Centrol Recycling Group Limited is a family owned business founded in 1968 as G&B Heaps and Sons. In its first year of trading it recycled more than 250 tonnes of cardboard and sacking.
By 1971 the company opened its first commercial premises in the small town of Rainhill, close to St Helens in Merseyside. Servicing contracts with local branches of household names Marks & Spencer and SmithKline Beecham the company was establishing a reputation for handling waste packaging.
Less than a decade later, in 1980 Centrol secured a significant regional contract with the Cooperative Society taking its total recycling output to more than 9,000 tonnes of waste a year.
Centrol continued its expansion, acquiring Wirral based T&E Recycling in 1986, and following its 2001 acquisition of the Rainhill Paper Company, Centrol moved to its current five acre headquarters in Widnes, Cheshire, and changed its name to Centrol Recycling Group.
Today Centrol recycles in excess of 400,000 tonnes of commercial waste per year.