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Recycle & Raise is back - all year round!

Recycle your plastic & Raise money for charity!

Recycle & Raise, brought to you by DCW Polymers is a recycling and fundraising initiative introduced to turn plastic into funds for charities!

Please wash and save us your plastic bottle tops and donate to your nearest DCW depot!
All materials donated to Recycle & Raise appeal will be sent to our plastic reprocessing centre in Exeter, where we will shred the plastics and manufacture our own recycled plastic furniture and fence posts! All profits raised will be donated to our two chosen charities – Dartmoor Zoo and Mind!
Recycle & Raise your clean milk bottle tops throughout the year!

Drop-Off Points

You can drop off your clean milk bottle tops to any of our Exeter or Plymouth depots, throughout the year.

We’re open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm!

You can find your local drop-off point using our interactive map below!

Our Chosen Charities

Mind – for better mental health

Mind is a mental health charity who provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Covid-19 restrictions have affected everyone in different ways this year,  2020 has been a year of anxiety and uncertainty, and more people need mental health support than ever before, which is why it is so important to shine the light on mental health and provide support to those who may be struggling.

Dartmoor Zoological Society

Dartmoor Zoological Park is a unique zoo set in 33 acres of beautiful parkland on the outskirts of Plymouth. The Zoo’s CEO Benjamin Mee wrote a book about buying the zoo called We Bought A Zoo, which was later became the subject of a major Hollywood film starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johannson! The Zoo registered as a charity in 2014 which has strengthened it’s future and opened up new and exciting opportunities. DCW has worked closely with Dartmoor Zoo since our MD became a trustee of the charity, and we partnered with them for our 2019 Recycle & Raise campaign! With the Covid-19 restrictions affecting visitor numbers this year, Dartmoor Zoo need our help!


How the funds will be split

All plastic donations collected by DCW in the South West will be split 50/50 with Dartmoor Zoo and Mind.

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Recycle & Raise - The Annual Collection

Recycle & Raise Tub Collections

At the end of 2021, you will be able to donate your empty plastic tubs to a huge variety of drop-off points across the South West through our amazing collection partners. From November to February, over 100 local businesses join forces to accept your donations! Keep an eye out at the end of the year to see where you can take your confectionery tubs!

Since 2019, Recycle & Raise has been running with the aim of recycling huge quantities of plastic and raise money for charity!

What can we recycle this year?

  • Confectionery tubs
  • Ice cream tubs
  • Cracker/Biscuit tubs
  • Milk bottle tops
  • Takeaway containers

Look for the number 5 or PP symbol on the container!

How does it work?

Please donate your plastic tubs and milk bottle tops to your local drop-off point by 28th February 2022. We’ll collect from our partners in bulk in March and weigh the materials as they come in, then we’ll shred the plastics in our plastic reprocessing centre, DCW Polymers in Exeter. The plastic granules will go through our extrusion machine for us to make recycled plastic benches and all of the profit raised will be donated to our charities – Dartmoor Zoo and Mind!

Previous Years Success’

In 2020, we collected a staggering 2,000kg of plastic (15,000 tubs!) from the South West, and raised over £1,200 for Dartmoor Zoo!

In 2021, we have beaten this and raised over £4,000 for Dartmoor Zoo and Mind!

Want to join as a drop-off point?

Benefits of becoming a drop-off point for
Recycle & Raise 2021/22

By becoming a drop-off location you will benefit from:

Increased footfall

Raising money for charity

Helping the environment

If you or your business would like to join us as a drop-off point for the public to drop off their clean plastics to you, please fill in the form below and Emily will be in touch!

If you’d like more information please email

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:

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