Recycling with A R Richards

We pride ourselves on ensuring we are one of the most reputable waste management companies in the UK.

At A R Richards, we are passionate in our belief that, to achieve a long-term sustainable recycling goal, the process needs to be as simple as possible. There are several ways that we make recycling and reusing waste easy to help our customers, and ultimately protect the environment for generations to come.

Through continued investment into our sites, we are able to ensure the maximum recycling rates possible. We work closely with end of line recycling facilities; this ensures that we are able to price competitively but most importantly recycle your waste responsibly.

Serving domestic and commercial customers throughout Shropshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and the surrounding areas, A R Richards are able to process most waste streams and offer a complete waste management solution. Skip hire, euro bin hire and hazardous waste disposal are all part of the services offered.


How A R Richards Recycle

There are a vast number of products that can be reused and recycled once they are redundant from their primary purpose. From broken plastic toys to farm baler twine, CDs & Vapes, these are all waste items that can be repurposed. By sending waste to a specialist Waste Management firm, this waste is diverted from landfill and can be repurposed and continue to be used.

At A R Richards, we see waste as a valuable resource, and through our Two Material Recovery Facility (MRFs) in Shropshire, we can separate all the recyclables into different waste streams. The team at A R Richards then bale this into single stream products, before finally sending them off for reprocessing.

Waste Management Delivered Responsibly

Excess of 72000 Tonnes

Of Waste treated through our MRFs last year.

£1.5 Million Invested

In new up-to-date vehicles to collect your waste.


Of Waste through A R Richards was recycled or reused and diverted from Landfill.

How can the team at A R Richards support you and your business recycle?

A R Richards offer a various recycling options, including Dry Mixed Recycling. By co-mingling recyclable items, you can maximise the capacity of the container, i.e. Euro Bin. Mixed Recycling results in a vast reduction in General Waste. Unlike many waste companies, A R Richards will process General Waste to ensure that we have maximised all recyclables. We offer flexible collection and delivery times, with a state of the art fleet operating 6 days a week the transport team will support every customer to ensure that you are able to maximise capacities.

A R Richards transport team operate a fleet of modern vehicles with the latest telematics. Reducing journey times and optimising routes results to help in reducing your carbon footprint.


Wood Recycling

With large clean tipping facilities any size vehicle is accepted. We accept wood waste from the following sectors:

Grade A – Soft unpainted white wood including pallets, scaffold boards, joists, untreated floor boards, crates & clean boxes. This grade will be reprocessed and sent for either the biomass or bedding markets.

Grade C – Wooden door & window frames (no glass), painted soft wood, treated floor boards, roof trusses, MDF, plywood, fibreboard, bhipboard & all wooden furniture. This grade is sent for Biomass.

We can also accept Grade D wood at our Bensite premises located at TF9 2JJ. This grade consists of CCA treated products, railway sleepers & telegraph poles. This grade is sent to a specialist hazardous waste biomass plant.

Waste Streams that A R Richards Recycle

As a business, it is important that your trade waste is handled with due care and diligence. A R Richards will support you with statistics assisting you work towards your environmental and operational goals. Recycling information is easily accessible from specific waste stream tonnages to mileage travelled, and finally rebates gained from certain high value waste such as cardboard.

Contact the team at A R Richards to see how we can help improve your waste management performance.

Waste Journey

Commercial Recycling Services

Warrant Hangar

Our Warrant hangar site is the home for the inert, wood & green waste material.

Bays at A R Richards

Warrant Hangar

Warrant Road, Stoke Heath,


Our Bensite facility is the home for the general & hazardous waste materials.

Tipping Facilities


Warrant Road, Stoke Heath

Once the material has been tipped the recycling operatives get to work, separating all the waste into the designated material bays. Once the material has been separated it will be sent to our bailing operation. This process is to ensure that we maximise weight efficiency for future transportation. This also helps reduce any environmental impacts by using less transport.

Once the material is baled it will be stored ready to move to it’s final recycling destination. Where possible we will try to send our material to a UK processing plant, if this is not possible we send material all over the world in either shipping container or articulated lorry’s.

Dependent on the material this will then be re-manufactured into similar products. Please click here to see what will happen to your waste streams after they have been processed.

Euro Bins

Euro Bins

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Wood Recycling

Wood Waste

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Commercial Waste

Trade Waste

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A R Richards Skip Hire Services

Skip Hire

Quick, Simple and Competitively Priced

A R Richards Commercial Waste Management

Commercial Waste

Complete Waste Management Services

A R Richards Euro Bin Hire

Euro Bin Hire

Across Shropshire, Staffordshire & Cheshire

A R Richards Building Merchants & Aggregates

Building Merchants & Aggregates

Concrete, Ducting, Pipes and more…

A R Richards Construction & Plant Hire

Construction & Plant Hire

Available with and without operatives

A R Richards Agricultural Contracting

Agricultural Contracting

Full Range of field & Harvest works completed


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