Leeds recycling firm targets SME waste in Yorkshire

Small businesses in Yorkshire looking to recycle post-industrial and post-consumer waste can take advantage of a new collection service from Cromwell Polythene.

Cromwell, which supplies sacks, bags and speciality products for the storage and collection of waste and recyclables, is expanding its recycling division with the introduction of a local resource recovery service, aimed at SMEs within a 75 mile radius of the company’s headquarters in Leeds.

The scheme is in addition to the nationwide collections that Cromwell operates to larger waste producers. The new resource recovery arm will collect smaller loads – typically just over one tonne and made up of polythene, hard plastics, board and other transit packaging materials.

Cromwell’s recycling director, Mark Fuller, said: “We will be able to collect loads as low as 100kg with the smaller vehicle that we will be operating locally. Those businesses which normally fall under the radar of the big waste management companies now have a means of recovering and recycling some of the bulkier materials from the waste stream.”

He added: “Where required, we can even help suppliers identify recoverable elements from their waste stream, providing independent advice on suitable machinery, including balers.”

Maxine Perella

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