Trade and Retail

If you run a retail business, we’re your one-stop shop for waste and recycling.


At SWR, we recognise the unique requirements of the retail sector and can help you make a step-change in the environmental performance of your business – reducing your costs as a result.


Indeed, we have a proven record of doing just that for some of the UK’s biggest trade and retail businesses:


  • Garden centres like Dobbies and Klondyke
  • Household-name high-street retailers including Edinburgh Woollen Mill
  • Trade merchants like Covers Timber & Building Merchants
  • Decorating suppliers including Brewer’s & Sons Ltd


Often, companies like these rely on several contractors across multiple sites – but SWR can take care of all your waste across all sites.


To find out more about our waste and recycling services for retail businesses, give us a call on 0800 432 0550 or contact us online.


How we work


At SWR, retail waste management goes far beyond simply taking your rubbish away. We engage with your business at a higher level to drive change – providing the reporting and management information you need to benchmark performance improvement.


It all starts with an effective waste management plan. We’ll evaluate the types and quantities of waste you produce at each location, together with individual site considerations such as space and operating environment, and design a plan entirely tailored to your business.


We’ll also look at new ways to maximise recycling and minimise costs. Previously, we have assisted clients in setting up WEEE take-back schemes for retailers who sell electronic items.


If you have sufficiently high volumes of recyclable materials (such as baled card and plastics), we’ll be able to provide welcome revenue for your business.


SWR also works in association with the HTA (Horticultural Trade Association) to deliver tailored waste solutions to garden centres, plant nurseries and horticultural suppliers.


Trade and Retail Testimonials


“SWR have provided us with a waste-management solution that has greatly improved our recycling and has also reduced our costs.We get on with doing what we are good at and leave SWR to do what they are good at. I am very happy with the service.”


 – David Yardley, Group Operations Director, Klondyke Group Ltd


“SWR have impressed from the start. Having been involved in a number of previous changeovers/rollouts with other waste companies it always seems to be the most difficult and stressful part of the process for all concerned. However, it is true to say that through very thorough preparation, which included a presentation to our directors and senior managers, and direct contact with all of our branch managers, SWR conducted an almost seamless changeover. This level of commitment has continued throughout, and any problems, of which there are very few, are resolved in a calm and professional manner.”


 – Roger Cochrane, Brewers and Sons Ltd