SWM drive sustainable growth

Leading independent South West waste and recycling company SWM are continuing to expand and are eager to limit their impact on the environment as well as the impact of the waste that they handle.

Managing Director Martin Mogford said ‘We’re keen to practice what we preach and long term sustainability is the order of the day both internally and externally. That’s why we have invested in a state of the art electric vehicle to complement our fleet’.

Recycle Challenge Winners

Shirwell Community Primary School joined forces with SWM to help children understand what happens to their recycling.

Two groups of children twenty-six 7-11 year olds and twenty-four 4-7 year olds visited the SWM & Waste Recycling head office in Roundswell, Barnstaple.

Raymond Penfold - fondly remembered and very much missed

Raymond Penfold was a family man who built an enviable business and reputation as a man of great integrity. His word was his bond even if it meant disadvantaging himself.

Significant investment, continuous improvement

2016 has seen Leading South West independent waste recycling company SWM continue investing in its business.

Farm Plastic Amnesty

During December 2016 SWM partnered with Mole Valley Farmers to encourage farmers to recycle their silage wrap, feed bags and other farm plastics.

The initiative saw around 150,000 kg of plastic handed in and local farmer John Balman from Bratton Fleming was the recipient of £25 of MVF vouchers for bringing in the biggest load, at 13,780 kg.  

SWM and Mole Valley Farmers plan other joint initiatives in the future, as they look to extend and expand their working partnership.  

Investing in Staff personal development

We are proud to announce that Kate Westcott has gained a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) in Transport Management.

Kate joined SWM on a 1 year Apprenticeship through Petroc and her attention to detail, conscientious approach and team working ability soon led to the offer of a permanent position.

SWM Sponsors North Devon Journal Community Awards

SWM has announced it will be sponsoring the Community Fundraiser category in the forthcoming North Devon Journal Awards, in recognition of the important contribution inspiring people of North Devon make.

Graduation Day

Julie Brown

We are pleased to announce that our HR Manger Julie Brown has recently graduated and gained the CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Management Level 5.

During an intensive 12 months Julie studied modules on Employment Law, Employee Relations, Organizational Design, Change Management and effective management of the HR function. The programme was assessed through a combination of assignments and presentations which involved a considerable amount of hard work and long hours of study on Julie’s part.

Kelvion Partnership achieves zero waste to landfill

Waste is an issue for every business, but it doesn’t have to be a problem.

SWM were invited by Kelvion Searle Limited to carry out a full waste audit on their Fareham site and this resulted in a Vendor Managed Waste System (VMWS) that has seen a reduction in waste management costs.

SWM Awarded Pluss Employer of the Year 2016

Pluss work with over 500 employers across Plymouth.  The Pluss Plymouth ‘Employer of the Year’ is designed to recognise employers achievements based on outcomes, rather than just policy and good intentions.