Recycle Challenge Winners
Shirwell Community Primary School joined forces with SWM to help children understand what happens to their recycling.
Two groups of children twenty-six 7-11 year olds and twenty-four 4-7 year olds visited the SWM & Waste Recycling head office in Roundswell, Barnstaple.
Raymond Penfold - fondly remembered and very much missed
Raymond Penfold was a family man who built an enviable business and reputation as a man of great integrity. His word was his bond even if it meant disadvantaging himself.
Significant investment, continuous improvement
2016 has seen Leading South West independent waste recycling company SWM continue investing in its business.
Farm Plastic Amnesty
During December 2016 SWM partnered with Mole Valley Farmers to encourage farmers to recycle their silage wrap, feed bags and other farm plastics.
Investing in Staff personal development
We are proud to announce that Kate Westcott has gained a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) in Transport Management.
SWM has announced it will be sponsoring the Community Fundraiser category in the forthcoming North Devon Journal Awards, in recognition of the important contribution inspiring people of North Devon make.
We are pleased to announce that our HR Manger Julie Brown has recently graduated and gained the CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Management Level 5.
Kelvion Partnership achieves zero waste to landfill
Waste is an issue for every business, but it doesn’t have to be a problem.
SWM Awarded Pluss Employer of the Year 2016
Pluss work with over 500 employers across Plymouth. The Pluss Plymouth ‘Employer of the Year’ is designed to recognise employers achievements based on outcomes, rather than just policy and good intentions.
What a load of rubbish
An experience that had one of the biggest impacts on my life was also one of the filthiest, writes Robert Zarywacz of the North Devon Journal. Nothing prepared me for the visit to a massive landfill site some 20 years ago when I was covering the opening of a landfill gas power generation plant...
Students gain experience from SWM
Students on Petroc’s Foundation degree course in Environment Management recently visited SWM’s state-of-the-art Waste Recycling Transfer Station in South Molton as part of their studies.
SWM welcomed students and staff from Petroc's Sustainable Resource Management course to the South Molton transfer station. Students were able to see how waste is separated, discuss the advantages of a material recycling facility and the responsible management of resources.
Great Personal Achievements
We are proud to announce that our investment in continuous personal development has seen eight of our colleagues gain new qualifications.
Dave Brown (pictured)
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Facilities Services
Investors in People
SWM has joined the Investors in People programme and is working toward Bronze accreditation.
Being awarded Investors in people accreditation is a sign of excellence, a great employer and an outperforming place to work.
£460 Raised for Charity
SWM has raised £460 through a collection tin at our Metals Division in South Molton and are delighted to be able to split the funds to support both CLIC Sargent and Cancer Research.
Kim Tucker receives Best Student award
Kim Tucker won 'Best Student' on the AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2 course and was pictured being given her award by Diane Diamon at Petroc's Department of Leadership and Higher Technical Skills Presentation evening, held at the Barnstaple Hotel on Wednesaday 23rd Marc
SWM supports campaign to highlight talent in disabled workers
MANY businesses in North Devon are unaware of the benefits people who live with disabilities can bring to their companies. That's the message of a new campaign which aims to encourage businesses to recognise the skills of disabled people.
FREE waste and environmental health check
The South West’s leading independent waste management and recycling company SWM are offering a FREE waste and environmental health check to local businesses.
State of the art vehicle technology to reduce carbon and maximise efficiency
Further investment in a state of the art, 460 bhp, 44 tonne drawbar combination Renault equipped lorry has been made in the latest addition to our fleet.
Working in partnership with The North Devon Show
We are very proud to once again not only attend, but also to be the waste services contractor for the North Devon Show in August this year. This year’s show seemed busier than ever and even stayed dry for most of the day!
SWM leading the way to ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL
SWM & Waste Recycling Ltd, are pleased to announce the instillation of the latest recycling technology at their material recovery and waste transfer facility in South Molton.
New state-of-the-art Lefort Conkest 500
SWM are the first company in the UK to take receipt of a new state-of-the-art Lefort Conkest 500.
Employers can benefit from untapped talent
An event in Barnstaple has revealed that North Devon employers are ignoring a pool of hidden talent on their doorstep.
Vehicle & Parts Super Centre
SWM have long had a reputation for paying top prices for MOT failures, scrap cars and scrap metal and can now offer an extensive range of new and used car parts to meet the current economic and environmental needs without costing the earth!
Despite recent difficult trading conditions, we have continued to invest in plant, equipment and infrastructure in order to meet the waste management needs of our customers without compromising the environmental needs of the future.
Local businesses gather to become ‘Disability Confident’
Up to 50 businesses from across North Devon met at Barnstaple Rugby Club last week to find out more about the business benefits and support available when it comes to employing disabled people.
SWM is Top Employer
SWM has won the British Association of Supported Employment (BASE) South West Employer of the Year Award 2013.
BASE is an organisation for supported employment agencies and businesses in the UK, representing nearly 200 agencies that deliver supported employment services.
SWM support Amanda's Para Agility World Cup fundraising
Amanda Smith joined SWM through the Re-Work Initiative and is a valued colleague at our South Molton Transfer Station.
Petroc Student Initiative
SWM & Waste Recycling and Petroc joined forces to help students studying for a BTEC in Architecture, Surveying and the Built Environment to complete a Dragon’s Den style business case.
Four enhance their skills via training
Four employees at SWM have achieved qualifications recognising their team leading and customer service skills.
Kerry Agnew and Nathan Gatting both attained NVQ level 2 Customer Service, while Orry Winchcombe and Ryan Pearcy achieved NVQ Level 2 Team Leading.
The leading independent waste management company in the South West has announced the launch of its SWM RE.WORK INITIATIVE aimed at helping people into the workplace and employment.
Abolition of Cash for Scrap
Aims to remove the rewards and increase risk for metal thieves
With effect from 3rd December 2012
Waste firm puts recycling at the heart of the community
RECYCLING metal is becoming more lucrative as the cost of materials increases and its availability decreases, but often it makes the headlines for the wrong reasons. Family-run SWM has been in this business since 1959 and has been working closely with the police to help tackle metal theft...
CLIC Fund Raising
During the afternoon of Saturday 21st July SWM, the regions leading waste and recycling company held a fund raising company barbecue in aid of CLIC Sargent North Devon.
New Wheelie Bin Service
SWM are committed to a programme of investment to meet the needs of its customers’ and the environment and has extended the scope of its total waste management offer to incorporate a new wheeled bin service.
A Decade of Growth
A decade of growth for recycling business