About CJM Recycling


CJM Recycling is an ethical, family-run recycling business.  With a combined number of 50 years in the recycling industry, we are the perfect partner if you are a business or waste company looking to reduce costs and maximise revenue from recyclable materials (plastic, paper, cardboard, wood, glass, metal), or you are a recycling plant looking for high quality recycleable materials at competitive prices.

What sets us apart is our level of professionalism.  Being procedure-driven, we closely monitor our stock, ensuring the quality and avoiding cross contamination of the materials.

Having our own North East (England) based recycling and storage facility allows us to meticulously check the quality of the materials that passes through our business.  We supply the highest grades to our recycling plant partners.

Nothing leaves our site without us ensuring that our trucks are loaded correctly and efficiently.  This reduces the amount of transportation required, thereby reducing both our and our partner’s carbon-emissions.

In the post-pandemic world, businesses in the recycling industry need to become increasingly dynamic.  As a business, CJM Recycling is always looking for ways to improve our operation.  Our ambition is to grow and to become the most trusted recycling partner in the UK.

Call CJM Recycling today on 0191 481 3015 to learn how we can help with your waste recycling needs.

Team CJM


We believe our quality and professionalism sets us apart in the waste and recycling industry.


Our efficient logistics operation is unrivalled. Since our inception, our operation has developed a proven, global track record.


We are able to offer the best prices for waste and recycling materials due to our unique approach and global network of producers and reprocessors.

Our Team:


Colin McQuade

Managing Director

Proven Managing Director who works with passion, motivation and drive. A successful leader of experienced professionals in the recycling sector possessing high level strategic expertise and excellent commercial acumen. A desire to be a market leader in our industry with non-compromising ethical standards.


Jayde Boyce McQuade


Company Director with a hands-on role to ensure the business maintains professional and corporate customs while enforcing ethical practices and managing company budgets. Actively developing business strategies to allow for future growth with a keen eye for detail and focus on embedding business image and brand.


Richard Kent

Commercial Manager

Experienced Commercial Manager driving business development based on a strong ethos of developing and sustaining relationships with our partners to support them in maximising growth objectives. Working with potential partners to understand their businesses and wider value chains, identifying value added services that deliver benefits to all parties.


Mark Turnbull

General Manager

General Manager with an ability to manage a diverse workload, while driving business efficiencies through improved systems and functionalities to increase performance. A key interface between the Commercial and Operational areas bringing an increased focus on Safety and the Environment.


Paul Jobling

Recycling Consultant

Professional Recycling Consultant working to improve the reuse and recycling of our partner’s commodities/materials to minimise those ultimately disposed of as waste. This approach benefits the environment whilst delivering a value for money solution for all parties. Previously plying his trade as a Business Manager within the motor industry for a world-renowned car manufacturer.


Alan Gilchrist

Recycling Consultant

Recycling Consultant focussing on business development and client retention with key objectives to deliver a significant environmental and commercial advantage for our partners.

Developing waste strategies that are firmly guided by adherence to the waste hierarchy and the circular economy. These solutions help our clients to achieve their environmental goals and objectives in a commercially conscious manner.


Lisa Huggan

Accounts Administrator

Experienced payroll assistant and accounts administrator providing excellent customer service to our partners with responsibility for receiving and verifying billing and annexes for the commodities we handle. Analysing company transactions to ensure that they comply with financial policies and procedures.


Lorraine Phillips

Accounts Administrator

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