SWR was founded in 2007 with three key objectives; to deliver excellent service, maximise recycling and establish cost savings for our clients – and those principles continue to underpin our business today. Working with a network of trusted partners who each bring their own capabilities to the table, we are able to design and deliver complete waste management services that work regardless of location or waste type. The entire service is managed by SWR, providing clients with a single point of contact for all waste issues and a single source of comprehensive reporting. Our approach is a consultative one – and a successful one. By helping businesses improve their environmental performance over the long term, we help them make significant cost savings through a reduction in unnecessary or uneconomical spend on waste. Our story Since 2007, we’ve been one of the fastest-growing waste management companies in the UK. We’ve built a network that spans the length and breadth of the UK, with a head office in Alton, further offices in Edinburgh and Daventry. This means we are able to offer local expertise, conduct on-site training, carry out on-site issue resolution and complete site audits easily and efficiently nationwide. We have 70 staff, 20 of whom are our customer service team, and during a typical month we will successfully complete over 50,000 scheduled container collections across 5,000 customer sites. We’re continuing to expand our capabilities too, with the recent acquisition of a company called RUR3 – which specialises in food waste procurement and disposal.
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Edinburgh, GB
Size (employees)
192 (est)-2%
Specialist Waste Recycling is headquartered in Edinburgh, GB
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Key People/Management at Specialist Waste Recycling

Andy Butler

Andy Butler

Stephen Cameron

Stephen Cameron

Director of Sales
Will Keer

Will Keer

Product Development Director
Mark Avenell

Mark Avenell

Operations Director
Wayne Basham

Wayne Basham

Commercial Director

Specialist Waste Recycling Office Locations

Specialist Waste Recycling has offices in Hampshire, Edinburgh, Alton and Daventry
Edinburgh, GB (HQ)
115 George St
Alton, GB
Lenten St
Daventry, GB
Eastern Way
Edinburgh, GB
10 York Pl
Hampshire, GB
Lenten St
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Specialist Waste Recycling Financials and Metrics

Specialist Waste Recycling Financials

Specialist Waste Recycling's revenue was reported to be £31.24 m in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

31.2 m

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

6 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

1.8 m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

2.1 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

1.8 m

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

1.2 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


763.2 k1.9 m2.9 m5.2 m8.2 m10.4 m13 m15.4 m18.7 m25.4 m31.2 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

798.3 k1.7 m2.8 m4.6 m6.8 m7.8 m10.4 m12.3 m15 m20.7 m25.3 m

Gross profit

(35.1 k)132.7 k33.7 k595.2 k1.4 m2.6 m2.7 m3.1 m3.7 m4.6 m6 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


3.2 m1.3 m560 k3.2 m3.2 m3 m3 m3.3 m1.9 m3.9 m1.2 m

Accounts Receivable

298.6 k328.8 k564.1 k998.7 k1.5 m1.6 m1.9 m2 m3.4 m4.3 m6.8 m


38.5 k172.9 k191.2 k187.3 k190.5 k100.6 k

Current Assets

3.7 m1.7 m1.2 m4.3 m5 m4.9 m5.4 m5.8 m6 m8.8 m8.4 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

(701.1 k)(1.6 m)(1.5 m)(1.4 m)(738.9 k)(202.4 k)(460.7 k)55.4 k153.6 k335.8 k1.8 m

Cash From Operating Activities

(452.7 k)361.3 k291 k420.6 k396 k(99.5 k)2.1 m1.9 m

Cash From Financing Activities

3.7 m20 k1.5 k(110 k)(999.3 k)357.6 k

Net Change in Cash

2.6 m(9.6 k)(230.7 k)15.7 k(192.2 k)(1.3 m)2 m(2.7 m)
GBPY, 2017


530.3 k

Financial Leverage

2.9 x
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