Cromwell Polythene expands service by offering SME collection scheme


Small- and medium-sized businesses within 75 miles of Cromwell Polythene’s headquarters will be able to use a new collection service.

The local resource recovery service is aimed at businesses with smaller volumes of material within a 75 mile radius of Cromwell’s Leeds base.


It is in addition to the nationwide collections that Cromwell provides to companies that generate large volumes of post-industrial and post-consumer waste. The new resource recovery arm will collect smaller loads typically just over one tonne made up of polythene, hard plastics, board and other transit packaging.

Cromwell Polythene recycling director Mark Fuller said: “We will be able to collect loads as low as 100kgs with the smaller vehicle that we will be operating locally. What this means is that 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, avoiding sending it to landfill and potentially generating an additional revenue stream.

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