About us

A socially driven organisation with a commercial head and cooperative heart.

About us

CWR loader collecting bin with smile

Cheshire West Recycling (CWR) is a Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) owned company, established in 2019 as a socially driven organisation with a commercial head and cooperative heart.

With data driving our decisions, we provide customers with waste, recycling, and fleet maintenance services that are safe, responsible, trustworthy, and innovative. Aligning with the core values of our award-winning organisation.

three CWR staff happy briefing

Our co-operative principles embrace a collaborative, socially driven approach to minimising the impact of waste upon our environment. We demand the highest safety standards within our operations, protecting the health and wellbeing of our dedicated and valued workforce and the residents within our community.

We employ over 260 people from the community we serve, providing over 440,000 refuse, recycling, food and garden waste collections per week with 70 frontline vehicles powered by low-carbon, blended Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO).

CWR HQV and driver

Our Fleet Services department provides cost-effective and efficient vehicle maintenance and servicing for our own fleet and that of our shareholder, the Council.  As an arm's length organisation, we offer a unique level of technical expertise to our shareholders, the community, and fellow Council-owned companies.

Unique level of expertise
We are led by Our Purpose

To work with the communities we serve, leading positive environmental change to create clean and safe places to live and work for future generations.

Our Vision

People are at the heart of everything we do, and everybody has a part to play. Our cooperative principles embrace a collaborative approach to minimising the impact of waste on our community and work tirelessly to achieve zero waste.

Our Values

Our Values

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 Trusted iconTrusted
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With Our Values aligned with those of our Shareholder, the Council, we're perfectly positioned to work cooperatively and towards a stronger future.