McQuillan Envirocare Opens New Chemical Treatment Facility


Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster and Environment Minister Mark H Durkan have officially opened McQuillan Envirocare’s new chemical treatment facility.

Based in Antrim, the £2million bespoke facility will allow the company to further develop their service to some of Northern Ireland’s leading businesses. McQuillan Envirocare aims to create 16 jobs over an initial three year period at the facility.

Speaking at the official opening, Arlene Foster said: “The expansion of McQuillan Envirocare through their state-of-the-art chemical treatment facility is welcome news for the Antrim area and demonstrates how a locally owned, family firm who have been operating for over 100 years can continue to deliver advanced, high quality waste management service to clients. Working with Invest Northern Ireland, the company is benefiting from Jobs Fund support to recruit the additional staff needed to develop the business in its target markets.

“The company is an outstanding example of an innovative business which is not afraid to take a new path in the pursuit of success. This expansion will build on McQuillan Envirocare’s ongoing drive and commitment to sustain and grow their business.”

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said: “This new development proves that the local waste management sector is responding to the challenges of waste management in the 21st Century and can provide high quality, high tech solutions to customers. It is particularly welcome that these developments are being led by local, family owned firms like McQuillans. This facility will help reduce waste exports, with multiple environmental benefits including reduced waste transport and reduced carbon dioxide emissions.”

McQuillan Envirocare specialises in providing total waste management services alongside its sister company McQuillan Skip Hire. The main role of the new plant will be to handle hazardous and non- hazardous liquid waste via recovery and physio chemical treatments