We offer a unique Total Waste Management Solution providing industry & commerce a nationwide collection service sustainable licensed recycling and full traceability for all your waste.

Who we are

Established in 1980, the WasteCare Group offer a unique recycling and waste management service that enables waste producers, from all industrial and commercial sectors, to manage all their hazardous and difficult waste, from collection to recovery regardless of the type, volume or location. With 12 regional recycling centres and a fleet of over 150 collection vehicles, we are a national recycling management company that is local to you. WasteCare is focused on offering all their clients, a low cost, compliant service; backed by sustainable recycling methods to all but eliminate landfill whilst minimising the cost of managing waste.

What we do for you

We know every business is different and your waste is complex, so we structure our business around you. All our clients, large or small are given a dedicated Account Manager who understands your sector and your waste management needs. Because we understand your industry we can give specialized advice, we understand your challenges so you only ever need speak to one person for all your waste and recycling needs. WasteCare operate the UKs largest dedicated collection fleet for “difficult” and hazardous waste. Combined with our treatment and accredited reuse facilities we provide recycling solution for all types of commercial and industrial waste.

How we help you

Because we understand your industry we can give specialist advice, we understand your challenges so you only ever need speak to one person for all your waste and recycling needs. Backed by our qualified Technical Team we are able to provide you technical advice on site or over the phone. This includes DGSA support, packaging, labelling, storage and handling advice. We are also able to advise on best techniques for lowering the cost of waste management and increasing the value from your waste. WasteCare is the only WM company to provide online support for managing, monitoring and recycling your waste. Click here to find out more.

Who We Work With

LED lighting is switching on across the world. The incentive to switch has never been greater and so the ubiquitous fluorescent tube is becoming a thing of the past. Thousands of lamps and luminaries are being replaced. Whitecroft Lighting is a major manufacturer of industrial lighting and are heavily involved in replacing existing lighting with energy saving LEDs. Whitecroft have turned to WasteCare to provide a 100% recycling solution and dovetail into their installation contractors across the country.

“We needed a company that could provide a reliable and consistent service, regardless of volume, location or time frame. We also demanded 100% recovery and total visability. WasteCare created a bespoke service to meet our demands and more importantly delivered on their KPIs. We see a bright future for both LED lighting and the LampCare service”

Danielle Howarth – Whitecroft Lighting.   

Waste producers look to brokers and FM companies to manage their waste. It is essential that the FM Company have reliable providers that will do as they say when they say. Transparency and accountability are essential in underpinning the service. WasteCare’s unique online account management system gives live time access to the account from obtaining quotes, booking collections to billing, problem solving and data analysis.

As a third party broker we add value by providing our clients a bespoke, hands-on service. When it comes to collecting and recycling all types of hazardous and difficult waste we can rely on WasteCare to deliver the solution. We haven’t stumped them yet.”

DS Smith Recycling

As a leading waste management company Veolia both require and generate thousands of industrial containers every month. Whilst some of these containers have only one life many can be refurbished, UN recertified and reused. WasteCare provide Veolia the peace of mind that their containers are safe for use, that they are maximising reuse and reducing their Carbon footprint. WasteCare’s national service ensures consistency across the estate and the reliability of a a single provider.

Availability and consistency is what we need from our container provider. Having the same outlet for surplus and unwanted packaging saves money and time. WasteCare provide us a comprehensive 1-stop-shop.”

Gemma Dicken – Category Manager Veolia Environmental Services.

UK Greetings Limited is proud of the way its products connect people to people, friends to friends and family to family. Wastecare are delighted to share this ethos, enhancing the CSR image of the company, collecting all types of hazardous wastes and maximising recovery.

“For the last 11 years WasteCare have provided the solution for all our hazardous waste, reducing landfill, eliminating waste to drain and maximising our return from recovered waste” 

Chris Shaw, Group Health, Safety & Environmental Advisor, UK Greetings Ltd

Controlling thousands of PCs, laptops and other electronic devices can be challenging. At the point of disposal of redundant equipment the risk of data loss or losing hardware is acute. The AssetCare service provided by WasteCare gives us full transparency and control and along with it the peace of mind that our data is safely destroyed whilst we maximise the potential reuse of cleaned and refurbished IT equipment.

“Whether we have one or a thousand units, AssetCare is able to provide the service we need.”

Helen Adcock – York University.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust was formed in 1998 and incorporates multiple sites including Leeds General Infirmary and St. James’s University Hospital. Wastecare are the only waste management company which have successfully provided all sites with a unique online facility enabling the Environmental Services Department the means to authorize, monitor and measure the performance of each department. This enables the Trust to reach its targets for recovery and reuse, in addition to reducing costs and ensuring full environmental compliance.

“We have used Wastetcare services for many years, they have provided a tailored service specifically to meet our diverse range of requirements. Following our recent audit of their processing facility, we are delighted to see the growth Wastecare has experienced and have recently awarded a further tender for additional services”- Libby Moss – Leeds Teaching Hospital

For over 5 years WasteCare have provided WEEE recycling solutions for the City of Bradford MDC , combined with a reliable collection service linked electronically to Bradford Council’s and our own online customer services”

Bradford Metropolitan Borough Council 

“Wastecare have provided our business with a very good level of service in the fields we utilise them and have added fluorescent light tube and scrap material to their ongoing waste product collection schedules from all of our sites in a cost effective manner.

Due to operational requirements within our business over recent years Wastecare have provided a reactive drop off and collection service, as well as their planned service for us, and they have always tried to accommodate our requests, even at short notice.

On occasions where issues have arisen, which for various reasons can be expected from time to time, they have done their utmost to ensure they meet our requirements to ensure our business continues to operate effectively.”

Paul Anderson
Divisional Technical Manager (Northern)

Environmental compliance and best practice is non-negotiable for Asda. WasteCare for over 10 years has provided all their stores a one-stop-solution for all types of hazardous and difficult waste. Dedicated account managers ensure all stores receive support both for regular waste arisings as well as for the unexpected. Committed to reducing costs and improving service year on year, WasteCare are an enthusiastic advocate of One Best Way.

“We see WasteCare as major contributor to our achieving environmental best practise, maximising recycling efficiency and reducing costs for our customers”

Karen Todd, Head of Zero Waste

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