8 January 2021 by Steve Eminton

Countrystyle acquires Indigo Waste Services

Countrystyle Recycling has announced the acquisition of East Anglia-based walking floor haulage and bottle bank collection specialist, Indigo Waste Services, for an undisclosed sum.

The companies noted that since 2004, Indigo Waste has established an “extensive bottle bank placement and collection service across East Anglia”. This includes more than 1,500 bottle banks to service its customer base consisting of local authorities, other waste and recycling companies and commercial businesses across the region. Indigo Waste, which trades as Indigo Recycling is based in Barnham, Suffolk, a few miles south of Thetford. The deal was concluded on 4 January.

Indigo operates more than 1,500 bottle banks

Countrystyle Recycling’s chairman, Trevor Heathcote, said: “The acquisition of Indigo Waste fits perfectly with our wider Group ambitions to expand into areas where we have an existing physical presence, in this case through our Envar Composting site at St Ives, Cambridgeshire, and customers that we already service regularly though our bulk haulage fleet”.

“The acquisition of Indigo Waste fits perfectly with our wider Group ambitions”

Trevor Heathcote, Countrystyle Recycling chairman

Gary Lee, director and shareholder of Indigo Waste, said: “The sale to Countrystyle is the culmination of 16 years of building our expertise in specialist bottle bank collections and onsale of glass bottles and jars for recycling into new glass containers. We are very happy that Countrystyle’s ethos and approach to customer service mirrors that of Indigo Waste and we are confident that our customers are in safe hands”.

Indigo is also known for its fleet of walking floor vehicles


Chris Howard, Countrystyle Recycling’s managing director, added: “The Indigo Waste deal fits extremely well with Countrystyle’s current bulk haulage activities across the whole of the East of England and offers us an established specialist glass and paper collection and recycling operation to expand and also to roll out across our wider business base”.

Indigo Waste explains that it offers a range of bottle banks and publishes a list of its sites at map Bank Map — Indigo Waste Services LTD T/A It lists in partners as including Suffolk and Norfolk county councils, Palm Paper and glass reprocessing business URM.



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