About Us

About Us

At DS Smith we provide integrated recycling and waste management services, ranging from simple recycling collections through to full recycling and waste management solutions.

Using what we call ‘The Power of Less’, we’re experts in helping you get the best value from your recycling and implement services which provide less cost, less waste and less complexity.

Waste Management and Recycling

We are Europe’s largest cardboard and paper recyclers, and a leading full recycling and waste management provider. Unlike other providers we don't invest in landfill as our aim is to turn 100% of the resources you send us into something useful once more. In fact, we’ve been diverting waste away from landfill and driving forward quality recycling for more than 40 years, allowing businesses to focus on what they do best.

We have operations in 12 countries around Europe and collect 5.4 million tonnes of fibre every year across the continent.

We're proud to serve some of Europe’s best known organisations such as Aldi, Tesco, Primark, Auchan and IKEA as well as thousands of smaller scale companies across multiple sectors. Take a look at our case studies to discover how our solutions are benefiting our customers, large and small.

Waste Recycling Services

We have 9 paper recycling facilities, making us ideally placed to service your business anywhere in the UK and offer a wide range of recycling and recovery processes including:

The DS Smith Group

More than just a recycling company, we are also part of the DS Smith Plc group which is a leading manufacturer of customer-specific packaging and speciality paper in Europe and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. Today it employs around 26,000 people in 36 countries worldwide with a revenue of £4,066m.

This link to our manufacturing divisions makes us different to other companies in the recycling sector, as the materials which we collect for our paper and packaging operations are recycled and turned into new products, creating a real closed-loop solution for our customers.