Recycle & Raise is back!

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 start to save us your clean and empty tubs, find your local drop-off point and donate them by 31st January 2021!
All materials donated to Recycle & Raise appeal will be sent to our plastic reprocessing centre in Exeter, where we will shred the plastics and sell on to manufacturers in the UK, to use in place of virgin polymers. All profits raised will be donated to our two chosen charities – Dartmoor Zoo and Mind!

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The Details

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 31st January 2021. We’ll collect from them in bulk in February and weigh the materials as they come in. Then we’ll shred the plastics in our plastic reprocessing centre, DCW Polymers in Exeter. We’ll sell the plastic granules to the manufacturing industry (within the UK) and all of the profit raised will be donated to our charities – Dartmoor Zoo and Mind!

Last year’s success

Last year we collected a staggering 15,000 tubs from the South West, and raised over £1,200 for Dartmoor Zoo! This year we are aiming even higher so get saving your tubs and tell your friends and family!

Recycle your plastic & Raise money for charity!

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!

Drop-Off Points

We are so humbled to have over 50 local businesses (and counting!) supporting the Recycle & Raise appeal this year, acting as drop-off points for their local community to easily donate their tubs!

So please save us your tubs and donate them by 31st January 2021 so we can help make a difference to these wonderful charities!

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

Want to join as a drop-off point?

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.

"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
"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
"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
"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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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.

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