150  Recycling collection services 

Businesses and other organisations providing collection of various types of segregated waste materials suitable for recycling.

See ‘What should you look for a in a company? Checklist for a reliable service’ (listed before Contents List)

Alphabetical list of organisations

Barnet Recycling

Tel 01727 845544
Unit 23, North Orbital Trading Estate, Napsbury Lane, ST ALBANS, Herts, AL1 1XB

Waste paper and laser toner cartridge recycling.

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Tel 01225 394158 Fax 01225 394335
Riverside, Temple Street, BRISTOL BS18 1LA

In a joint initiative with Avon Friends of the Earth, and assisted by a grant from the Civic Trust, a purpose built trailer drawn by two Percheron horses has recently been introduced for weekly kerbside collection in Bath & Wansdyke. Cages for paper, glass and cans are placed on the dray, with boxes for rags, oil, foil and batteries incorporated beneath, and their doors doubling as steps. The vehicle can carry about 1.75 tonnes of materials fully loaded, collecting about 3.5 tonnes a day. Benefits are: quiet, pollution free, and more manoeuvrability, particularly in small spaces, demonstrating that the project is economic and practical. The horses also attract interest, which may boost participation. Bath has already achieved the government's 25% recycling and composting target, helped by a weekly green box service and mini-recycling centres at flats.

BFI Waste Systems

Tel 01753 662700 Fax 01753 662464
Stoke Common Road, FULMER, SL3 6HA

Waste management company working with local authorities to collect recyclables from domestic refuse.

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

Waste management subsidiary of Severn Trent plc, operating kerbside scheme at Newbury, Berks, for household recyclables, sorted on vehicle, reclaiming 6500 tonnes a year of newspaper, cans, glass and textiles.

Bywaters (Leyton) Ltd

Tel 0208 558 1141 Fax 0208 558 9109 / 0208 558 9205
Auckland Road, Leyton, LONDON E10 5NB

General waste disposal services, plus separate collection of recyclable paper, cardboard and surplus building materials, and crushing of spent fluorescent tubes. CFC reclamation from refrigeration equipment. ESA member.

Community Composting Network

Tel 0117 907 7875 Fax 0117 907 7875 E-mail 102404.14@compuserve.com
The Greenhouse, Hereford Street, Bedminster, BRISTOL BS3 4NA

Organisation providing support, advice and information, including health and safety, throughout the UK to community composters and those considering setting up a scheme.

Community Recycling Network

Tel 0117 942 0142 Fax 0117 942 0164 E-mail crn@gn.apc.org
10-12 Picton Street, Montpelier, BRISTOL BS6 5QA

Advice, information and training for recycling groups and organisations. Produces The Waste Paper newsletter.

CROP OxFoE Reclaim

Tel 01865 790578 Fax 01865 790582
Unit 33A, Botley Works, North Hinksey Lane, OXFORD OX2 0LX

Non-profit company associated with Orinoco Scrapstore (section 140). Activities include educational, campaigning and promotional work in waste recycling and minimisation. Free collection of office and domestic paper, cans, glass and plastic containers, textiles and toner cartridges for recycling. Serves Oxford and surrounding communities. Kerbside collection contracts with Oxford City and Vale of White Horse District Councils.

CROP St Albans

Tel 01727 845903 Fax 01727 847295
Sandridge Gate Business Centre, Ronsons Way, St Albans Road, Sandridge, ST ALBANS, Herts AL4 9XR

CROP (Community Recycling Opportunities Programme) . Operator of a MRF (Materials Reclamation Facility) for St Albans City & District Council, serving glass, can and paperbank sites and kerbside scheme including plastic bottles. Offers free commercial waste collection of waste paper, cans and glass containers, and provides schools with 1100 litre wheeled bins for newspaper. Accepts materials from outside borough.

ECT Recycling

Tel 0208 832 2494 Fax 0208 832 1983
Main Stores, Adelaide Depot, Salisbury Road, SOUTHALL, Middx UB2 5QJ

Substantial community group operating local authority contracted kerbside collection in Ealing, Brent and Hounslow, of cans, foil, glass, oils, paper, surplus paint and textiles, using purpose-built vehicles. Paint is redistributed to anyone able to use it, via a 'Community Repaint' scheme established in 1994. Pioneer of the Furniture Recycling Network.

Full Circle Waste Management and Consultancy
Tel 01296 392176
Hartwell Depot, Oxford Road, AYLESBURY, Bucks HP17 8QT

Collection of recyclable materials such as paper, cardboard, drink cans, pallets, etc. Advice on the most environment-friendly ways of waste disposal.

Greenback Recycling

Tel 01707 332525 Mobile 0976 361884

Collection of drink cans for recycling from offices, schools and colleges, and also homes if in quantity. Can crushers and containers provided. Cash paid to schools and fundraising organisations. Also collect newspapers for a 5 charge.

Greener World Ltd

Tel 0208 571 0100 Fax 0208 843 0500
Airport Business Centre, 427 Great West Road, HOUNSLOW, Middx TW5 0BY

Collect waste papers and many types of recyclable materials, including electrical equipment, from offices and service sector industries. Collects glass bottles, paper and cans from offices, hotels and restaurants.

Hannay Recycling

Freephone 0800 390000
North Woolwich Road, Silvertown, LONDON E16 2BP

Collection of waste paper and cardboard, cans, cups, glass and plastic bottles, toner cartridges. Recycling certificates, bins etc provided if required. Confidential document shredding.

Kelstone Recycling Ltd

Tel 0208 969 7447
20 Salter Street, LONDON NW1D

Collection of waste paper and cardboard, cans, cups, glass and plastic bottles, toner cartridges. Recycling certificates, bags, bins etc provided if required. Confidential document shredding.

London Recycling Ltd

Tel 0207 511 8000 Fax 0207 511 3785
4D North Crescent, Cody Road, Canning Town, LONDON E16 4TG

Collection and purchase of drink cans, segregated grades of waste paper, printer cartridges within M25 area, using vans and roll-on/roll-off vehicles. Confidential data destruction.

Luton Friends of the Earth
Tel 01582 724257
99 Manton Drive, LUTON, Beds LU2 7DL
Website www.geocities.com/lufoe  Email doh@boltblue.com

Local campaigning group of Friends of the Earth.  Bi-monthly collection of white office paper and computer paper for recycling from small to medium-size businesses, charities and individuals in Luton and South Bedfordshire.  May ask for donation.  Will collect toner cartridges at the same time for remanufacture.

THE WASTEBOOK is produced in partnership with Waste Watch by Luton Friends of the Earth.  (Updated Jan 2005)

MRF St Albans Recycling

Tel 01727 845903 / 848957  Fax 01727 848960
Ronsons Way, Sandridge Gate Business Centre, St Albans Road, Sandridge, ST ALBANS, Herts AL4 9XR
Contact: Vic Barratt or Terry Warren

Waste management contractor operating MRF (Materials Reclamation Facility) for St Albans City & District Council, serving glass, can and paperbank sites and kerbside scheme including plastic bottles.  Provides schools with 1100 litre wheeled bins for paper and cans.  Accepts materials brought from outside borough.  Also runs MRF for London Borough of Croydon, and depot at Farnham. (Updated Feb 2001)

National Recycling Collector Network (NCRN)
Tel 0208 749 3692 / 0208 743 0427 Fax 0208 743 5182
Pavilion House, Pavilion Parade, Wood Lane, Shepherds Bush, LONDON W12 0HQ
Contact Tony Knight

Co-ordinates a network of collection services for many types of recyclable material.

Network Recycling

Tel 0117 942 2271 Mobile 0117 942 0164
10-12 Picton Street, BRISTOL BS6 5QA
E-mail crnmail@crnhq.demon.co.uk

Non-profit organisation. Provides waste collection and management arrangements for special events with the objective of promoting recycling and waste reduction, in association with the Community Recycling Network. With financial support from the Department of the Environment, also developing Terminal Recycling, to run pilot recycling projects in partnership with operators of airports, ferry terminals, bus, train and motorway service stations. Hires out the 'Reclamator' - a touring, solar-powered mini-MRF with conveyor belt waste separation, for special events. Provides waste audits for commercial organisations and local authorities. Markets Bin Toppers, which convert a standard wheeled bin into a recycling collection point.

Paper Round

Tel 0207 247 0470 Fax 0207 247 8777
Room 428, The London Fruit & Wool Exchange, Brushfield Street, Bishopsgate, LONDON E1 6EL

Non-profit organisation collecting office paper (white and coloured) from more than 3000 London companies. Also collect toner cartridges. Membership fee is subject to paper prices. Seven staff. Make annual donations to Friends of the Earth and other environmental good causes.

Prince Recycling

Tel 01371 876075 Fax 01371 876618
Gowers Farm, Dunmow Road, High Roding,

Waste paper and cardboard collection - Herts and Essex. Also supply cardboard compactors. Office waste collection, also confidential shredding.

Pulp Faction R
Tel 0208 374 0184
Email pulpsimon@blueyonder.co.uk  Website www.pulpfaction.com
19 Christchurch Road,
Crouch End,  LONDON N8 9QL
Contact Simon Aldridge 

Collection of white office paper, regularly or when required - annual fee
50. Six bags supplied - only two thirds full please due to weight.  Toner,
ink and bubblejet cartridges collected for recycling at no extra charge.
(Cannot collect remanufactured cartridges or toner bottles.) Three tier
charging scale depending on service, including coloured paper, cardboard,
glass, cans or plastics - more info on website.  Security shredding service,
minimum charge 40. Sell Evolve recycled paper, 20 for 5 ream box; A3 also
available. Recycled cardboard office paper containers 10 each, or various
plastic bins.
(Updated Aug 2002)

Recycling Collection, The

Tel 0208 341 9043
13 Cecile Park, Crouch End, LONDON N8 9AX

Waste paper collection (newspapers only).

SCA Recycling UK Ltd

Tel 01223 355691 Fax 01223 355019
9-11 Mercers Row, CAMBRIDGE CB5 8HY

Major waste paper merchant and processor.  Free collection of all grades paper and cardboard throughout Cambs and Herts, subject to minimum economic quantity.  Confidential waste disposal service.  Head Office at Aylesford, Kent (Tel 01622 883000.)

Severnside Waste Paper

Tel 0208 803 4194/5/6 Fax 0208 807 8841
418 Montagu Road, Edmonton, LONDON N9 0ET

Waste paper merchant subsidiary of major paper mill. Free collection of all grades of paper and cardboard, subject to minimum economic quantity.  Confidential waste disposal service. Also at Mill Lane, Taplow, Maidenhead, Berks SL6 0AE, Tel 01628 39741, Fax 01628 38818.  Head Office at Cardiff, Tel 01222 615871.  New depot at Gosport, Hants.


Tel 01707 650033 Fax 01707 650044
Storers House, Coopers Lane, POTTERS BAR, Herts EN6 4NE

Paper recycling and mobile on site security shredding.

Thompson A J

Tel 01638 664517
Studlands Park Industrial Estate, Exning Road, NEWMARKET, Suffolk CB8

Waste paper merchant.  Free collection of all grades (except cardboard) as far as North Herts area, subject to minimum economic quantity - half tonne or 40 boxes.  Confidential waste disposal service.

UK Recycling Services

Tel 0208 577 5544
16/17 Heathrow International Trading Estate, Green Lane, HOUNSLOW, Middx TW4 6HB

Total business community waste service.  Collection, recycling, treatment, disposal and auditing.

Waste Not Recycling (London) Ltd

Tel 0208 880 0325 Fax 0208 880 0282
24 Rossendale Street, Hackney, LONDON E5 8TA

Collection of aluminium cans and textiles.  Provides payback service to community groups, charities, schools etc.  Minimum 6 binliners of cans, 4 sacks textiles.  Payback on 10 or more sacks of textiles.  Associated with The Rubbish Dump interactive education centre (see separate entry).

Waste Watch

Tel 0207 253 6266  Fax 0207 253 5962
Europa House, Ground Floor, 13-17 Ironmonger Row, LONDON EC1V 3QG  www.wastewatch.org.uk

National co-ordinating body providing training and advice for existing and potential community groups interested in waste prevention, reuse and recycling.  Runs seminars and conferences, and produces regular newsletter, Waste Watch Review, and a recycling directory.  Waste Watch Wasteline available to answer questions about Landfill Tax, Environment Trusts and other waste issues - 0870 243 0136.