240  Bins, containers and recycling aids

Waste management used to mean ‘Bung it all in a bin’; there is now a more enlightened attitude, attempting to reduce volumes and segregate recyclable materials, and this is creating a demand for new types and sizes of container.  These range from tiny boxes for kerbside collection of recyclables, to huge recycling banks for paper.  Many are made at least partly from recycled product such as plastic.  Compost bins made from wood 

Also see

Green waste and composting (11)
Food waste (13)
Plastic containers, packaging and film (56)
Reclaimed plastic composite products (340)

Alphabetical list of organisations

Alibert Urban Development Division

Tel 01905 795796 Fax 01905 794454
Berry Hill Industrial Estate, DROITWICH, Worcs WR9 9AB

Wheeled bins.

Biffa Waste Services Ltd
Tel 01494 521221 Freephone 0800 307 307 Fax 01494 463368
Coronation Road, Cressex, HIGH WYCOMBE, Bucks HP12 3TZ
E-Mail marketing@biffa.co.uk Website www.biffa.co.uk

Biffa provides a range of containers suitable for all industrial and commercial wastes.

Britannia Plant & Engineering (BPE)
Tel 020 7511 5888  Fax 020 7473 5999
Bidder Street, Canning Town, LONDON E16 4SA
Contact  Jimmy Beaumont

Designer, manufacturer and refurbisher of recycling bring banks, specialising in textile banks.  Owned by Lawrence M Barry (LMB London) - see section 81).   (Updated Jan 2005)

Cartridge World
Tel 0800 18 33 800 - automatic line connecting you to your nearest store
Website www.cartridgeworld.org  Email Richard@cartridgeworld.org
Head Office:  Unit A3, Hornbeam Square West, Hornbeam Park, HARROGATE, North Yorks HG2 8PA 
Contact  Richard Fox

Will provide free 120 litre wheelie bins for customers and users to collect empty cartridges, and will then pay for all cartridges that can be recycled.  Go to www.cartridgeworld.org and use postcode look-up facility (or phone 0800 18 33 800) to find your nearest store.  Now over 200 franchised shops throughout UK.  Specialises in refilling and remanufacturing customers' own inkjet and laser cartridges, re-using most parts.  Empty cartridge refilled while you wait.  Both inkjet and laser cartridges can be refilled / re-manufactured several times.  Environmental messages promoted, such as: every recycled laser cartridge saves landfill sites about 1.5kg of solid waste, which could take up to 450 years to decompose; buying new uses up the Earth's resources and costs more.  Refill price is 50-60% of price of new cartridge (which may not even be new), giving same performance.  Money-back guarantee to perform as well as original equipment.  Other worn parts can be replaced, and print heads cleaned ultrasonically.  When buying a new printer, old one may be taken in part exchange.  All waste items from stores sent back to franchise support centre for recycling.  Website also lists prices.  Head Office: Tel 01423 878520  Fax 01423 878521.   (Updated Mar 2004) 

Cromwell Polythene Ltd

Tel 01977 686868  Fax 01977 686869
Website  www.cromwellpolythene.co.uk 
Vickers Building, Hurricane Close, Sherburn in Elmet, LEEDS LS25 6PB
Contacts  Mark Fuller,  Recycling Manager  info@cromwellpolythene.co.uk or  paul@cromwellpolythene.co.uk 

Stockist of 100% polythene refuse sacks and heavy duty sacks made from 100% recycled material.  Agents for Kraft paper sacks useful for composting schemes.  Also wheelie bins, sack holders, bin liners, carriers, bubble wrap, sheeting, strapping, cable ties.  (Updated March 2006)

Tel 0208 440 1993
Queens Road, BARNET, Herts EN5 4HE

Balers marketed for all types of waste.


Tel 01531 820545 Fax 01531 822025
Strawberry Hill Farm, NEWENT, Glos GL15 1LH

Make recycling banks.

FRC Services

Tel 01295 770027 Fax 01295 770048
Coxby House, Northend, LEAMINGTON SPA, Warwicks CV33 0TH

Wheeled bin repair, reconditioning and spare parts.

Furnitures International

Tel 0208 694 9333
Seager Buildings, Brookmill Road, Deptford, LONDON SE8 4HL

Design, supply and installation of street furniture, and provision of tidy arrangements for local recycling collection centres. 

Home Recycling
Tel 08456 123 191 (local rate)  Fax 08456 123 292 (local rate)
Website www.homerecycling.co.uk  Email info@homerecycling.co.uk 
Barwick Lane, Ingleby Barwick, STOCKTON-ON-TEES, Tees Valley TS17 5AB

Supplier of a range of can crushers, recycling bins and other recycle containers, such as kitchen and office bins, that make it easier to recycle at home and in the office.  Also triple and stacking bins, sturdy recycling bags, and compostable bags.  Aims to keep everything in stock for next working day despatch.  Useful tips and tools on website to aid waste reduction and recycling.   Several recycle containers will help with EcoHomes certification include the 30 litre Triple Bin and a stacking range.  (Updated Feb 2005)


Tel 01926 642814  Fax 01926 642815
Email ico@icoplastic.co.uk  Website www.icoplastic.co.uk  
Unit 7, Dene Valley Business Centre, KINETON, Warwickshire CV35 0JD
Contact Jonathan Ely

Manufactures two and four wheeled plastic bins; recycling boxes for individual and bulk use. (Updated Jan 2003)

K K Balers

Tel 01932 852423 Fax 01932 847170
Victory House, Victory Park Road, Addlestone, WEYBRIDGE, Surrey KT15 2AX

Supplier of baling and compression equipment for manufacturing fuel briquettes from waste cardboard.

Kliko Environmental Systems

Tel 01952 641366 Fax 01952 641766
23 Gladstone House, TELFORD, Shrops TF1 4NF

Wheeled bins; biowaste bins; kitchen sorting bins; clinical waste containers.

Linpac Environmental

Tel 01225 816 500  Fax 01225 816 501
Email envinfo@linpac-environmental.com  Website www.linpac-environmental.com 
Leafield Way, Leafield Industrial Estate, CORSHAM, Wilts SN13 9UD

Manufactures wheeled bins, composters and recycling systems, and other items from recycled plastics including safety bollards and low-level signage.  Major supplier of kerbside collection boxes (each made from 37 used plastic bottles), paper banks, road barriers, street furniture, forecourt products.  Products are designed for internal and external use, for rural, urban and heritage areas, and have various personalisation and fixing options.   (Updated Dec 2005)

Linpac Recycling

Tel 01977 604080  Fax 01977 603355
Email sales@linpac-recycling.co.uk  Website www.linpac-recycling.co.uk 
Newton Lane, Allerton Bywater, CASTLEFORD, West Yorks WF10 2AL

Plant recycling post-consumer polystyrene products.  Capacity of 28,000 tones per year.  Processes fast food boxes, meat trays, egg cartons, yoghurt pots, vending cups, and a range of other polystyrene products.  Also a range of PE (polyethylene) and PP (polypropylene) goods, such as bottles, crates, sheets, caps, pipes and fibres.  Reclaims PP (including paint cans); HDPE bottles and crates; and rigid and foamed PS (polystyrene) from post-consumer containers for regrinding.  Specialises in post-use rigid materials - largest recycler of rigid plastics.  Supplies pellets and washed flake.  These are sold on, slightly cheaper than virgin materials.  Associated companies use reclaimed materials to manufacture a wide range of products including bins, crates, street furniture, composters, kerbside boxes, office accessories and vehicle components.  (Updated Nov 2005)

MGB Randalls

Tel 01977 615132 Fax 01977 610059
Hoyle Mill Road, Kinsley, PONTEFRACT, West Yorks WF9 5JB

Plastic and steel wheeled containers from 1200L upwards.

Norseman Plastics UK Ltd

Tel 01473 828444 Freephone 0800 838435 Fax 01473 827183
100A Ladylane Industrial Estate, Hadleigh, NR IPSWICH, Suffolk IP7 6BQ

Manufactures a 300L capacity, user friendly composter marketed as 'The Earth Machine'. Nearly one million in use in North America and UK. A sophisticated 'event day' promotional campaign is available to support local authorities wishing to launch home composting. Also kerbside collection boxes in varying capacities.

Original Organics

Tel 01884 841515 Fax 01884 841717
Unit 9, Langlands Business Park, Uffculme, CULLOMPTON, Devon EX15 3DA

Composters; worm composting bins and starter kits. 100% recycled plastic content.

Perstorp Plastic Systems

Tel 01235 863800 Fax 01235 862862
Perstorp Form Ltd, 161 Milton Park, ABINGDON, Oxon OX14 4SD

Wheeled bins, paperbanks,compost bins.

Plastoplan Ltd

Tel 01728 724714 Fax 01728 724707
Parham Airfield, Parham, WOODBRIDGE, Suffolk IP13 9AF

Wheeled bins, 60-1100L and aerated bio-waste bins; kerbside collection and kitchen pre-sorting bins; litter bins; galvanised steel longlife wheeled bins in two sizes and seven colours, customised marking; recycled content option.

Plysu plc

Tel 01234 841771 / 841881 Fax 01234 841037
Wolseley Road, Kempston, BEDFORD MK42 7UD
E-mail david.howlett@plysu.com

Composters, kerbside collection boxes, water butts and watering cans. Manufactured using high percentage of post consumer plastic waste, much of which is sourced from Milton Keynes MRF.

Recycle Works
Tel 01254 820088  (helpline 9-6 Mon-Fri)  Fax 01254 820066
Website www.recycleworks.co.uk   Email sales@recycleworks.co.uk 
Unit 1, Bee Mill, Ribchester, LONGRIDGE, Lancs PR3 3XJ

Supply, design, manufacture and development of domestic and trade composting equipment:  compost bins, shredders, worm composting and worm supplies, water butts, kitchen caddies, accessories.  Also sells reference books, useful guides from respected bodies, and other publications - from 1.50 upwards.  Supplies the trade sector including in bulk; and organic waste composting equipment for catering businesses, B&Bs etc.  Supplies local authorities, organic gardens, garden centres, mail order catalogues, garden and landscape designers and schools.  Useful factsheets on website, online Giveaway service for users to offer unwanted items in good condition free.  Online forum on various topics.  Established 1995.   (Updated Nov 2005)

Schaefer Systems International

Tel 01256 26511 Fax 01256 811046
Kingsclere Road, BASINGSTOKE, Hants RG21 2UJ

Wheeled bins, biowaste bins, composters, collection box systems.

Straight Recycling Systems Ltd
www.straight.co.uk  Email info@straight.co.uk
Tel 0113 245 2244  Fax 0113 245 2255
31 Eastgate, LEEDS, West Yorks LS2 7LY

Supplier of containers for recycling and waste handling.  Includes kerbside boxes, home composters, oil banks, battery banks, wheeled bins, organic waste bins, bottle and canbanks, kerbside bags, baskets for single materials, office paper bins, water butts, and hazardous waste kegs.  100% recycled post-consumer plastic content.  Supplies to many local authorities, and piloting recycling containers in classrooms.  Delivers composters to WRAP (see section 200) to divert more green waste from landfill.  Composters have base plates to lift above ground level, ventilate and drain, to speed composting.  Vermin-proof.  Produces CD-Rom on home composting.  Merged with Blackwell early in 2005.  (Updated May 2005)

Tony Branch Associates

Web Site
Tel 0115 923 1512 Fax 0115 923 3400
16 Croft Road, Edwalton, NOTTINGHAM, Notts NG12 4BW

Sale and purchase of good quality used metal recycling equipment.

Wiggly Wigglers

Tel 01981 500391  Fax 01981 500108
Email wiggly@wigglywigglers.co.uk  Website www.wigglywigglers.co.uk
Lower Blakemere Farm, Blakemere, HEREFORDSHIRE HR2 9PX

Mail order sales of worm supplies and composting kits for internal / external use.  Range of wormeries and composters for kitchen and garden waste.  Also range of plants to encourage wildlife.  (Updated May 2004)