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About Us

100 years of Biffa in 2 minutes

About Us

With a history of leading the UK’s waste management industry for over 100 years, today Biffa is an established enabler of the UK circular economy.

Our team of more than 9,000 colleagues carry out essential operations every day to support the UK circular economy including collection, surplus redistribution, recycling, treatment, disposal and energy generation. 

Our purpose is ‘to change the way people think about waste’ and sustainability has been at the heart of our business strategy for many years. We have already made huge strides in our sustainability journey by investing in plastic recycling and energy from waste infrastructure, surplus redistribution and low carbon collections, leading to a 70% reduction in our carbon emissions since 2002. Our sustainability strategy ‘Resourceful, Responsible’ will see us unlock £1.25bn of investment in vital green economy infrastructure by 2030, while further reducing our carbon emissions by 50% by 2030. We aim to have net zero emissions no later than 2050.

We understand that we must lead by example and are committed to further improving health, safety and wellbeing in our sector. We are proud to have been awarded a 5 star grading by the British Safety Council. We have also made strong progress in making sure Biffa is an inclusive place to work where diversity is championed and our >9,000 strong workforce feel valued and understand the positive contribution they make to enabling the UK circular economy.

Our long-standing Biffa Award programme supports sustainable projects across the UK which deliver environmental benefits while making a valuable contribution to local communities. Our partnership with WasteAid helps countries in the developing world with managing their waste more sustainably.

Biffa is a Great British company. We have been listed on the London Stock Exchange since October 2016 under the ticker "BIFF" and in March 2020, we entered the FTSE-250.

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UK's No.1 for Business Waste

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Operating Divisions

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    Collections (I&C/ Municipal)

    We are the UK’s no.1 Industrial & Commercial waste collection service provider, covering a vast range of UK business sectors, including manufacturing, retail and hospitality.

    Biffa’s household waste division is a leading service provider to local authorities, providing household waste and recycling collections, street cleansing and other services.

    Find out more about Biffa's Industrial & Commercial Operations

    Find out more about Biffa's Municipal Operations

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    Resources & Energy

    Our Resource & Energy division focuses on the processing of residual and recyclable materials as well as operating energy from waste facilities across the UK, creating sustainable energy from the processing of waste.

    Find out more about Resource & Energy