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Ellgia win national award for Independent Operator of the Year at the MRW National Recycling Awards

Ellgia celebrated award success at the MRW National Recycling Awards on Thursday 28 June, held at The Hilton on Park Lane.


Ellgia was awarded Independent Operator of the Year and were up against a tough category with eleven other nominations. The award recognises exceptional customer service, market innovation, growth and high performance. Ellgia was able to demonstrate improvement of resource management and show practical awareness of its role in driving resource management up the waste hierarchy.

The judges said, “Our winner shows innovative ideas, a great holistic approach, good focus on maximising resource value, and gain very positive customer feedback.”

Jack Lavington, Operations Director said,


We have enjoyed remarkable growth at Ellgia since our establishment in 2012. That growth has bought opportunities to develop our business and allowed us to evolve our processing capabilities, infrastructure and the services we provide to our customers. This also bring its own challenges and throughout we have maintained commitment to our core values by providing differentiated customer service excellence. The independent operator of the year award is a wonderful achievement and recognises that we have continued to drive value, invest in our business, develop new ideas and above all keep, customers at the front of all our decisions. I am proud to be part of this team and look forward to what we can achieve in the future.

The MRW National Recycling Awards 2018 brings together over 500 recycling and waste management professionals to recognise and celebrate best practice and innovation in recycling and waste management.



Having started as a recycling specialist company, Ellgia is committed to driving waste up the waste hierarchy through collection, sorting materials and processing to ensure that as much waste possible is either recycled, reused or converted to energy recovery. Ellgia are committed to working with its customers to improve recycling prior to collection but have also invested in post collection sorting and processing equipment to extract maximum value from all waste streams once they have been collected.

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