North West Recycling is new name for UK firm

North West Recycling is new name for UK firm

The former Brampton Skip Hire says it is rebranding to reflect growth in its recycling services.


Carlisle, United Kingdom-based Brampton Skip Hire has announced a name change to North West Recycling, which the U.K. firm calls “a waste management brand for the future.”

The family-owned business in the Cumbria region of England says it “has undertaken a major rebrand and announced ambitious plans that will make [it] a driving force in the region’s efforts to combat CO2 emissions and recycle waste.”

Founded in 1995, Brampton Skip Hire was established as a waste bin and container placement and pickup service. While that remains a core part of its business, the company says its operations have grown and evolved to make it one of Cumbria’s “largest and most innovative” environmental waste management companies.

The newly named North West Recycling says its 30-acre headquarters facility now delivers “fully integrated waste processing capability on site, including collection, disposal [and] recycling,” and it has a renewable fuel plant currently under construction.

“We are really excited at the prospect of being able to play such a major part in helping Cumbria reduce its carbon footprint,” states Rick Allan, founder and owner of North West Recycling. “When the business moved into waste management in 1995, it was done with the clear vision of dealing with the non-recyclable element of waste in Cumbria.”

Adds Allan, “The decision to rebrand and our partnership with [Middlesbrough, U.K.-based] Waste Knot Energy forms the next chapter in what we are doing to improve innovation in waste management, reduce Cumbria’s landfill burden and protect the local environment. With the £40 million ($56.7 million) inward investment and the job creation locally, we are incredibly proud to be from the local community and to be Cumbrians handling the region’s waste.”

The expanded plant could help make a “substantial contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” says John Stevenson, a member of Parliament representing Carlisle. He adds, “This is fantastic news to see such a substantial investment potentially coming to Carlisle and Cumbria.”

The former Brampton Skip Hire brand will be slowly phased out, says the company, as it introduces the new North West Recycling name throughout 2021.

The expansion plans, including the new solid recovered fuel (SRF) production facility, will add an estimated 60 jobs, joining the firm’s current employee count of about 100.