Emma Elston MBE

Cheshire-based UK Container Maintenance (UKCM), the country’s largest container repair and refurbishment company, is marking 22 years in business with a duo of significant milestones.

Notably, across its 22 years of service, the family-owned firm has saved local authorities and waste companies over £260 million, with the refurbishment and repair of a remarkable 1.7 million waste and recycling containers utilising all materials so that today’s redundant and scrap stocks and damaged parts are re-manufactured, recycled and reused.

The news follows many years of success for UKCM, during which there has been a series of major developments and achievements for the company including much-coveted new contracts and high-profile, award-winning recognition.

Emma Elston MBE, UKCM CEO, comments: “Over the last 22 years, we have continued to remain true to what we do and what we believe in. Refurbishment and re-use is key to protecting the environment and conserving resources, and as a family-run business we are thrilled at the extent to which we have been able to help our customers in doing this.

“Moving forward, we strive to provide solutions for a sustainable future by reacting to industry needs, promoting the importance of re-use, refurbishment & re-manufacturing, but also ensuring that all containers in the public domain are safe and efficient for use.”

Established in 1998, UKCM, the UK’s largest family owned container repair and refurbishment company is dedicated to the refurbishment of all types of waste and recycling containers. UKCM works across the country offering waste companies and local authorities’ mobile repairs, as well as factory-based services at its head office located in Winsford, Cheshire.

The process brings old, and often unwanted, waste containers back to life instead of them going to scrap. The business model – refurbishment over replacement – is simple and for a third of the price of replacing a container, UKCM can restore the unit to full working order.