Facts & Figures

  • Bryson Recycling is the UK's largest social enterprise recycler.
  • We are owned by the Bryson Charitable Group.
  • We began recycling in 1992 with the launch of the still popular Cash for Cans service.
  • In 2001 we introduced a pilot kerbside box service across 8000 households. 
  • We currently provide a kerbside box service to over 180,000 households in five council areas: Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon, Mid and East Antrim, Belfast, Lisburn and Castlereagh and Antrim and Newtownabbey.  
  • We also operate a MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) which is used to process materials collected in wheeled bins in the arc21 region (we accept materials from Antrim and Newtownabbey, Ards and North Down, Belfast, Lisburn and Castlereagh, Mid and East Antrim). 
  • We currently process recyclables collected from 55 percent of Northern Ireland homes.
  • We collect resdual waste from 22,000 households in the legacy Antrim area. 
  • We provide a garden waste collection service to households in Conwy, Wales. 
  • We manage six recycling centres in Donegal located at Letterkenny Stranorlar, Milford, Carndonagh, Laghey and Dungloe, and two recycling centres in Conwy, Wales located at Mochdre and Abergele. 
  • We currently employ over 350 members of staff.