Recycling is Still strong despite global economic downturn

1st December 2008


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Recycling firm Perrys Recycling would like to make clear that the removal of some of its recycling banks in Somerset followed discussions with Somerset Waste Partnership over several months about removing under-utilised banks. 




Somerset Waste Partnership have increased kerbside household recycling services, which resulted in a tonnage drop in certain paper banks. Therefore in conjunction with the economic downturn we have had to review 31 poor performing paper banks, with over 100 paper banks remaining with no plans for removal; giving the general public the choice and convenience of how they want to recycle with kerbside and bring sites.



Perrys Recycling collects from a number of councils and commercial companies throughout the South West and these services have not been affected, although some price adjustments have had to be made because of the drop in commodity prices worldwide.



Perrys Recycling has been established in the South West for more than 50 years. The company is still investing and expanding our range of services for customers, as we believe recycling has a strong future.


Other services that Perrys Recycling offers from Marston Magna H/Q (Yeovil), Bridgwater and Appledore depots, covering the South West.


1. Shredding & Recycling of confidential office waste paper. Customers that want to prevent the identity and commercial theft of documents are looking for approved security destruction and recycling service to British Standard BS8470. Perrys operate security shredding at our Marston Magna and Bridgwater depots, which customers also deliver in for secure convenience.



2. Office Recycling Solutions for paper, cardboard, cans, vending cups, plastic bottles, glass, fluorescent tubes, WEEE electrical goods and batteries. Perrys also provide suitable office bins, storage wheeled bins and a regular and reliable collection service.



3. Commercial recycling & waste management services, for printers, manufacturing, warehouse & distribution, retail, hospitals, schools, MOD, police authorities etc, for the recycling of paper, cardboard, plastics polythenes, metals, wood, glass etc with a proven success with case studies for customers and advice of segregation, baling equipment etc to suit customers' needs and budgets.



Note to editors:

For more information, contact Chris Perry on 01935 850111 or email Also, see our website,


The Somerset Waste Partnership manages waste collection, recycling and disposal services in Somerset and is made up of partner authorities - Somerset County Council, Sedgemoor, South Somerset, Mendip and West Somerset District Councils, and Taunton Deane Borough Council. Contact Mark Blaker -