Our Company

Shirley's Recycling was established in 1900 and to this day remains within the family.  The name Shirley is in fact the family surname of the founder, Thomas Shirley.  In those days, they recycled anything and everything and where called 'marine store dealers' trading in natural fibres, cardboard and paper, metals and rags, even straw!

Mark Ibbotson, the present day Managing Director is a descendent of the family and has controlled the business for the last 30 years.

Our Core Values

Our Testimonial


"We have been trading now for well over a 100 years and our determination to provide a first class service coupled with tailored advice and being true advocates of recycling has steered the business through many changes in the industry through the last century and into the next.

Our investment in the business is continual and we always strive to seek the best markets, utilising the latest technologies to ensure that the way we handle all of your recyclable materials and residual waste is done so with minimal impact to the world around us"