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National Resource Consortium team members pose on stage with their NRA trophy

Success for NRC at the MRW National Recycling Awards 2018


The National Resource Consortium (NRC) enjoyed a tremendous night of success at the 2018 MRW National Recycling Awards as NRC took home the award for Recycling Excellence – Retail/Public Services and NRC member, Ellgia Recycling, was named Best Independent Operator of the Year. Awards for 20 hotly contested categories were announced at a glittering ceremony at the London Hilton on 28 June attended by professionals from across the waste and recycling sector.

NRC’s Recycling Excellence accolade was awarded for the consortium’s outstanding work with The Original Factory Shop (Tofs). Through a collaborative process, NRC’s experts implemented new zero to landfill systems across Tofs’ 219 stores, two distribution hubs and the company’s head office which quickly cut waste and recycling costs by 40%. The extensive savings were achieved thanks to NRC establishing a thorough understanding of the client’s needs, enabling the team to introduce efficiencies across cardboard, metal, poly, site equipment, and sorting processes.

Commenting on the National Recycling Awards, NRC Director, Paul Jackson, said: “We’re thrilled to be recognised for our work with Tofs which is just one of many cases where our thorough consultative process and honest approach to client communication has enabled us to deliver great improvements and savings. Although our operator network is made up of our industry’s leading independent firms, NRC itself is a fairly young company and this award is a fantastic endorsement of our collaborative approach to developing made-to-measure waste services.

“Congratulations also to our member, Ellgia, which exemplifies the customer-centric spirit of everything we stand for at NRC. To be recognised at the National Recycling Awards is a great privilege and we’re already looking ahead to next year’s awards.”

Ellgia is an independent, family-run waste and recycling operator with sites in Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. Fully committed to developing tailored client solutions, the team at Ellgia is passionate about offering outstanding customer care, great communication, access to the latest technology, and simple and transparent contract management. Ellgia’s achievement of the Best Independent Operator award is a testament to the capabilities and quality that independent waste operators can deliver.

The NRC was founded by 12 independent waste processing firms with a desire to offer organisations a new approach to national waste and recycling management. Through NRC, the UK’s leading independent waste operators join forces to offer the flexibility, responsiveness and bespoke service of local providers, underpinned by corporate-quality capacity and outstanding contract management. With a strong focus on environmentally responsible waste disposal, NRC diverts 93% of all customer waste from landfill with many clients achieving 100% diversion from landfill.

For more information about NRC’s services and expertise, contact NRC on or 0845 299 6292.