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Top Recycling Companies and Startups in the UK

This article showcases some of the most popular players in the Recycling space. Our analysts selected these companies for a variety of reasons. This list may include both state and private ventures providing the most value within the Recycling industry.

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Top Recycling Companies


World of Books

World of Books was founded in 2005, recycling books on behalf of charity.

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Cyclestore

Cyclestore is an on-line cycle shop based in the UK supplying cycle parts and accessories for road, touring, mountain and bmx cycling.

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Selected Interventions

Transforming technology for large enterprises in the municipal and commercial smart waste collection sector

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Reconomy Recycling Solutions

Reconomy Recycling Solutions offers waste management and recycling solutions.

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CompareMyMobile

CompareMyMobile.com, the mobile and gadget recycling comparison website and app

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We Buy Books

We Buy Books provides services to sell books, CDs and DVDs, Blu Rays and other media.

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Compare and Recycle

Compare and Recycle provides users with an instant price quote for their old mobile phone or similar gadget.

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First Mile

First Mile provide super simple, low cost recycling and waste services for businesses.

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Biffa

Biffa is an integrated waste management company providing collection, landfill, recycling and special waste services in the UK.

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Wheelies

UK cycling retailer.

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Car.co.uk

UK automotive website focusing on vehicle recycling (scrap my car) along with commercial verticals in insurance, finance & number plates.

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Viridor Waste Management Limited

Viridor Waste Management Limited offers recycling, renewable energy, and waste management services.

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Kent Enviro Power

FCC Environment is one of the UK’s leading waste and resource management company.

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GM8 Group

GM8 Group is providing energy conservation consultancy services.

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GRS Roadstone

GRS is the UK’s largest independent supplier of natural and recycled aggregate, along with waste removal and transport services.

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Oxford Wood Recycling Ltd

Oxford Wood Recycling’s activities are principally to operate a commercial waste wood collection service and retail timber yard.

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Filamentive

Using waste plastics and bioplastics to manufacture high performance consumables for 3D printing – waste stream to mainstream!

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WasteCare

WasteCare is recycling photographic, x-ray and printing waste for the recovery of Silver.

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Bristol Wood Recycling Project(BWRP)

Saving resources from waste. Providing Affordable timber and resources to local community.

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AO Recycling Ltd

AO Recycling part of AO.COM PLC

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Recycling Technologies

Recycling Technologies specializes in waste management and engineering processes and helps customers achieve financial gains from waste.

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Globechain

Globechain is a B2B reuse marketplace connecting businesses to charities, creating social impact data.

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Grundon Waste Management

Grundon Waste Management is a provider of comprehensive services such as industrial cleaning, disposal, recycling and hazardous wastes.

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Forge Waste and Recycling

Forge Waste & Recycling is providing waste management services.

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MacRebur

A UK-based company that uses waste plastics to create stronger, longer lasting roads.

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RTS Waste Management

RTS Waste Management is a recycling and waste management company.

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SWEDISH FALL

A better fashion brand that fights fashion waste by turning its customers into recyclers

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St Albans Wood Recycling CIC

St Albans Wood Recycling is a not-for-profit social enterprise registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC).

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Connected Energy

A pioneer of 2nd life electric vehicle battery based energy storage systems.

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Smile Plastics

Smile Plastics manufactures hand-crafted panels from waste materials.

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Straight Ltd

Straight Ltd operates as a supplier of high-quality waste and recycling solutions to a broad range of customers.

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RiverRidge Rethinking Resources

RiverRidge is regarded as Northern Ireland’s largest independent waste management company.

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CELSA

Celsa Steel is a manufacturer and supplier of reinforcing bars, yield coils and wire rods.

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bio-bean

bio-bean is a U.K.-based green company that offers its users with processes of recycling and waste management solutions.

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Plastic Energy

Plastic Energy offers a global and sustainable solution to prevent plastic pollution.

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The Recycled Candle Company

The Recycled Candle Company use candle wax collected from hotels, restaurants, churches, and cathedral.

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Johnsons Aggregates and Recycling

Johnsons Aggregates and Recycling is a privately held company that supplies recycled incinerator bottom ash aggregate in East Midland.

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Envar

Envar Composting’s flagship site in Cambridgeshire is the United Kingdom’s largest waste in-vessel and windrow composting facility.

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Keenan Recycling

Keenan Recycling Ltd is one of Scotland’s leading organics recycling specialists

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Flowline

Flowline Limited is one of the leading drainage contractors in the South East.

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Beryl

The UK’s leading micromobility company

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The Dress Change

Womenswear Exchange Platform

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ReCircle

ReCircle is a cleantech startup that develops a closed-loop domestic recycling appliances.

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The Shred Centre

The Shred Centre offer shred all other confidential waste materials, including hard drive shredding and branded product destruction.

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Levenseat

Levenseat is a Recycling & Resource Management company based in Central Scotland.

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RCI

RCI provides logistics, warehousing, distribution and recycling services.

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Amplio Group

Amplio Group invests in renewable energy, alternative fuels, filtrations, recycling, environmental services and specialty care enterprises.

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Metal and Waste Recycling

Metal and Waste recycles and processes ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal for steel mills and foundries.

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John Pointon & Sons Ltd

John Pointon & Sons provides waste disposal, recycling and environmental solutions for animal by products and food waste.

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RunningFreeOnline

RunningFreeOnline provides a home for all sports training like training log for running, cycling, swimming, skating, triathlon etc.

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Total Recycling Services

We provide customer focused, competent, cost efficient total waste management services to businesses across the UK.

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ISYS Interactive Systems

ISYS Interactive Systems has built a strong client base and reputation for reliable management software.

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ShredPro Ltd

Leading on-site shredding company

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Redeem

Redeem is an international leader in the recovery, refurbishment and recycling of consumer electronic devices

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Avensys

Avensys offer Bio-Medical Equipment Engineering Services.

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CCL North

CCL North is a secure collection, recycling and data destruction for IT & WEEE equipment.

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SnaffleUp

SnaffleUp.co.uk is a new online resource that gives people with unwanted but useful household items an opportunity to donate them to other

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Asset Remarketing – Computer Hardware Recycling

Fully inclusive service for IT equipment disposal and computer hardware recycling.

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Binit

Binit provides brilliant recycling and rubbish services while reducing vehicle movements and cleaning up your streets.

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CorNatural

CorNatural develops bio-based sustainable products to offer a range of natural products.

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The London Waste and Recycling Board

LWARB brings together London’s waste stakeholders and a range of partners to transform the management of waste in the capital.

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GRN Sportswear

GRN Sportswear is a sportswear manufacturer out of recycled and sustainable materials.

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Whitham Mills Engineering

Whitham Mills Engineering designs, manufactures, installs and maintains high-quality waste processing equipment to customers.

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EOL IT Services

EOL IT Services Ltd is the UK’s most accredited provider of IT Asset Disposal (ITAD), Lifecycle Services and Data Destruction.

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Crapper & Sons Landfill Ltd

Crapper & Sons Landfill operates in recycling, waste management, supply of recycled aggregates, landfill and groundworks.

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IWJS Ltd

IWJS is a privately held company that provides waste management and industrial cleaning services.

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Rematch

Rematch is a sporting goods marketplace. Buy, sell and recycle your sports equipment to save money and the planet.

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PPP GROUP

PPP Group creates a ‘ReTyre’ process for purification and valorisation of carbon black from ELT pyrolysis.

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Bak2Group

Bak2Group specializes in the collection, repair, recycling, and refurbishment of pre-owned electronic goods.

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ReNew ELP

ReNew ELP is a flexible technology, able to convert a number of materials and components currently considered unrecyclable.

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ASM Organic Recyclates

ASM Organic Recyclates Ltd develops innovative patent-protected technology that converts waste into usable materials.

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Greyparrot

AI-based computer vision solutions to power next generation robotics and smart systems for the waste management industry

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Worn Again

Worn Again is a textile to textile recycling technology that can separate and recapture polyester and cotton from discarded.

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Poseidon Plastics

Poseidon Plastics is a high-tech speciality chemical recycling company.

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RED Industries

Red Industries is the hazardous and non-hazardous waste management business

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Decision Tech

Decision Tech mission is to create destination websites and apps that help people to find the very best communications and entertainment.

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Impact Recycling

Impact Recycling has developed a breakthrough plastic recycling technology which separates the components of mixed plastic waste.

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Aurelius Environmental

Aurelius Environmental is a battery recycling company.

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Interface Polymers

Interface Polymers is the global leader in compatibility and surface functionality solutions for the polyolefin industry.

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Plas Recycle

PlasRecycle has built the UK’s 1st dedicated plant for recycling post-consumer shopping bags and films.

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Low Sulphur Fuels

Commercialising one of the most advanced, lowest cost solutions that produces low sulphur fuel and naphtha from used hydrocarbon materials

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Environmental Technology Evolution

ETE focuses on generating and licencing proprietary technology through R&D in the field of plastics recycling.

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Eco Plastics

ECO Plastics is a reprocessor of recyclable materials sourced from waste contractors and local authorities in the UK and Ireland.

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J & B Recycling

J & B Recycling provides diverse and innovative solutions in waste collection, recovery and recycling to public and private sectors.

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Waste Systems

Waste Systems has developed machinery that separates out difficult waste materials,

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Scindo

Biotechnology company

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Mishergas Green Energy

Using green technology, they will convert waste tyres into constant electricity and saleable by-products.

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Lancashire Waste Recycling

Lancashire Waste Recycling reprocess and refine residual waste to produce a high specification fuel for use across a range of industries.

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Ultromex

Ultromex develops processes for the recovery of high-value metals from electronic and industrial waste products.

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Affresol

Affresol manufactures sustainable housing solutions made from a low carbon building product called TPR.

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Sycamore Aviation Ltd

Sycamore Aviation Ltd offers aircraft decommissioning and recycling services.

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EMS Turnkey Waste Recycling Solutions

EMS provides complete recycling systems designed around your needs.

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PVC Recycling

PVC Recycling provides recycling services for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) derived from materials.

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Re Pet

Re Pet is a manufacturer of recyclable plastic sheeting for food companies and supermarkets.

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Recyclan

Tech Enabled Plastic Recycling Company

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TOPOLYTICS

Data analytics and insights – making the world’s waste visible, verifiable and valuable

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Waste into Water

Waste into Water aims to provide solutions to waste waters in mobile locations.

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Buengo

Buengo is an app that allows people to sell the stuff they don’t need anymore and donate the proceeds to good causes.

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Watson Brown

Watson Brown HSM Limited develops and supplies polymer recycling technologies based on the principles of Mechanochemistry.

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SITA Cornwall Limited

SITA Cornwall Limited provides recycling and waste management services to households and businesses in Cornwall.

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Cambridge Wood Works

Friendly alternative to skips for timber and wood waste, collecting, reusing and recycling as much as we can.

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Recycling Lives

Recycling Lives provides ethical and environmentally sound recycling and waste management solutions.

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