WSR recycling traces its roots back to Fred Prescott, who started in the transport industry in 1934. His son Harold Prescott and grandson Nick Prescott founded the business Widnes Skip & Reclaim in 1990. The business is now managed from its recycling centre in Widnes solely by the third generation of the family, Nick Prescott. From humble beginnings we have grown into a significant player within our industry today, offering a range of skip hire solutions and recycling services, and employing over 40 people locally.
The environment is changing and at WSR recycling we aim to always be at the forefront of customer needs and legislation with our recycling services and processes. We will continue to improve our waste services and expand into new market places: as well as our dirty line, we will shortly be adding aclean line to further refine our recyclables (in particular paper, cardboard and plastics). Our present operation is able to handle an annual total of 112,000 tons of waste.
The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), is the professional body that represents over 6,000 waste management professionals, predominantly in the UK but also overseas. The CIWM sets the professional standards for individuals working in the waste management industry and has various grades of membership determined by education, qualification and experience.
The Environment Agency’s stated purpose is to protect or enhance the environment, taken as a whole so as to promote the objective of achieving sustainable development. The vision of the Agency is of a rich, healthy and diverse environment for present and future generations. The Environment Agency regulates waste management activities including the transport, treatment and disposal of wastes. Their main regulatory role in the sustainable management of waste is to protect people and the environment through a system of waste permitting; compliance assessment and monitoring and enforcement.
Association for Organics Recycling is committed to the sustainable management of biodegradable resources. It promotes the benefits of composting and other biological treatment techniques and the use of biologically treated materials for the enhancement of the environment, business and society.