• Total Recycling Services is a North East Business Award winner

    Darlington-based waste management company, Total Recycling Services has beat off stiff competition to claim the title of Best Services Provider in the Teesside Heat of the North East Business Awards, held at Teesside University’s Olympia Building.  

    Total Recycling Services, which operates from two sites in Darlington’s Yarm Road Business Park, will now go on to compete with winners from the Northumberland & Tyneside and Durham, Sunderland & South Tyneside heats …

  • £500k Investment for Total Recycling Services

    WASTE MANAGEMENT company Total Recycling Services has invested over £500k into bespoke vehicles and equipment to meet the service demand expected throughout 2018.

    Since 2009 the company has invested over £5.5m into its site equipment, which services large-scale manufacturers across the UK.

    The most recent investment was in response to the rapid growth of the company’s industrial cleaning services division which was introduced in early 2017 and has seen the area of the …

  • New manufacturing facility paints a sustainable future

    Darlington based waste management firm, Total Recycling Services has helped a leading global paints and chemicals manufacturer to advance its sustainability and ensure its compliance to environmental standards.


    AkzoNobel, famous for well-known brands such as Dulux, Polycell and Hammerite has recently opened its most sustainable manufacturing facility in Ashington which is capable of producing 200 million litres of paints annually.


    Initially, Total serviced multiple sites …

  • Total Recycling Services makes further progress towards its 2020 Vision

    Waste management firm Total Recycling Services, has celebrated a turnover of £15m, with hopes to increase its employees in the next six months.

    Currently collecting over 100,000 tonnes of recyclable waste annually, Total Recycling Services is striving to double turnover to £30m as part of its 2020 vision.

    The plan includes the further acquisition of a site, allowing the company to expand on its already successful areas of the business, which includes commercial …

  • A tribute to our special colleague Peter Breeze

    It is with great regret that we are writing with the sad news of the passing of our special colleague Peter William Breeze.

    Peter truly was one of the kindest most caring and most humble human beings you could ever wish to meet. Peters commitment, hard work and dedication to his job made him unique, Peter really was the perfect employee.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Peters family at this very sad time. We have included some tributes below from some of our staff members who had the …

  • Growth of manufacturing industry in Teesside delivers success for Total Recycling Services

    TOTAL RECYCLING SERVICES is celebrating further success with significant growth and creation of jobs in its newly established industrial cleaning services division.

    Alex Foreman, managing director said: “Total Recycling Services started as a waste company but we had so many requests from businesses to help them with their industrial cleaning, that we added the new division and created 3 new jobs.

    Our region has always had a strong petrochemical heritage but we're now seeing a rise in …

  • Total gears up for a busy summer

    Total Recycling Services is planning for a busy summer, celebrating its recent successful quality audit and working towards its £30m turnover target.

    The company has set itself an ambitious target of £30m within the next five years, part of which is putting in place and maintaining key quality management systems throughout the business.

    Total Recycling Services was recently commended during its audit for ISO 9001 in quality management systems, 14001 in environmental …

  • What’s really changed for waste management companies since the Brexit vote?

    Opinion: Alex Foreman, Managing Director of Total Recycling Services, comments on the change in the recycling industry since the Brexit vote and looks to what it could potentially mean for his business and clients in the future.

    The initial vote was a bit of a shock for everyone in the business, we weren’t expecting the result to leave and in the beginning my initial worry was that the business would suffer because of the decision.

    Customer Security

    At Total Recycling we look after a …

  • Total Recycling hits the media spotlight

    TOTAL RECYCLING SERVICES is preparing to take centre stage in next week’s Northern Echo business interview.

    Our Managing Director Alex Foreman will be the subject of the big Meet the Boss article after being interviewed by Business Editor Steven Hugill about the growth of the business and our wealth of experience in the commercial, hazardous and industrial waste sectors.

    The article is due to go to press on March 6 and has been facilitated by Total Recycling’s media partner …

  • EIC calls for new 2025 recycling targets post Brexit

    The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) have recently called for a national debate to set realistic recycling targets for 2025 to provide a framework for the resources sector post Brexit.

    The call for new recycling targets is detailed in a briefing paper published by the EIC on the implications of brexit for waste regulations entitled “Brexit: Implications for Waste and Resources Legislation." The paper was produced by the EIC with support from law firm B P Collins LLP who pay …