North Devon Hospice Donation

Our Bideford team have been collecting a jar of change and we're pleased to say we have now counted it and are donating £55.50 to North Devon Hospice. A big thank you to the Bideford team for such a great effort.

One Stop Waste Management

Environmentally friendly waste management is on most company’s agenda, with re-use, repair and recycling no longer an option, but often a necessity.

Managing different waste streams effectively is something that many companies require assistance with.

£50 Amnesty Winner

The Mole Valley Farmer customer delivering the largest load in the Christmas silage and plastic amnesty recieved a £50 MVF voucher and commented "The SWM amnesty is a great idea. I’m a local farmer, it offers a different and easy option to recycle our wrap safely.

Turn Scrap Metal into Christmas Money
Protecting our environment

SWM are keen to use their experience and expertise to support the local community, to help protect our environment and ensure that we all comply with waste management legislation. New and more stringent waste management enforcement might be seen by some as a burden but it cannot be ignored.

Dave Farrant Employee of the Month November 2017

Congratulations go to Dave Farrant on becoming SWM November Employee of the Month. Dave works at our Roundwell site having previously worked at Bideford and the Transfer Station.

SWM South Molton raise £352.42
Farmer Christmas has come early

Mole Valley Plus customers can take advantage of a silage wrap amnesty bewteen 13 Novemebr and 15 December 2017 at SWMs South Molton Transfer Station, Pathfileds Business Park EX36 3EH Tel 01769 572184. Clean and sorted silage wrap will be taken free of charge*

Farm Scrap Means Money

Farm scrap means money with best prices paid for copper, brass, alluminium, lead, stainless steel, precious metals, nickel bearing alloys , iron, steel, end of life vehicles and copper/household cable.

MVF Silage wrap amnesty
Amanda Smith

SWM's Amanda Smith (pictured) and Jessica Mogford were on hand, on market day, at Mole Valley Farmers South Molton to spread the word about our silage wrap amnesty.

SWM Support for CLIC Sargent

Money raised during SWM's Summer BBQ was presented by Julie Brown to Helen Glass of CLIC Sargent, at CLICs quiz night held at Bratton Fleming Village Hall.

Charitable support

SWM staff raised £260 at the Summer BBQ, with raffles and an auction and nominated charities which each received an equal share:

Coastbuster Challenge Donation

SWM have raised £75 for the Coastbusters Challenge supporting Scotty’s Little Soldiers and ChemoHero.  Pictured: Ben Mogford - SWM, Peter Westaway of the Coast busters Challenge Team Roxanne Murdoch - SWM

SWM drive sustainable growth

Leading independent South West waste and recycling company SWM are continuing to expand and are eager to limit their impact on the environment as well as the impact of the waste that they handle.

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 Sponsors North Devon Journal Community Awards

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.

Graduation Day
Julie Brown

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.

Petroc Partnership

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
Expanding the SWM Fleet

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
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
MFR Picking Station

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
Bideford Vehicle 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!

Expanding Fleet
New fleet

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 and Gracie-Mae

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.

ReWork Initiaitve

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