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Bristol Recycling Centre

Our Bristol Recycling Centre, where we have been based since our beginnings in 2001, is conveniently located in St Philip’s Marsh just a stone’s throw from Bristol city centre.

The site is open to all commercial vehicles from small vans to large commercial collection lorries who can come in and tip alongside McCarthy Marland’s own fleet of collection vehicles. This facility has the capacity to handle around 80,000 tonnes of waste per year including mixed municipal waste, construction & demolition waste and industrial & commercial waste.

Third party customers can operate on a pay-as-you-go service on the day that you come to the site. Alternatively, you are welcome to apply for a credit account if you wish to tip more frequently.

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What kinds of waste do we recycle?

At our Bristol Recycling Centre, we aim to recover as much recyclable content as possible. This averages around 90% of all waste that we receive into the facility.  The remainder goes to Energy from Waste with only a very small percentage of pre treated residual ending up in landfill.

The types of waste that we recover for recycling include:

  • wood
  • cardboard
  • rubble
  • soil
  • plasterboard
  • green waste
  • metals
  • plastics
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What processes do we use?

At our Bristol facility, we use a mixture of mechanical and manual sorting processes.

Our main building houses state of the art recycling technology, which ensures that we can refine and recover the maximum amount of recyclable material from the waste that is brought into our facility.

We continue to invest in improvements to our site as new technologies become available. Local environmental considerations and the safety of all on-site personnel are of paramount importance and to this end, we have extended the main site building and put systems in place to control dust, noise and odour from impacting the local area.

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Service coverage

With depots in Albert Quay, Central Bristol and Somerton, Somerset we operate across Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and the whole of Somerset.

Please get in touch to further discuss the areas we cover on 0345 646 0845 or email


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