Pearce Group is an independent recycling and manufacturing business operating across four service divisions; Paper Planet, Compaction Systems, Recycling and ECObed. Each division responds to our specific customer needs, led by our highly qualified and knowledgeable industry experts.

As an independent recycling waste management provider we can quickly adapt and evolve the services and products we offer as we’re not confined by traditional corporate practices. If you need a specific service, multiple service locations or equipment that is tailored to you, we can provide it.

Our ability to go the extra mile is what sets us apart from our competitors.

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Our entire business has thrived for decades because of our ability to identify future needs and address customer challenges quickly and efficiently. We have evolved to give customers a seamless service across multiple divisions, delivering what they need, when they need it.


Changing perceptions in recycling

As demand increases for businesses to become compliant and sustainable, we use our expertise to change perceptions about recycling, constantly improving our customers ability to become environmentally accountable and compliant.


Exceeding industry standards

We are focused on delivering the best service and products to the highest standards. From having our own fleet of vehicles, our personal service to provide fully compliant audit trails and ISO accreditations, we are constantly striving to be the best.



We design and manufacture our own compactors and balers from our UK hub in Dorset. Our equipment is used throughout the UK, and with all of our production and supply chain based here, you never have to wait for a spare part or fitting. This ensures you keep your operation running at maximum capacity with minimal downtime.

Recycling for the future

New technologies in the Recycling & Waste Industry are enabling improved sorting of materials. Better separation means improved recycling percentages and reduced landfill. Improvements in processing of recyclables are increasing environmental sustainability. At Pearce we are continually updating equipment to maximise our recycle stream quality and usability for the onward material mills and processors. Regular management of transport routes and collections enables us to maximise vehicle payloads at reduced carbon footprint.

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Please see Customer Resources

Recycling specialists since 1869

It was in 1874 that Pearce Recycling was born, with a focus then on the recycling of old scrap metal. Over the years we have adapted and grown the business from one site in St Albans to three dedicated recycling sites serving the Home Counties and our Compaction Division manufacturing recycling and waste equipment, (solutions and servicing Nationwide), based in Verwood, Dorset. The business is still owned and managed by the Pearce family and their vision to deliver the best, most effective total recycling management services remains to the current day.


Why choose Pearce for your partner

Dedicated to Customer Service, where the Customer comes first.
A desire to over exceed expectations and to work in partnership with our Customers.

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Brand Credibility

Ability, willingness and trust that we will continuously deliver what has been promised.

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To endeavour to meet and beat expectations. Where practical to deliver the next day or typically within 48hours.

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UK Base

Strategically based at 4 locations in the Home Counties, HQ in St Albans, able to serve the needs of clients in Herts, Beds, Bucks, London and beyond.


UK Manufacturer

Our manufacturing division continues to expand its skills and product portfolio for waste and recycling equipment & machinery, deliverable and serviceable Nationwide.

Making Recycling Easier

Services at a glance

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Our specialist office recycling service incorporates confidential waste, paper media, mixed recycling, plastic cups and cans. Paper Planet helps make office recycling easy, cost effective and helps to improve your environmental credentials, whatever the size or nature of your business. Our ‘shred all’ service offer insures you are fully GDPR compliant.

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Our compaction division designs, manufacturers and supplies compactors and balers to businesses throughout the UK. Whether you’re a small, planet conscious business or a large multisite organisation, we can help you to create a safe, risk-free working space and improve your recycling credentials. Saving time and money.

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Our Business and public sector recycling business provides bulk waste collections incorporating paper, mixed recycling, cans, plastic and wood. We make recycling easy, cost effective and ensure you meet your environmental responsibilities, whatever the size of your business.

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We produce our own safe, hygienic and effective animal bedding from the paper we manage and recycle. This natural dust-free product is perfect for equestrian, game, poultry and domestic pets.

Pearce Secure Document Shredding

A service with DBS checked drivers and a guaranteed collection, management and destruction by Pearce Recycling only, provides customers with total peace of mind and a transparent and accountable audit trail. From low level confidential waste, to highly sensitive data requiring locked cabinets on-site, our service can be taken individually or as part of our wider Paper Planet service.

Quality, Reliability & Value

ISO 9001 & ISO 14001
Warranties including parts & labour
Equipment life up to 20 years
On time deliver & collections
Meeting Customer expectations
High Customer Satisfaction
Affordable Prices