The future of waste management

Sherbourne Recycling Ltd is a company that is jointly owned by eight local authorities across the West Midlands that is changing the face of waste management through Sherbourne Resource Park, a newly built, state-of-the-art Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Coventry. The most advanced MRF of its kind in the UK, the plant utilises specialist AI technology to process dry mixed residential kerbside recycling in the most sustainable and efficient way possible.
At Sherbourne Recycling, we take standards seriously and ensure we do things the ‘Sherbourne Way’. We recognise how important both waste management and recycling are in these times of climate crisis, so we want to share our cutting-edge methods and innovative approach with the wider world, including our clients, those in our industry, and our local community, too.

Problem solving

The Sherbourne Recycling collaboration came about to address the many challenges local authorities face with their waste recycling. These include the rapidly rising cost of existing waste treatment contracts, coupled with an ever-changing landscape of waste management legislation from government and an increasingly volatile resale market for recycled materials.

A new approach was needed and by coming together as one unified business – jointly owned by all our partners – Sherbourne Recycling can serve all eight councils and their 1.5 million residents more effectively. This method allows the authorities to take charge of their waste recycling solutions for the long term, while offering a fully flexible design to future-proof their ever changing waste management needs.
Our history and vision for the future
At Sherbourne Recycling, we do things the ‘Sherbourne Way’ as a sustainable, responsible business, and from the outset, our base at Sherbourne Resource Park has reflected this. When building the plant, we made the conscious decision to use as much renewable energy as possible. The whole of Sherbourne Resource Park’s roof is covered with photovoltaic cells, supported by an additional private connection from the neighbouring Energy from Waste (EfW) plant, meaning 100% of the energy we use has been renewable from day one.

We are proud of these efforts, and continuously look for more ways to increase our sustainability and lower our carbon footprint. That is why we have also invested in an electric forklift fleet, and new sustainable technology for the plant vehicles that move materials around our site.

Find out more about who we are and our vision for changing the face of waste management here.