Picot and Rouille closure leads to job losses

A dozen people have lost their jobs due to the closure of a Jersey scrap metal firm.

Picot and Rouille Limited announced on Monday it would close after it lost the contract for recycling the island's scrap metal.

It had operated the service for nearly 40 years.

Hunt Jersey Limited, a consortium of a Jersey firm and a UK-based recycling business, will take over the running of the service from 2 January.

The Transport and Technical Services Department said the contract was awarded to the company due to its mix of local knowledge supported by an established UK business.

Before the new operator starts, the department's recycling centre will accept small items of scrap metal from householders, while commercial operators can drop it off at La Collette.

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