THE ANNUAL FORUM FOR WASTE AND RECYCLING OFFICERS
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.
Bartec Municipal Technologies
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.
Biffa has been at the forefront of the UK's waste industry for over a hundred years, carrying out essential operations to support the UK circular economy, including collection, surplus redistribution, recycling, treatment, disposal and energy generation. Biffa's purpose is 'to change the way people think about waste' with sustainability at the heart of their business strategy.
Bio Capital is an independent power producer active in the Anaerobic Digestion (AD) sector. Formed in 2018 by Equitix and Helios Energy Investments, Bio Capital owns and operates a portfolio of AD plants in the UK and Ireland. Bio Capital invests in both operational and greenfield assets, comprising gas-to-grid and electricity generation facilities that utilise food-waste and agri-feedstock fuel sources.
BritishBins is a leading distributor of plastic and metal Wheelie Bins as well as supplying an extensive range of waste and recycling products (Solar Compacting Litter Bins) and accessories. Established for over 15 year we supply both the public and private sector including local councils, government departments, hospitals, schools, universities and prisons both in the UK and overseas.
Countrystyle is a leading, privately owned resource management & waste recycling business. 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.
Dennis Eagle, part of the Terberg Environmental Group, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of refuse collection vehicles, with an established reputation for supplying quality products that meet the highest expectations in terms of performance, cost and delivery.
Committed to the continued development of innovative solutions for the waste and recycling market, the company provides complete vehicle solutions, producing refuse collection bodies, chassis and bin lifts. Its comprehensive product portfolio offers a configuration to suit every application, and this is backed-up by unrivalled customer service provided by the largest aftersales and support structure in the industry.
We are one of the UK’s leading cardboard and paper recyclers, offering complete recycling
and waste management solutions. Our network of recycling depots, packaging plants and paper mills keeps fibre moving around the supply cycle. We are proud to own Kemsley paper mill, the UK’s biggest recovered fibre-based paper operation and the second largest of its kind in Europe.
European Recycling Platform
ERP UK Ltd is the UK operation for European Recycling Platform (ERP).
Our aim is to build a more sustainable future by providing services which make the economy more circular. Our customers are household-name businesses which have product related environmental obligations. Today, over 600 companies trust ERP to manage their compliance in the UK.
Future Street Ltd is a market leader in Smart, Innovative, sustainable waste management and recycling solutions across Europe. As an authorised distributor of the Bigbelly product in Europe, we are committed to bringing our patented technology and solutions to cities, municipalities and businesses right across Europe.
Hillend Engineering is part of the Farid European Group, one of Europe’s fastest growing Refuse and Recycling Vehicle producers.
Farid Hillend Engineering develops waste and recycling products with specific missions in mind. Investment in these waste collection and recycling vehicle product missions, improvements in design and manufacturing functions continues at pace. All of which enables us to provide exactly what our waste industry customers want and at the same time improve our market penetration of waste and recycling collection vehicles in the UK, Ireland and across Europe.
Committed to delivering best-fit waste and recycling solutions, IPL are considered the UK’s leading manufacturers of environmental containers. With state of the art facilities in Rotherham and Hull, IPL are proud to work in partnership with local authorities, waste contractors, and businesses to supply British made wheeled bins, caddies, kerbside boxes, and the UK’s first Triple Stack System.
PermiServ offer a software and print solution for councils to help streamline their waste services, enabling them to save administration time and a lot of money. PermiServ have created a unique and powerful tool to help Local Authorities deliver multiple permit types to your residents via our Web to Resident Permit printing and dispatch service.
We have utilised the power of cloud-based technology to provide a powerful permit management platform, backed by secure servers and regular updates to bring even more tools and features to existing platforms. Following on from this, we have an impressive portfolio of other products and services, including a Commercial Waste Solution and our latest Street Scene solution!
Podback is the first nationwide, not-for-profit, coffee pod recycling service. Created in partnership with the biggest names in coffee pods systems, Nespresso, NESCAFE Dolce Gusto and Tassimo, to give people who enjoy the quality and taste of coffee pods simple and ways to recycle them. As part of this, Podback is partnering with individual local authorities to facilitate kerbside collections of pods.
Recycling Lives Charity comprises both a charity and social enterprise.
We were founded in 2008, with an aim of reducing homelessness and reoffending by supporting men and women into stable housing and employment. We later added food redistribution to our model, in partnership with FareShare, to reduce food waste and tackle food poverty.
REPIC is a not-for-profit producer compliance scheme for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), batteries and packaging. Founded by producers, for producers, REPIC plays an active role in leading and shaping producer responsibility and is trusted by many of the UK's biggest household brands.
Saica is one of the largest European players in the development and production of recycled paper for corrugated cardboard, with a production of 3.3 million tonnes of paper. With more than 10,000 employees across Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, UK, Ireland, Turkey, Luxembourg and The Netherlands, Saica has four business areas: production of recycled paper for corrugated board (Saica Paper), waste management and environmental services (Saica Natur), production of corrugated board packaging (Saica Pack) and flexible packaging (Saica Flex).
SATCoL is the largest charity-owned textiles collector in the U.K actively working to support organisations reduce their carbon footprint and combat climate change. Through our reuse and recycling schemes, we lessen the impact on overflowing landfill sites by extending the useful life of products and minimising waste.
Textiles Recycling International
Textile Recycling International is the holding company for five of the UK’s leading textile recyclers: JMP Wilcox, Nathan’s Wastesavers, Cookstown Textile Recyclers,Soex uk and SWD Premier Clothing Exports. The group was created shortly after Waterland Private Equity’s investment in JMP Wilcox in 2016.
Trest is a unique company which aims to continually exceed our customers’ expectations. We are constantly moving the bar and increasing our level of customer service. Our moto is “if it could be better, it should be better”. High standards and attention to detail form a large part of our company values. We aim to be the best we can be in all areas we operate, from how we answer a telephone to how we deliver a vehicle we want to be the best we possibly can be and always welcome criticism.
The Wastepack Group
The Wastepack Group has over two decades experience as producers’ expert compliance partner. The team has extensive knowledge of Packaging and WEEE compliance, alongside other related environmental issues and legislation such as WEEE collections, Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and the Plastic Packaging Tax.
Wybone is a family run business that was established by Mr. Charles E Wyatt in 1969. These days his son Richard is Managing Director but the principles with which the company was founded still stand strong today.
Wybone designs and manufactures street furniture including litter bins, recycling bins, grit bins and clinical waste bins. In a climate where UK manufacturing has seen a rapid decline, we’re proud to say we make 97% of all our products.