About Reconomy

Inspiring sustainable thinking to create smarter and greener business practices

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Leading best practice, not following it

Reconomy is the environmental sector’s leading outsourced waste and resource service provider, with 25 years’ experience of putting customers at the heart of all we do . We’re adept at delivering the day-to-day operational side of waste management, but where we’re truly unique is in our ability to also provide consultancy-led sustainability and circular economy solutions.

We inspire companies with waste and sustainability challenges to think differently and embrace new concepts to create measurable business advantages. To achieve this, we utilise a nationwide network of over 1,000 supply chain partners that are focused on minimising waste and promoting a circular economy.

Our vision

To create a sustainable environment through smart and simple working practices. We embrace our people, partnerships and technology to solve problems and enable our customers to deliver exceptional performance across all aspects of waste and resource sustainability .

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Our growth

Reconomy has developed significantly in recent years, with the aim of adding to our breadth of capability and services required by our customers. Bringing companies into the group through acquisitions has been a big part of this, and in 2019 total turnover exceeded £330m. Reconomy are owned by EMK Capital LLP, having been acquired in 2017.

This has been an instrumental move in continuing to develop and invest in our best-in-class technology platform, nationwide reach, consistently high service levels and customer satisfaction.

We are in the Times 250 Fast Track list and are known for our size, strength and tenacity to work hard and help our customers achieve results.

Reconomy acquisition timeline

Based in Waltham Abbey, ACM have over 25 years’ experience in commercial waste management for a range of sectors including hotels, shopping centres, retail, manufacturing and zoos.

They offer a full-service waste and recycling approach and a range of innovative on-site equipment, in use at such notable locations as London Zoo. The addition of ACM Environmental allows Reconomy to continue its strategy of providing the most comprehensive range of services and best customer experience across the commercial sectors.

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The acquisition of NSG, founded in 1992, is part of Reconomy’s continued growth in core business sectors.  NSG has built key relationships in the construction, fit-out, retail and commercial sectors and was one of the first outsourced service companies to offer tool and plant hire via a network of service providers.

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Based in Dorset, AWS provides a comprehensive waste management solution to customers in construction, shopfitting & interiors and housebuilding.  AWS has developed excellent relationships with its customers and demonstrated strong recent performance, sharing Reconomy’s focus on delivering the very best customer experience.

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Founded in 2000 and based in Kent, Prismm provides consultancy, waste management and compliance services – specialising in the output from UK factories and materials that are particularly difficult to recycle. They aim to achieve zero to landfill for their many clients, primarily in the printing and packaging industries.  This acquisition is a key step to enhancing our proposition in the industrial and commercial sectors.

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Founded in 1997 and based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Valpak provides environmental consultancy, waste management solutions and data management services to over 4,000 UK customers. The company specialises in helping businesses achieve environmental compliance, maximise cost savings and improve their environmental credentials in line with government legislation. Valpak services include the disposal of packaging, electrical equipment, batteries, hazardous materials and chemical substances, among other forms of waste and recycling.

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Based in Portsmouth, with offices in Glasgow, Helistrat specialises in the delivery of holistic waste management and resource strategies to clients operating across numerous business sectors.

Helistrat has developed a formidable reputation within the waste industry for innovative thinking and driving new ways of working. This aligns closely with Reconomy’s own strategy of prioritising tech-enablement to deliver more detailed waste data to clients, faster turnaround of information and improved accuracies relating to service fulfilment.

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Based in Bromsgrove, Waste Check specialises in the compliant disposal of clinical and chemical waste materials for businesses operating across numerous business sectors, including healthcare, retail and care homes.

The group, which includes UK Nationwide Skip Hire Limited, trading as Skippy Nationwide, Skips @ Home Limited, trading as Skip Hire UK, and Cory Environmental Recycling Services Limited, collectively reported revenues of £13m for the year ending 2015, employing 38 people.

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Based in King’s Lynn, Just Hire Group, trading as Network Waste, were acquired by Reconomy for an undisclosed fee. Operating a waste broker across the construction sector, Network Waste further bolstered Reconomy’s dominance in serving the SME construction sector.

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Based in Shrewsbury, Countrywide Waste Management Limited and its wholly owned subsidiary MT Waste Management Ltd were acquired due to their close synergy with Reconomy and similar target audiences.

The businesses share our passion and ambition of providing industry leading services to clients that view outsourcing of their recycling and waste services as the most efficient method of managing their waste.

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