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LARAC Conference and Celebration Awards would not be able to take place if it were not for the financial support of the companies and organisations that sponsor this event. If you are attending the conference and/or awards please take time to speak with all of the sponsors - they offer a variety of products and services which could have a positive impact on your work.

A & C Weber

Weber is a leading manufacturer of plastic 2-wheeled and 4-wheeled bins for use in the collection of domestic and commercial waste, recyclable materials, garden waste etc.ACE UK (Trade Association for beverage cartons) exists to promote cartons as a renewable, recyclable and low-carbon packaging choice, and to drive its environmental initiatives. This includes running the industry’s carton recycling programme.


ACE UK (Trade Association for beverage cartons) exists to promote cartons as a renewable, recyclable and low-carbon packaging choice, and to drive its environmental initiatives. This includes running the industry’s carton recycling programme.


Alupro works in partnership with local authorities and the recycling and waste management sector to maximise recovery of valuable metal packaging from the waste stream. Our programmes can help you add value to your waste collections.

AO Recycling

AO Recycling is one of the UK’s biggest recyclers of fridges and other Large Domestic Appliances (LDAs). We make would-be waste great again, by turning these old fridges, washing machines, tumble dryers and dishwashers into valuable resources.

Appliances that have reached the end of their life are given the full AO Recycling treatment – they’re broken apart and sorted into their constituent metals, plastics and insulation foam at our state-of-the-art plant in Shropshire. 

Bartec Auto ID

Comprehensive software to drive down the cost of waste management, street scene and grounds maintenance.

Bartec’s Collective software is designed specifically to allow waste managers to control all their service information in a single, easy-to-use computer system. Collective is proven throughout the UK to improve customer service, safe working, productivity and deliver real cost reductions.

Behaviour Change

Behaviour Change is a not-for-profit social enterprise. We apply behavioural insights to social and environmental challenges and are launching a new gum litter toolkit in partnership with Mars Wrigley Confectionery.


Biffa was founded 100 years ago by the Biffa family as a haulage business. Today Biffa is the UK’s leading nationwide integrated waste management business that provides collection, treatment, recycling and recovery.

British Bins

The UK's Leading Online Supplier Of High Quality Wheelie Bins. Our wheelie bins are all brand new and made to the highest quality standards by Europe's largest bin manufacturers; EN840 for Design, Performance and Safety, ISO 9001 for Quality and ISO 14001 for Environmental Impact.

British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation have the largest network of 750 charity shops in the UK including over 140 Furniture & Electrical stores. They rely on receiving donated items to sell in their shops. Last year their shops prevented over 100, 000 tonnes from entering landfill.

Cloud 9 Technologies

Cloud 9 Technologies provide innovative solutions to help local authorities engage with their residents.  Their market-leading Citizen Mobile app and AI voice technology can provide automated bin reminders and recycling information to the public.


Contenur is devoted to designing, manufacturing and marketing comprehensive urban waste container solutions that are practical and innovative, which improve quality of life, sustainability and the appearance of the cities.

Coral Products

Recycling and food waste specialist in versatile plastic injection moulded products. 80% of our plastics are recycled and reused creating a circular economy effective business model. Based in the U. K We operate from 100.000 sq. Ft freehold facility in our Haydock equipped modern plant. Coral Products (Mouldings) LTD have over 50 dedicated machines ranging from 25 tonnes to 1,150 tonne performance. Our experienced National Account managers can aid in creation of new designs, provide honest and responsive quotations and with their vast knowledge are able to discuss all products produced within our UK based factory.


Countrystyle is a leading, privately owned resource management & waste recycling business operating across Kent, the South East and further afield. With a track record of spotting opportunities, understanding the market and driving innovative solutions, we deliver a reliable service which reduces the impact on the environment from our clients’ waste, whilst creating cost-effective and reliable waste management outcomes.

Egbert Taylor

Egbert Taylor combines Smart Technology and innovation to deliver ongoing efficiency gains and operational effectiveness in an ever changing and evolving waste sector. The range includes our iconic Continental Bins, Technology systems to manage your fleet, Solar compaction units, plastic 4 wheel bins and many more solutions. 


European Recycling Platform (ERP) has recycled over 800,000 tonnes of waste batteries and electronics in the UK. ERP draws on this experience and expertise to make recycling and compliance easy for manufacturers and local authorities.

Euro Label Printers

Family Run, Forward Thinking.

It all began 40 years ago, back in 1974. Our founder saved up just enough money to buy a small label press, a telephone, and rent some space in the corner of an old meat abattoir.  He called around searching for work, and when it came in, he printed it, and delivered it himself.  This was the level of service that was instilled in the company right from the start. Slowly but surely, the company grew, continuously investing back into newer and better technology. 

Fairport Container

Fairport Containers is the UK’s leading provider of refurbishment, nationwide solutions for all steel waste containers. Established for over 25 years, the family-run business serves all of the top names in the waste industry.

FCC Environment

FCC Environment is a global leader with more than a 100 years’ experience providing environmental services in partnership with local authorities, operating over 100 contracts for 60 authorities in the UK.


As the UK’s leading fire suppression company, Fireward offers effective and approved automatic fire suppression systems, designed to reduce the risk of fire across a wide range of applications including telehandlers, wheel loaders, shredders, cranes and excavators.


Greenredeem create behavioural change campaigns and reward people for taking green actions.

Working with local authorities, schools/universities, water companies & commercial partners, we motivate communities to reduce waste, recycle more & be more water/energy efficient.

Keep Britain Tidy

Keep Britain Tidy supports local authorities to manage waste better. We help residents to reduce, reuse and recycle through community engagement campaigns, education programmes, marketing communications, consultancy work and staff provision and training. We also offer services to monitor and evaluate the impact of waste and recycling schemes.

Leafield Environmental

Leafield Environmental Ltd is a leading supplier of litter bins, recycling bins and bollards. We manufacture using rotational moulding, a fast and efficient method which produces consistent high-quality products.

MGB Plastics

MGB are the UK’s leading manufacturer of plastic waste containers. Working with Councils and waste contractors, MGB supply 100% British made, affordable products, manufactured and certified to the highest standards. Yet we don’t just manufacture, we guarantee world class lead times and a seamless depot and distribution delivery service.

Nexus Vehicle Rental

Nexus offers a UK wide HGV rental solution alongside cars, vans and specialist vehicles.  Our online rental booking and management platform; IRIS, has access to 550,000 vehicles across 2,000 locations.  Whether it’s industrial cleaning, tarmac transportation, waste management or transferring hazardous goods, our municipal vehicle range can assist with your business needs. 


Novelis recycling is the world’s leading recycler of aluminium, recycling around 41 billion used drink cans globally every year. In the UK, the company has been driving the development of the infrastructure for aluminium can recycling since 1990, purchasing UK-sourced aluminium cans for can recycling. 

Palm Recycling

Palm Recycling has provided collection and recycling services to both public sector and commercial clients for over 25 years.

Their experience and commitment to extracting the highest quality and maximum value from the materials they process has made them first choice for more than 100 UK local authorities and helps divert more than 600,000 tonnes of materials per year from landfill.

Recycling Lives

Recycling Lives is unique - recognised as a UK leader for combining business and charity. Our model - using our commercial operations in recycling and waste management to support and sustain charity programmes for offender rehabilitation, residential support and food redistribution - means we create more than just environmental and financial value from our activities, but significant social value too.


Re-Gen Waste Ltd has established itself as one of the most advanced MRF installations in Europe.Operating our purpose-built Newry factory 24 hours a day, we have processed over 1.5 million tonnes of waste to date.

Re-Gen Waste is a leader in integrated recycling and waste management, providing MDR and MSW collection and processing services for a wide variety of public authorities and private companies across Ireland and the UK.

Company operations also include WtE and engineering. 


Repic is a non-profit company established in 2004 by leading companies in the electrical and electronics industry, to comply with the WEEE Directive. Repic members represent around half of the electrical and electronic products sold in the UK.


Ricardo Energy & Environment is a global sustainability consultancy. They help clients solve some of the world’s most complex environmental challenges and provide governments, public agencies and businesses with leading analysis, advice and data.

The Salvation Army Trading Company

Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd is the trading arm of The Salvation Army in the UK and Republic of Ireland. We were established in 1991 to help fund The Salvation Army’s vital work with vulnerable people in the UK, and today we raise money and encourage reuse and recycling through a network of over 200 charity shops and a clothing collection division.


SELIGO.pro is an online marketplace connecting waste collection and waste treatment companies

  • Geolocalising the available treatment capacity,

  • Facilitating the sale and the disposal of waste,

  • Optimising compliance management and site usage.

Severn Trent Green Power

Severn Trent Green Power (now encompassing Agrivert) operates the UK’s leading food waste recycling network. Servicing 50+ local authorities our 8 AD facilities span Wales, the Midlands, Oxfordshire and London. 


Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa Recycling (SKR) is part of the world's largest fibre-based packaging group - Smurfit Kappa Group , SKR provides a full spectrum of bespoke paper and board recycling solutions for local authorities for their card and paper streams. Our UK paper mills in Birmingham and Kent reprocess 500,000 tonnes of material per annum, providing a reliable and sustainable market for recovered paper and card. This enables Smurfit Kappa UK to recycle as much paper based packaging as it produces.


Spedian is the only reusable vehicle graphic system with no visible frame and the only system that can adapt to Agripa™. They now have software that can estimate the audience reach of your fleet- Roadvert, enabling your vehicles to generate revenue and justify it. It is unique to Local Authorities.


UK based Storm manufactures four-wheeled steel bodied waste & recycling containers to EN840 standard. They are proven in use with many private sector and local authority customers.

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK

SUEZ are dedicated to the sustainable management of resources delivering innovative recycling and waste recovery services to 40,000 customers in the UK across the public and private sector. They handle waste material – putting it to good use through recycling, manufacturing and energy recovery facilities.


Global market leader in the manufacture and distribution of wheeled waste containers and underground refuse solutions.


TRAID charity shops urgently need your donations of re-wearable clothes & shoes to stock our rails. Fashion you no longer want enables us to fund projects improving conditions in the fashion industry – like stopping child and sweatshop labour.  Our charitable funds go further if you can drop them at one of our charity shops. However, if you don’t live near one of our London based shops, you can book a home collection depending on your donations and location, or drop them at one of our many clothes reuse banks across the UK

UK Container Maintenance Limited

A National Container Repair & Refurbishment Company for all sizes of Waste & Recycling Containers. Services include Factory and Mobile Repairs & Refurbishments. Modifications, Fabrication & Testing. Spares & Supplier of Reconditioned Containers.


UPM is building a sustainable future, through renewal of the bio and forest industries. Their products are produced from renewable raw materials and are fully recyclable. At their Shotton site in North Wales, UPM source over 850,000 tonnes a year of News & Pams, Mixed Papers, comingled recyclates with and without glass, and waste wood for processing to support the manufacture of 100% Recycled Newsprint.  


VIRIDOR is one of UK’s leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies. Part of FTSE 250 Pennon Group, Viridor puts waste into action, transforming it into quality recyclables, raw materials and energy.


Wastepack is among the UK’s largest approved compliance providers, covering both the UK packaging waste regulations and the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) Regulations. They stand for the interests of their customers and work to minimise compliance costs and complexities.


Wrap’s vision is a world without waste, where resources are used sustainably.  They provide a range of services that support councils who want to deliver better recycling services and encourage waste reduction and reuse.


Wybone has been designing and manufacturing a large range of litter and recycling units since 1969. We work with local authorities in the UK to provide waste solutions to reduce waste sent to landfill and increase recycling rates.


YOTTA empowers those responsible for the management of Infrastructure Assets to make enhanced decisions about the way they manage their assets. From collecting data, providing software or advice, Yotta offers the right tools for the job, resulting in over 200 UK local authorities choosing to work with them.

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