Summer Charity Ball raises £27,000 for Shooting Star Chase

To celebrate our landmark 10 year anniversary, we held a black tie Charity Ball at the prestigious Tower of London in which £27,000 was raised our chosen charity; Shooting Star Chase children’s hospice. The donations will help care for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families.

The party, held at the iconic Tower of London on the evening of July 1st, was attended by 400 of our customers, suppliers and employees, and was sponsored by Scania, Vehicle Weighing Solutions, Weber, Dennis Eagle, Waste Logics, Refuse Vehicle Solutions and Innovative Safety Systems.

From very humble beginnings a decade ago, we have grown from a 2 truck start up into a company with an annual turnover close to £30 million, a fleet of over 50 vehicles and now more than 100 employees. The evening celebrated this success and took the opportunity to thank all of those involved. We will also be displaying special livery on 2 of our new trucks in further support of Shooting Star Chase.

Speaking at the Ball, James Capel, Simply Waste’s Managing Director, commented:

“Simply Waste couldn’t have possibly achieved the success it has without the support of our people, suppliers and customers. This party not only celebrates our success so far but, in so doing, has allowed us to raise money for Shooting Star Chase which offers much needed care and support for very sick children and their families”.

Sylvia La Porte, Corporate Relationships Manager Shooting Star Chase, said:

“Shooting Star Chase is delighted to have been selected as charity partner by Simply Waste Solutions. The 10th anniversary celebration at the Tower of London was a wonderful event to launch the partnership and gave us the opportunity to raise awareness of the vital services we provide”.

For more information on Shooting Star Chase please visit:

Click here to view the film of our Summer Ball.

Simply Cups launches a range of new consumer products derived from recycled cups

Simply Cups, the UK’s ONLY active cup recycling scheme, has launched a number of exciting new initiatives at its third Annual Meeting that includes an extended collection service, a host of new members and, most importantly, a range of functional products created from the post-consumer materials that the scheme is recovering.

Key to the development of Simply Cups’ range of new products is the creation of a new durable polymer that has been produced using both the paper and plastic content of paper cups. Trials have shown that the composite is much stronger than conventional plastics and can be readily moulded into products at high speeds.

A partnership has been struck between Simply Cups and the creators of the polymer, specialist recycler Nextek and product designer and manufacturer AShortWalk, which will result in the launch of a wide range of new consumer products made from this breakthrough material and sold on the Simply Cups website. Items will include coasters, key rings, signage and wall clocks together with a host of other products made from recycled paper and plastics, such as stationery, office supplies and even clothing.

Speaking at the event, Simply Cups director, Peter Goodwin, explained:

“Since launching the scheme we have continually sought new applications for used cups and our partnership with Nextek and AShortWalk enables us to produce functional Simply Cups branded products from the materials we collect”.

“Furthermore, this will enhance the credibility and value of the scheme to our Members who will now see a tangible return from their assistance in placing their used cups in the appropriate cup recycling bin. Most importantly, however, we aim to capitalise on the demand for locally manufactured products using locally, derived post-consumer material”.

“Whilst we are delighted with the significant progress we have made to date, this will be a game changer for us as it will create the required pull for recycled products from the marketplace that will fund the further the expansion of the scheme”.

According to Dan Dicker, MD of AShortWalk who specialise in the design and manufacture of products made from recycled materials:

“It’s easy to forget that nothing is truly recycled until it’s been physically reused. A solution like this that opens up wider product possibilities will create a far bigger demand for the recycled cups and close an economic as well as a recycling loop”


The event, held at the Museum of London, was attended by over one hundred representatives from the UK’s leading hospitality and food service companies, including manufacturers, suppliers and well-known brands.

Simply Cups has also announced a new, extended cup recycling service which means that, along with paper cups, the scheme will now be collecting and recycling Polypropylene (PP), High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) and PET Cups. To reflect this change, a number of new cup manufacturers have now also joined the scheme and include Coveris (deleted The Paper Cup Company), Nupik Flo and RPC Tedeco-Gizeh.
For more information on the Simply Cups scheme please visit:

Waste management is constantly evolving – and so is our fleet!

For many of our larger customers, increasing recycling rates is one of their key sustainability goals. Whilst they will always produce some form of residual waste, we work closely with our clients to identify practical ways to recycle as much of the material they throw away as possible, which not only improves their CSR credentials but also helps them reduce operational costs.

At Simply Waste, this means we not only make available a wide range of bags, bins and containers for an ever growing range of waste streams, but we also constantly invest in our fleet of vehicles to collect these in the most efficient way possible.

We now have a fleet of 45 vehicles that include vans, top loaders, rear loaders, recycling trucks, food waste trucks, roll-on / roll-offs and skip / compactor trucks. Whatever the type of waste you produce; we can find a receptacle for it, collect it and then send it on for reprocessing. None of our waste goes to landfill and so you can trust us to manage your waste in the most environmentally responsible way possible.


Its official! We’re the UK’s FASTEST growing waste collection company

Every year the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM), together with Catalyst Corporate Finance, analyse and and identify the 50 fastest growing businesses in waste and resource management. The Fast 50 has now become one of the most talked about awards in the industry and so we’re, we’re proud to reveal that Simply Waste Solutions is the now the UK’s fastest growing waste collector.

Now ranked at number four in the Fast 50, up a further four places from last year, we have registered year on year growth of over 35%, far outstripping any other waste collection company.

This is a great achievement so thank you to all our customers, suppliers and staff for helping us reach this milestone.

For more information on the Fast 50 please visit here.