Chief Executive Officer
Operations manager (recycling)
Marketing and Development Officer
Commercial Recycling Officer
Reuse and Volunteer Manager
Reuse IT Technician
Online Sales Officer
Wastesavers began life in 1985 as an environmental, interest group promoting the importance of reuse and recycling.
In the mid 90’s it became more proactive and began picking up old newspapers from peoples doorsteps for recycling, and hand sorting these at the local paper mill. In 1995 Wastesavers collected and recycled 22 tonnes of paper.
Today Wastesavers recycles more than 15,000 tonnes of material a year and can’t imagine hand sorting the 5000 tonnes of paper it collects. That’s more than 85,000 trees per year!
Progress has certainly been made in Newport with residents now receiving a weekly kerbside recycling collection of not just paper, but cans, plastics, glass, textiles, mobile phones and toner cartridges as well as food waste and small electrical items.
The organisation comprises three elements: Wastesavers Charitable Trust (WCT is a registered charity – No. 1116150) and its trading arms: Wastesavers Recycling Ltd and the Wastesavers Reuse Centre. The nature of our structure means that we are ideally placed to deliver professional services, while at the same time developing activities that raise awareness and encourage participation in reuse and recycling, throughout all sections of the community.
Wastesavers is the socially-owned trading subsidiary of Wastesavers Charitable Trust. With no share capital the company (No. 3842840) covenants all of its profits directly to NWCT.
To establish, operate and develop a variety of community recycling services for the collection and sale of post consumer waste
To promote and cultivate, within educational establishments and the wider community, the environmental value of reducing, reusing and recycling waste.
In partnership with Newport City Council, Wastesavers operates a number of projects to improve the environment and return added benefits for the community. Wastesavers has a turnover of over £2 million and invests any income made back into its projects and the local economy.