; demolition work; and asbestos management.
With Brickkiln Waste placed into administration, around 50 workers are expected to lose their jobs.