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"Due to your excellent service we would like to make yourselves our primary supplier." email from Wolverhampton customer

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A family business with plenty of know-how

We have developed into a small dynamic, company providing huge stocks of tanks, drums and fittings throughout the UK and parts of Europe. Combined with the expertise and knowledge to go with them. We have been at the forefront of environmental issues having been responsibly sourcing and recycling tanks and drums for decades. Smiths of the Forest of Dean Ltd hold a Waste Carriers Licence and an Environmental Permit Exemption which is registered with the Environment Agency. We hold a recycling licence as a metal merchant too.

"We have supplied Glastonbury Festivals and a host of films and theatre companies."

- such as Jason Bourne, Skyfall, Les Miserablés, War of the Worlds 2. Theatre credits include Bristol Old Vic, the National Theatre on the South Bank and Cirque du Soleil.

A professional business for industrial, agricultural & domestic customers

Our customer base has increased year-on-year and includes county councils, country estates, builders, cider makers, brewers, farmers, plumbers, heating engineers, film units, exhibition centres environmental and waste disposal companies etc as well as individual home owners and domestic users. We are proud of what we have achieved as a company especially in our longstanding ongoing commitment to recycling surplus (food-based) tanks and steel drums from companies and corporations. We have built up a lot of trust in our industry and became members of the FSB in 2009. In 2017 we joined SEDEX, an organisation promoting ethical supply chains, responsible sourcing and sustainable business practices.

Promoting recycled tanks and drums since the early 1970s

We were ahead of our time when we started selling recycled tanks and drums. We now supply some very big businesses but have not lost sight of the importance of customer service and a first-rate response. Each week we get new customers from all over the UK calling in, not just buyers in our neighbouring counties and Bristol but far and wide. Now we supply recycled and new, tanks and drums, plus a huge range of fittings country-wide. You can ring us direct, we have friendly, knowledgeable staff, on the end of a telephone line or email ready to help you. If you want a single one-off drum or hundreds of drums or tanks a week we will provide a fast and efficient service for you.

Meet some of our helpful team

The firm is still an independently owned business with the three Directors and Company Secretary all being family members and the reins are now being passed from one generation to the next. The family have been joined by a number of superb staff over the years and now we have a fantastic dynamic and knowledgeable team that has the drive to help customers and provide the best service and products that we can.
We have retained our original premises in Milkwall and see customers returning time and time again, which is very satisfying. Each week we get new customers from all over the UK calling in, not just buyers in our neighbouring counties and Bristol but far and wide. You can ring us direct, we have friendly, on the end of a telephone line or email ready to help you.

WANTED - companies and corporations surplus tanks and drums

We want your ex food-based tanks and drums. Your surplus tanks and drums are always wanted for reusing and recycling. Must be food grade. We are Waste Carrier Certified with an Environment Permit Exemption which is registered with the Environment Agency. Please email photographs, quantities and your location.

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