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The waste paper recycling specialists

The Genus Group of Companies are leading, independent waste paper specialists. We can take care of your on site recycling, brokerage and end markets as well as offer advice and consultancy for your ongoing management of recovered paper.

Paper specialists

The Genus team have been in the industry since 1990 and are experts in the supply of all grades of recovered paper.

Genus trading

Through Genus Trading we buy and sell waste paper throughout the UK and Europe, supplying secure and established paper mill groups.

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What we recycle

Genus Recycling specialise in paper recycling but, through established relationships and partners within the industry, we are able to handle a broad range of grades and manage the sale of products either directly or indirectly. 

Paper Recycling

The following link provides EN643 guidance on the list of standard grades of paper and board that we recycle.

In addition we can recycle;

  • Glass recycling
  • Steel recycling
  • Aluminium recycling
  • Plastic recycling

How it works

Acting as the intermediary between our recycled waste partners and end user customers, Genus Recycling will ensure your waste is effectively recycled and redistributed to the correct specification.


Having provided transport and customs solutions to Genus for many years, we find the staff act in an efficient, friendly and professional manner and we see them as partner of choice.

Mark Long


Rick Waterson and Patrick Kilcoyne are THE paper for recycling specialists in the UK. They are absolute professionals with 60 years experience between them and provide a trustworthy, reliable and specialist first class service.

Herman van der Meij

Roele De Vries Recycling B.V

Genus understood exactly what we were looking for, a continuity of service that allowed us to keep hold ups to the minimum. Genus fit the bill. They were able to iron out any niggles for us and we are left with a waste management process that runs like clockwork.

Toni Rowbery

General Manager, CT Paper Sales

To try and find people that are straightforward to deal with, that can be difficult but that’s the difference Genus makes. Our relationship is so transparent which makes them easy to deal with, any issues are ironed out quickly and it makes my life a whole lot easier.

James Hallam

General Manager, AR Richards

Resources from the blog

From time to time we like to provide our customers with insights from around the industry. Take a look at our blog. 

Market report for July 2024

In June demand remained strong from Europe for recovered paper driven by a shortage in availability of recovered fibre.  In July, for de-ink papers...

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Market report – May 2024

Following the upturn in demand for recovered fibre in April, we can confirm again further increases from European and domestic paper mills. This...

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