About Us

We’ve been in business since 1926 and have the fifth generation of the Brown family in the company. We continue to be ambitious to grow our business, investing in our fleet, our facilities, the latest technology, and our people to provide the best possible total waste management service to our customers.

Over the intervening years we’ve become specialists in total waste management and recycling solutions. Today we provide businesses of every type and size with a reliable, cost-effective and efficient waste management service that is safe, compliant and sustainable.

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Our service

Our focus on customer service excellence runs across the business, from our in-house support team to our dedicated drivers and waste operatives.

By providing the best possible service and expert advice, we’ve built long term trusted relationships and partnerships with our customers. We’re proud to have been working with many businesses for more than 20 years.


We invest in our facilities, our fleet and our people. In 2023 alone we updated our fleet with £1.1 million of new vehicles with an additional £1.3 million investment in vehicles due in April 2024, making our 45 vehicles Euro 6 compliant. We also upgraded our systems and replaced machinery with electric powered versions at a cost of over £2.8 million to help reduce our carbon footprint. And we invested over 1,700 hours in training, covering over 70% of our team, bringing new knowledge and skills into the business and providing career development opportunities too.

70+ Years in waste management
2,800+ Customers
120+ Employees
50 Trucks in fleet
99% On time service delivery
120,000+ Tonnes of waste handled
Source: Brown Recycling 2023.

Our History

From humble beginnings in the bulk coal and clay delivery trade almost 100 years ago, to our highly regarded total waste management business of today, we are proud of our family heritage and the consistent values of quality, safety, compliance and service that have continued through every generation.

You can find out more about our company history in our timeline.

Brown Recycling Today

As an independent and family-owned business we’re proud of our heritage and the continuing success of Brown Recycling.

Our success is dependent on that of our customers. We work hard to provide the best possible waste management solution for every customer, delivering a hassle-free service and positive customer experience with every collection.

We continue to be ambitious to grow Brown Recycling, supporting even more businesses across Staffordshire, Cheshire and beyond with our first-class waste management and recycling service.

  • Family owned with fourth and fifth generation co-managing the business
  • Safety, compliance, service and sustainability central to everything we do
  • Long standing customer base across all sectors
  • Continuous investment in the business – fleet, facilities, technology, people
  • Developing innovative circular economy partnerships with other local businesses for repurposing waste materials
  • Strong commitment to the community and to our people

Our Community

Our business is firmly bedded in our local community. Every year we support a wide range of community groups, sports teams and charity initiatives with promotion, sponsorship and our time. We have a long-standing relationship with Dougie Mac, the Staffordshire based hospice, providing vehicles, people and recycling for their annual Christmas Tree Collection. Rod and Mitch Brown have also participated in their series of sponsored endurance events which have helped raise over £400,000 for the hospice over recent years.

Some of the causes we support
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Leek Rugby Club 100
Port Vale FC logo
Royal British Legion logo
Stoke City Community Trust
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Accreditations, Certifications & Associations

For more information about our licenses and certifications, click the links below to download the certificates.

Becoming a Supplier or Partner

If you would like to be considered as a potential supplier or waste processing partner, please contact us at [email protected] with a brief outline of your service, equipment or innovation together with your contact details and we will be in touch. Thank you for your interest in our business.


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