Cromwell Polythene doubles size of recycling facility


The recycling division of Cromwell Polythene has moved to new premises that are double in size to its old facility in order to increase its growth potential.

This follows last year’s relocation of the company’s head office and warehouse complex, which is a mile away.


Plastics, card and other materials are sorted, graded and baled before processing is being done at the new facility, and there is more than half an acre of outside storage.

Cromwell Polythene chief executive James Lee said: “The relocation of our recycling business to much bigger premises on the same industrial park in Sherburn-in-Elmet, near Leeds, is a major vote of confidence in its continued growth.

“Last year alone saw a 40 per cent increase in tonnage and we’ve every confidence that we can sustain that growth in the recovery of post-industrial packaging, which serves as the raw material in the manufacture of new recycling sacks and other products.

Cromwell Recycling has also appointed Anthony Oldridge as its new buyers, who will work closely with divisional director Mark Fuller to procure materials for the division.