About Bristol Waste


Helping Bristol Waste Nothing

We are your local recycling, waste collection and street cleansing company, we also run the recycling centres in the city.

As well as supporting residents, we provide a commercial waste service, offering local businesses cost effective recycling and waste solutions. We also offer a variety of workplace services.

We are committed to working in partnership with the people of Bristol and Bristol City Council to help everyone recycle more, throw away less and waste nothing.

What do we do?

  • Employ over 800 people.
  • Make 17 million scheduled collections every year.
  • Operate 180 vehicles.
  • Collect 160,000 tonnes of waste and recycling per year – of which we send 75,000 tonnes for composting or recycling.
  • Clean 800 miles of streets and footpaths.
  • Respond to 180,000 ad hoc job requests and service queries annually.

As well as waste and recycling collections and street cleansing, our communications and social media team speak to residents daily through online channels and our community engagement team talk to residents face to face.

We run campaigns such as #SlimMyWaste, #LitterHurts and #BigTidy to inspire change and help keep our city clean and green and our sustainability and innovation team helps push forward the city’s sustainable goals.


We strive to make a difference.


We ask questions and explore possibilities.


We treat each other fairly.

Take ownership

We accept personal accountability.


We come together to reach shared goals.

Work safely

We embrace a culture of working together safely at all times.

Bales of cans for recycling

Policies and ISO certification

We deliver high quality, safe, reliable and value for money services in a responsible manner. Read more about our policies and procedures as well as our ISO certifications.

Learn more