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Magpie Recycling began life in 1990 at Hanover Community Centre.
Three volunteers collected drink cans and glass, plus office paper from a small number of local residents and businesses, including the Universities.
Magpie became a co-operative in 1992 and by 1994 had expanded its range of commercial services to necessitate the move to its current premises, provided by the Local Authority at Saunders Park.
In May 1996 the company began its GreenBox kerbside collection scheme, collecting a wide range of recyclable materials from domestic households.
Starting out with a modest 17 subscribers, the company now has around 2000 customers throughout Brighton & Hove.