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DCW acquires competitor as part of strategic expansion in Cornwall

Rapidly expanding independent commercial waste management firm DCW has made its largest purchase to date with the acquisition of Plymouth based competitor Alpha Logic.

DCW announced in January the expansion of its operations from Devon and borders to the whole of Cornwall. This latest move will enable DCW to schedule its Cornwall operations from a new depot in Lee Mill.

DCW has purchased a unit in Lee Mill Industrial Estate and aims to move the Alpha Logic operations there at the beginning of June. This new depot will be home to all Plymouth and Cornwall trucks, and the Plymouth customer service, accounts and sales teams.

Alpha Logic turned over more than £3m and operated 12 trucks from Plympton. DCW’s acquisition includes all Alpha Logic’s assets, including 21 employees and up to 600 active clients.

DCW managing director, Simon Almond, said: “Alpha Logic is the biggest acquisition in our company history. Its focus on sustainable recycling and waste management solutions makes the two companies a great fit culturally. Integration of Alpha Logic into the DCW operation is part of our strategic expansion in to Cornwall.

“This expansion comes hot on the heels of our purchase of the trade waste rounds from County Skip Hire in Devon, which brought 380 new commercial customers to the DCW business. With work on our brand-new HQ in Exeter now well-underway, where completion is on schedule for summer, we are experiencing our most exciting and dynamic year yet.”

The new clients all benefit from DCW’s sustainable approach to waste collection and recycling. DCW was first to introduce Zero to Landfill solutions to the south west region, ensuring that all materials that can be recycled, are recycled – and that nothing ends up in landfill.

Alpha Logic Managing Director, Ben May, commented: “The opportunity to join DCW was a natural choice for our business. Having worked very closely over the past several years and having an ethos to match that of Alpha Logic’s, the union was a natural choice. With Zero to Landfill waste solutions focused on high levels of customer service, the services provided by DCW are second to none.

“I know our customers will be as excited as I am by the opportunities the combined businesses will provide. I am very much looking forward to being part of the team.”

DCW is a leading provider of commercial waste management services in Devon, Cornwall and central Somerset. The company collects mixed waste from its clients in a single vehicle, reducing the number of journeys made and minimising its CO2 emissions. Each time a bin is emptied, around 3.04kg of CO2 is emitted, so collecting waste in a single bin, rather than separating it into different containers, reduces CO2 emissions.

For more information about DCW’s Zero to Landfill service, visit or call 01392 537126.

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