About Us

Total Recycling Services (TRS) are one of the UK’s leading waste management providers who employ over 90 skilled employees in Darlington. Our mission is to promote and encourage a zero to landfill approach to waste management.

Consistent with our corporate strapline “Waste Management Innovation” is our ability to utilise new systems and technologies to deliver efficient solutions that divert waste from landfill via innovative methods of recycling and waste recovery. Our mission, vision and values are shared throughout our organisation & investment in our people is an integral part of our vision.


To promote and encourage a zero to landfill approach to waste management through the utilisation of new systems, technologies and investment in our people.


To provide innovative solutions that facilitate a reduction in waste to landfill. Through investment in technology and people we inspire society to act upon an increasing need for environmental preservation.


The values that are important to TRS in achieving its mission are Innovation, Inspiration, Efficiency and Competence.

What makes us different from our competitors

Unlike many other waste management companies who tend to specialise in either hazardous or non hazardous wastes we have considerable experience in both having brought together directors, managers and key personnel from both industries. We therefore have an in depth understanding of the waste management industry as a whole. By combining this experience with expert knowledge of environmental best practice, we are able to provide a professional approach to waste management and recycling services. We assist our customers in applying the correct waste hierarchy of waste prevention, minimisation, reuse and recycling.

As a service organisation we place particular emphasis upon customer requirements, producing cost-effective custom solutions based upon compliance and results. We strive to deliver more innovative cost effective solutions using our experience in service development by improving working processes and developing open relationships with our customers.