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Polymers Reprocessing In The South West

At DCW, our mission is to recycle as much waste as possible and support South West businesses to adopt a sustainable approach to waste management.


Introduction to DCW Polymers

In July 2019, DCW acquired a South Devon plastics reprocessing business (formerly Polymer Industries Ltd) that had been established in 2013 to recycle post-industrial plastic waste.  At a time when the issue of plastics has come under increased scrutiny, this was a prime opportunity for DCW to bring plastics recycling in-house within its own business.

Since the acquisition, DCW has invested in new equipment which will increase the capacity of the plastics reprocessing plant, now based in Exeter. DCW Polymers aims to become the leading plastics recycling specialist in the South West, and welcomes enquiries from any business, organisation or individual who has plastic waste that could be recycled.

What Do We Do?

DCW Polymers’ core business is to convert plastic scrap into high-quality reusable feedstock materials that are sold to UK and European manufacturing companies who can use them in place of virgin polymers to produce new products. All waste plastics received are thoroughly inspected and tested as part of a rigorous quality control process.

Our quality system also documents the materials through the process, giving us traceability from start to finish, which also gives our customers assurance that the product meets their exacting demands and specifications.

We Can Also Offer

  • Toll granulation services to injection moulders and extruders
  • Secure destruction of confidential/branded products
  • Reverse engineering of assembled plastic components (dis-assembly/cutting)
  • Toll-compounding
  • Sourcing materials for injection moulders (prime material, reprocessed compounds, regrinds)
  • Wheelie bin recycling service for local authorities and waste management companies

DCW Polymers can offer a range of containers for your waste plastics, from bags to bins and large skips, and we can also arrange collection of larger quantities of waste plastics using rigid and artic curtainside vehicles.

What Materials Can We Process?

We operate a range of different size shredders and granulators, and have machines dedicated to certain material types, which helps to reduce clean-down time and eliminates cross-contamination.

We handle a wide range of thermoplastic polymers including: HDPE, LDPE, PP, ABS, PC, PA, PS, PMMA, PVC, PC/ABS, PBT, PPS, PSU, PPSU, PEI, PEEK, PES.

Waste items we are actively sourcing

  • Manufacturing production waste plastics (e.g. injection moulding, extrusion, thermo-/vacuum- forming, rotational moulding) – components, sprues, lump, pellet,
  • Obsolete stock (e.g. finished product, raw material)
  • Broken/obsolete wheelie bins
  • Large plastic pallet crates/dolavs/IBCs
  • Plastic baskets and storage containers
  • Plastic drums and barrels
  • PP Buckets
  • Polyethylene utility pipe (water/gas) and ducting
  • uPVC window manufacturer off-cuts
  • Bottle tops/caps
  • PP and HDPE bottles and containers
  • DVD cases
  • Or any other single plastic product in reasonable quantities

Over the years we have recycled a wide range of plastic items including kayaks, charity collection boxes, DVD cases, bottle tops, pontoon floats, laboratory crates, cable ties, children’s toys, road cones, hard hats, fuel tanks, aerospace components, confectionery tubs and many more.

We’re always happy to give advice on any plastic waste materials. We cannot guarantee that we can always recycle everything, but we will always give clear and honest guidance. Please call us on 01392 361300 or email us via

Giving Something Back To The Community.

With the intense focus on plastics and protecting the environment, DCW Polymers is investing in an education room at its Exeter premises. This will soon be available for small school and community groups to visit, to learn more about plastics, their uses and applications, and also to consider the importance of the recycling processes and protecting our environment from pollution. By providing our children with more information about the world they live in, they will grow up being more informed about what happens to the waste we generate, and they will play a vital role in defining the solutions to these issues in years to come.

Creating A Sustainable Future

It doesn’t stop there! We will be immersing ourselves in community projects, offering practical advice, presenting information, sharing tips and ideas on how you can most proficiently reduce and dispose of your business or household waste, and we will be actively facilitating ways that we can assist you in participating – reduce, reuse, recycle, repeat.

By working together, we can actively lower the amounts of recyclable material ending up in landfill and contribute towards a brighter, more sustainable future for generations to come.

What our customers say

We are proud that so many of our customers come back to us every time for all their commercial waste disposal needs. You can find out more about what our customers think below.

“GK Signs have been using DCW for a number of years to manage the collection and disposal of our waste. Initially, our relationship was formed to service our site in Exeter, Devon, but this has now developed into a national agreement. DCW are always able to meet our requirements, which can at times be demanding. From the office support through to delivery drivers, DCW are very flexible and fully support GK Signs.”
Colin Green,
GK Signs Ltd Via email
"Like all companies, this period has been difficult for Twofour Group Ltd. However, we are successfully attempting to return to some form of normal working practices and with the assistance of efficient and adaptable contractors, this goal is hopefully easier to achieve. DCW are without doubt the best waste contractor that we have dealt with, in my 13 years at this company... I would have no hesitation in recommending DCW with their 'Zero to landfill' ethos being an important virtue with our company."
Graham K. McCormick,
Twofour Group Ltd Via email
"As always if you have a problem DCW will help. We have a depot over 200 miles away from the main site that needed help with waste management. One quick email to DCW and the issue was quickly resolved. The simplicity of having all the waste managed from one place and one number to call for help make this a superb company for national services with a local approach."
Justin Holloway,
Bandvulc Tyres Ltd Via email
"We've been DCW customers for about 3 years, maybe longer. Their zero to landfill promise aligns with our ideals, and makes our tenants very happy. They don't need to sort their waste to know that if it's recyclable, it gets recycled. Zero hassle, zero to landfill. Accounts and customer services staff have always been very helpful and friendly.

If you haven't tried them, what have you got to lose?"
Rhiannon, Hub Manager,
Tavistock Enterprise Hub Via twitter
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"As a business we strive to maximise waste for recycling, however as a busy exhibition and conference centre found it difficult with traders not necessarily caring of the way in which they dispose of waste. In working with DCW, we have been able to achieve our ambitions and easily, thanks to the fantastic technology they use. We are now proudly recycling the vast majority of waste generated."
Sarah Rich, Events Manager,
Westpoint, Exeter
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"DCW has provided a sterling service to Supacat Ltd. They offer a timely response to enquiries, and their customer service is second to none. DCW has helped us to improve our environmental performance and reduce costs."
Rosie Piper, Sales & Marketing Admin,
Supacat Ltd
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“After experiencing a series of inconsistent collections and communication difficulties with our previous waste management provider, we switched to DCW who now handle our general waste and recycling requirements for our two sites in Somerset. We are extremely happy with the excellent service we receive from DCW. The transfer process was easy and simple and it’s handy to have a monthly call with the team. Even though DCW offers competitive rates, we primarily switched to this local recycling company for a better service as our previous provider was unreliable. I cannot fault the DCW team’s work and I look forward to working with them in the foreseeable future.”
Tristan Savage, Managing Director,
Falcon Vehicle Solutions
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“We’ve been dealing with DCW for several years now and I am constantly grateful to them for their knowledge and ability to respond to the currently ever-changing situations for the education sector. Always there at the end of the phone when the latest Covid guidance for schools changes and we have to adapt our processes. It’s nice to not have to worry about the waste chain when there is so much else to consider at the moment."
Jamie Halse, Estates Manager,
Stover School
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“Effective recycling is hugely important if we are to tackle the plastic pollution problem, and we are pleased to be working with DCW with our joint focus on continuous improvement.”
Becky Blench, PR and Social Media Assistant,
Riverford Organic Farmers
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"It’s great that we have this option to recycle, absolutely fantastic, as it’s a lot of plastic and a lot of cardboard!"
Parade Stores
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"We are so excited to be able to open Roly’s Fudge in Bude and to link up with DCW. To know that we will have zero waste going to landfill is a huge factor in choosing to partner with DCW. Not only that but we have experienced great service too in all of our collections and any communications between us."
Roly's Fudge Pantry
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"Minimising our environmental footprint in an important value for BakeryBits and so making sure that the waste we do generate is handled properly is essential. DCW does this – also phone calls and emails are replied to quickly and helpfully, which for us, sets DCW apart."
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Contact Your Local Commercial Waste Experts Today

Serving commercial clients in Exeter and across Devon, as well as bordering areas of Somerset and Cornwall, we help commercial organisations of all sizes to dispose of their waste quickly and efficiently.

Our commercial waste services cover the collection and disposal of general, paper and cardboard, timber, plastic, glass and metal waste materials, all of which are recycled where possible. Any waste that cannot be recycled is sent for incineration at an Energy for Waste centre, enabling us to honour our Zero to Landfill commitment. Serving commercial clients in Exeter and across Devon, as well as bordering areas of Somerset and Cornwall, we help commercial organisations of all sizes to dispose of their waste quickly and efficiently. We are the only company in this part of the UK that is committed to recycling as much waste as possible and to maintaining a Zero to Landfill policy in the process, making us the perfect partner for local companies that wish to enhance their environmental credentials. To find out for yourself why we are widely acknowledge to be the leading commercial waste recycling company in this area of the United Kingdom, call and speak to us about your requirements today.

Contact the Experienced
Team at DCW

Contact DCW for a cost effective and sustainable waste management solution. For a no obligation quote complete the form or call today on:

Cornwall: 01872 304 602
Exeter: 01392 690 193
Plymouth: 01752 429 565
Taunton: 01823 215 483

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