Marlin Industries is a ZERO TO LANDFILL business. We have been adopting the principles of circularity laid out in the government’s UK Industrial Strategy and are leading the low carbon manufacturing revolution within the cable industry, creating jobs and wealth using end of life plastic material waste.

As a circular economy business, we openly share best practice to help improve waste management systems within our existing customer base and the cable industry as a whole. Our aim is be the industry leaders in waste and recycling practices and technologies.


Polyolefins (PE)

Low-density Polyethylene (LDPE)

High-density Polyethylene (HDPE)

Polypropylene (PP)

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC hard)

New innovations are under development taking difficult to-recycle plastics and using their unique properties and incredibly versatility to find end uses for these materials and prevent landfill such as creating feedstock that can be injection moulded or extruded and which have chemical building blocks and strengthening agent for use in a variety of applications and end use products.

Recognising that we have a key role to play in encouraging and enabling correct behaviour and providing the infrastructure, products and services which will encourage reuse and the reduction and reliance on new raw materials.

New innovations are under development taking difficult to-recycle plastics and turning them into valuable feedstock, chemical building blocks and strengthening agent for use in a variety of applications.

We view ALL plastic waste as a valuable resource and not as a throwaway product and have developed innovative techniques and processes that convert these materials into re-useable value-added material that can deliver a set of customer benefits.

Appreciating that the full recovery process from the point of waste-creation to eventual re-use is a complex process which takes what is deemed as a waste problem and cost to the end-of-life-disposer and then converts this into a product with a value once fully recycled and re-used. However, we have recognised that minimising cost of waste disposal and preserve the embedded value in the material as it moves through the recycling process is imperative to success.

Implementing sustainable practices and embedding sustainable development into customers organisations is the key and we encourage customers to change their behaviour and reuse items rather than discarding and landfilling thus reducing customer waste product’s embedded carbon.

We underpin and reinforce this at every opportunity through be behaviour-change interventions.

We help organisations consider the recyclability of the materials from which their product or packaging is made and how utilising recycled material is a more ethical option.

We help change the culture of organisations, not least because of the expectations and demands placed on them by their customers and suppliers.

We communicate the importance of sustainability both explicitly and through the management ethos.

We provide innovative solutions to sustainability challenges.

We provide an excellent narrative to reflect the company’s commitment to sustainability, boosting reputation through environmental good practice and innovation.

We provide cost reduction analysis data to show how using more recycled content in the products and materials purchased, can reduce costs and give commercial advantage to organisations.

We ensure these messages are understood by the widest possible audience.


  • Greenhouse Covers
  • Tunnel Covers
  • Mulch Films
  • Fleece Covers
  • Tree Guards
  • Plastic Pots
  • Trickle irrigation piping
  • Silage Sheet
  • Silage Stretch Film
  • Netwrap
  • Baler Twine
  • Silage Bale Wrap
  • Silage Sheet
  • Trickle irrigation piping


  • BAGS
  • Fertilizer Bags
  • Animal Feed Bags
  • Grass Seed Bags
  • Mineral Block Bags
  • Oil Drums (1litre – 1000 litre)
  • Grease Drums
  • Chemical Spray Drums
  • Dairy Hygiene Chemical Drums
  • Pallet Stretch Wrap
  • Pallet Shrink Film
  • Plastic Strapping
  • Mineral Block Bags
  • MISC.
  • Spare Parts Blister packs
  • Mineral Buckets
  • Seed Trays
  • Plastic Pots designed to stay with the plant for its lifetime.


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Waste material is accepted in either baled or bagged form and labels are not an issue. Materials can be supplied coloured with masterbatch or multi coloured.

  1. Materials are segregated by type.
  2. Material goes through washing plant which has a trommel washer, a series of beaters, processors & dryer.
  3. For Agricultural Waste material goes through a secondary trommel to remove big stones and grit
  4. Material goes through Granulation (to flake)
  5. Through Compounding Line

Separate to the above we are in the process of installing a Pulverisation Unit to take Optical Fibre Cable & process BFT (Blown Fibre Tubing), mixed plastics (has to be granulated first) then goes through Compounding Line to enable end use material to be injection moulded or extruded.

Our recycling facilities

Our business model has very much been designed in line with the Triple R Policy (Reduce – Reuse – Recycle) i.e. wherever possible we try to focus on recovering, adapting, repairing, restoring and repurposing the wood waste into reusable products thus minimizing the use of new raw materials.

As a general principle the wooden waste we dispose of on your behalf will be 100% recycled in an ethical manner wherever possible and will be converted into other products such Boiler Fuel (Direct delivery and B2B), Animal Bedding (Grade A & A+) and a variety of applications.

Our Triple ‘R’ Policy


Offering total closed loop wood waste recycling from cradle to grave rather than sending to landfill. Marlin take all grades of non-hazardous wood waste and can provide an ethical wood waste tipping and disposal service at competitive rates.

  • Recycled wood includes: doors (without glass), trusses, floorboards, panels, timber, pallets, skids, wooden cases, crates, broken wood components and small quantities of hardboard or MDF.
  • Cost effective collections utilising our vehicle backload service.
  • Own collection capability using our own trailers (13.5m Artic Vehicles bulk collections) or skips (Roll on Roll Off skip service).
  • Own trailers can be supplied with rear mounted Moffetts to enable self-loading or discharge.
  • Facility to deliver wood waste to our site for disposal (Tipping Fees apply for Rigid, Skip or Artic/Draw Bar Vehicle).
  • Able to process with heavy ferrous contamination.
  • Annual packaging return data administration.
  • As an Accredited Packaging Waste Reprocessor Marlin Industries have the necessary Waste Carriers Licence, EA and Local Site Certificates for Recycling Wood.
  • Annual Duty of Care Certificate to cover what happens to your wood waste materials.
  • Waste Transfer Notes to cover individual material movements / tips.
  • Contamination charges apply for A and B Grade Contaminates.
  • In house processing capability.

We cannot take non-wood-based items such as plasterboard, glass, cling wrap, metals (except door hinges, handles, locks which can pick these up and segregate during the recycling process) and plastics. These items will need to be segregated and disposed of separately at your cost.


  • Requests sent from clients to collect any remnants and packaging
  • Advice of a storage / distribution requirement received via a customer packing list
  • Goods received and offloaded and placed into storage, all goods are receipted into Marlin SAP by drum number in the client warehouse & by cable type
  • Our customers call off specific product types & lengths from held stock lists.
  • Clients may also require a bespoke length cut from stock cut to required specification and repackaged
  • Distribution is arranged to the customers’ site requirement and delivery windows
  • Processes are fully auditable and reports can be produced for all activities
  • Advice of a storage / distribution requirement received via a customer packing list


  • Daily reuse stock profile.
  • Material recycled by item, by point of origin, by length, by value and by processing cost.
  • Reuse material delivered by item, by point of origin, by length, by value, by processing cost.
  • Yard Marshal activity report by point of origin, by status, by value.
  • Weekly activity reports and monthly dashboard.
  • Value by process category.
  • Cost of Marlin activity.
  • Weight of recycled material credited and held in stock.


We are able to recycle steel drums up to 3.2m flange size and can break drums down into manageable sizes to enable recycling.
Scrap recovery value is provided back to end user minus transportation costs to mitigate some of the initial purchase value.


  • 121268H HDPE Granulate (Chipped HDPE multicoloured)
  • 12168L LD Compounded (LD tube)
  • Compounded HDPE Granulate (Coloured Black)
  • 18810Repo (Reprocessed HDPE)
  • 12168R (Chipped Mono bore HDPE)
  • 12168P (Chipped PVC)

Materials are supplied palletised on 950 x 950 x 1750mm bags.
Recycled materials can be supplied double bagged and cling wrapped for outside use as an additional cost.
Weight per bag is depending on material type and grade.
Weight tickets supplied for each bag and charged by the weight supplied.


Registered with the Department of Environment as an Accredited Packaging Waste Reprocessor. As a result of our continued investment in the conversion of packing scrap into useful products, we can also sell a limited number of PRN’s which can be used to offset our customer obligations to recycle packaging materials.


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8am – 4pm

Marlin Industries Ltd
Wrexham (Head Office)
Tel: 01978 854854

Marlin Industries Scotland Ltd
Burnfoot, Hawick
Tel: 01450 376416