Smiths News goes national with recycling collection service for retailers

Published On: Thursday, 2 February, 2023Categories: News
The low-cost daily recycling collection service introduced by Smiths News for its independent retail customers has gone national! Originally rolled out in the North West, the scheme now has more than 500 members.

Smiths News Recycle is designed to help retailers manage soft plastics and bulky cardboard left over from stock deliveries and trips to the cash-and-carry.

Those participating are provided with bags for their recycling. There is no need to book a collection slot – the bags are simply left out with newspaper returns for Smiths News delivery drivers to take away at the same time, ensuring that no extra journeys are made.

Customers can take advantage of as many collections as they want. Some might require several a week, while others need only one. This no-fuss service is available for a single flat-rate fee added to their weekly news bill, with no ties and the freedom to opt out whenever they like. If customers sign up now, they can benefit from six weeks’ free unlimited collections and a £3.50 weekly charge thereafter – no lengthy contracts, they can cancel any time.

Recycle allows Smiths News to support its customers in a practical way, saving them money with a more competitive, cost-effective service than the one they might previously have subscribed to.

“The reaction to Recycle from our customers in the North West has been amazing,” said Michael Williams, Smiths News’ Head of Proposition Development. “Early trials revealed that recycling was costly and a pain to manage, so it is fantastic to find a solution that so many of our customers have chosen to sign up to. Taking Recycle to the rest of our customers was an easy decision to make.”

As Smiths News’ Recycle is now available to all the company’s customers, those wishing to sign up should apply online at

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