The trade association for UK recycling companies.

The Recycling Association represents the interests of its Members.

From the largest multi-national recycling and waste management companies, to SMEs and even micro businesses, our one-member one-vote policy and democratic structure means that every Member has an equal say.

We also welcome Associate Members including retailers, equipment manufacturers and service providers.

The Recycling Association has a unique funding model, meaning our Membership fees are modest when compared to other trade associations. Through our sister company IWPP and our majority shareholding in Traqa, this provides the largest share of our funding.

To become a Member, visit our Membership page.

How do we represent the interests of our Members?

The Recycling Association is involved in the following activities on behalf of its Members:

Working with government

Working with the UK Government and devolved Nations on policy, regulation and law

Networking

Networking between Members, and/or other sectors such as retail, manufacturing, local government and others

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International policy, regulation and law

Keeping Members informed on international policy, regulation and law

Engaging with European partners

Engaging with European partners via our membership of umbrella trade association EuRIC

Representation

Representing the recycling industry on international, national, local and trade media

Support

Supporting companies where possible, such as offering legal advice via our lawyers etc

Campaigning

Developing campaigns, such as Quality First, that aim to improve trading conditions for our Members

Advice

Day to day advice and problem solving

Our history

The Recycling Association was formed in 1975 to represent independent recovered paper merchants. Our Membership now comprises companies involved in collecting, sorting and recycling a wide variety of materials.

Our team

To find out more about The Recycling Association team visit Contact us.

The Recycling Association Board

Craig Curtis

Craig Curtis

President
CS Recycling

Celine Grant

Celine Grant

Vice President
Re-gen Waste

Board-Kevin-Bell

Kevin Bell

Veolia

Board-Pankaj-Chowdhary

Pankaj Chowdhary

Ekman Group

Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson

Sibelco Green Solutions

Simon Ellin

Simon Ellin

Secretary – The Recycling Association

Adrian Jackson

Adrian Jackson

Honorary Life Member

Will Nicholls

Will Nicholls

EcoGen

Colin Clarke

Colin Clarke

Winfibre

Jonathan Donohue

Jonathan Donohue

Suez

Liz Mallard

Liz Mallard

DS Smith

Lee Evans

Lee Evans

Parry & Evans

Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson

Prismm Environmental