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Total Waste Management

Waste Experts, Huddersfield

About Us

Forward thinking waste specialists

Waste Experts have been operating in the environmental services sector for over 22 years. As a wholly owned subsidiary of the UK’s leading electrical wholesaler, City Electrical Factors (CEF), we have a big company reach with small company feel. 

We have an unrivalled nationwide offering with exceptional customer service and environmental compliance at the heart of our business. We guarantee efficient waste management services from the provision of receptacles for safe storage of waste right through to transportation, treatment and recycling.

Waste Experts has an ambitious strategy for growth, focused on strengthening our contribution to the circular economy, tackling climate change and supporting our wider communities. 

Our Environmental Pledge

Waste Experts strive to be at the forefront of the waste management industry. We constantly review our own processes and procedures to ensure all of our business activities are carried out in a responsible and considerate manner; protecting the environment from harm or degradation.

Building a Circular Economy

We are contributing towards a sustainable future built around a circular economy. This will be achieved through educating our customers and the wider society to use materials responsibly, to reuse as many products as possible and to divert general waste away from landfill into recycling and recovery.

Tackling Climate Change

Our services deliver carbon reductions for customers through correct application of the waste hierarchy. We prioritise waste prevention through surplus redistribution, closed-loop recycling and energy recovery.

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We can help

Every business that generates waste

All businesses have a legal Duty of Care to ensure their waste is stored, transported and disposed of in a compliant manner.  

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Complimentary waste audits

From our initial waste survey, to a full waste audit, our experts will actively identify areas for improvement to ensure we are consistently providing you with the most cost effective and environmentally compliant solution. 

Operational Efficiencies

We help our customers achieve operational excellence through our comprehensive waste management programmes.

Environmental Benefits

We make considerable efforts to minimise our customers waste output, increase recycling rates and lessen their impact upon the environment.

Financial Savings

Aside from the obvious environmental benefits, our process helps clients make significant cost reductions on their waste management activities.

innovative practices

At Waste Experts, we believe that the best innovations result in operational, environmental and financial efficiencies. 

Holistic approach to Waste Handling

Environmental Concern makes Economic Sense

We think that environmental awareness should be an inherent element of doing business, and that environmental sustainability must be backed by economic success.

Innovation

We are always looking for ways to improve our internal processes from recycling to logistics, we invest in the latest technology to keep us at the forefront of innovation.

Efficiency

Work smarter not harder is a key principle at Waste Experts, we pass this ethos onto our clients helping them to mange their environmental responsibilities more effectively.

sustainability

In todays society, we must do more with less material and consume responsibly. A sustainable circular economy represents a new economic model which we are working towards.

Transparency

Full transparency and traceability of your businesses waste management activities is easily achieved through our industry leading customer portal. Simply login to view your statistics.

The History Of Waste Experts

Company timeline

Explore our rich history and achievements by taking a closer look at our company timeline. Since our establishment in 2000, our company has made significant strides in the field of environmental services and waste management. From our early beginnings as Lampcare, to the investment from CEF, the creation of the Electrical Waste Recycling Group, and ultimately, the rebranding to Waste Experts, our timeline showcases the growth and evolution of our company over the years. Whether you’re interested in learning about our milestones, industry recognition, or product and service offerings, our company timeline provides a comprehensive overview of all that we’ve accomplished since our founding. Get to know us better by discovering our past and present achievements.

2000
Where it all began
Start of the company
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Our first division, Lampcare UK was formed in Scotland in the year 2000 with the goal of providing sustainable light recycling to the industry. The company made it their mission to recycle lamps, reducing the amount of waste in the environment and promoting a greener future. Over the years, Lampcare UK became a leading provider lamp recycling, offering a wide range of services that were both functional and environmentally friendly. With their commitment to quality and sustainability, Lampcare UK was dedicated to making a positive impact on the world and providing customers with recycling solutions that meet their needs while also being kind to the planet.

2004
New Investment
CEF Becomes a shareholder
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In 2004, City Electrical Factors (CEF) became a major shareholder in Lampcare UK, enabling Lampcare UK to expand its services and strengthen its market position. CEF, established in 1951, is one of the largest distributors of electrical products in the UK and offers a comprehensive range of electrical equipment and accessories to contractors and installers. The partnership between CEF and Lampcare UK allowed both companies to diversify their product offerings and tap into the growing demand for light recycling solutions. The joint venture brought together the expertise and resources of two leading companies in the electrical industry, providing customers with access to a wide range of high-quality products and services.

2013
Moving forward...
Unique Processes

By 2013, the company had rebranded to Electrical Waste Recycling Group and made history by becoming the first and only company in the UK with the necessary equipment, knowledge, and government approval to mechanically process Flat Panel Displays (FPDs). This achievement reflected EWRG's commitment to providing safe, responsible, and sustainable solutions for the disposal and recycling of electronic waste, including FPDs.

EWRG's state-of-the-art facilities and highly trained personnel allowed the company to offer its customers a comprehensive FPD processing service that met the highest environmental and health and safety standards. The company's unique ability to process FPDs, along with other forms of electronic waste, such as lamps, mercury, copper cable, and batteries, solidified its position as a leading provider of electrical waste recycling services.

2021
Further Growth
Acquisition of Lumicon

In a strategic move to expand its operations and better serve the lighting sector, EWRG acquired Lumicom, a WEEE producer compliance scheme. Lumicom was well-respected in the industry for its expertise and commitment to sustainability, making it a natural fit for EWRG. With this acquisition, EWRG strengthened its position as a leading provider of WEEE recycling and compliance services, offering a comprehensive solution to producers in the lighting sector. The acquisition of Lumicom allowed EWRG to expand its reach and offer its clients an even wider range of services, further solidifying its position as a trusted partner in the world of electrical waste recycling.

2022
Rebrand
Waste Experts

Formerly known as EWRG, Waste Experts underwent a rebranding process to better represent its diverse range of environmental solutions and total waste management services. The rebranding marked a significant shift in the company's focus, as it aimed to expand its reach and provide comprehensive waste management solutions to its customers. The new name reflected the company's expertise in all aspects of waste management, from collection and processing to disposal and recycling, and its commitment to sustainability. With advanced facilities, skilled personnel, and a dedication to high standards, Waste Experts offered innovative and reliable waste management services to meet the evolving needs of businesses and producers.