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All pages on this website have been tested to W3C and WCAG guidelines. The Casepak website uses CSS files which allow text and images to be reconfigured for different browser types. We recommend that you view this website using a browser with CSS2 support, such as Internet Explorer 7 (or better), or Mozilla Firefox. You should also set your visual browser text size to medium or 100%. Resolution  We recommend that you set your browser resolution to 1024 x 768 pixels or higher with 32 bit colour. Priority compliance Casepak has made every effort to achieve priority one compliance. All non-text elements have a text equivalent. Content can be read without colour, style sheets or scripts. Where new content is added, this standard will be maintained and, where multi-media elements are adopted a text equivalent is provided. To meet priority two guidelines, the site provides sufficient contrast between foreground and background colours. Consistency has been applied to navigation, layout and...Read More >

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G.A.E. Smith (Holdings) Limited T/A Casepak (“we”, “us”, “our”, “the Company”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. We operate the website (“the Website”). We are a limited company whose registered number is 01075198 and whose address is Feldspar Close, Warren Industrial Park, Enderby, Leicester LE19 4SD. This privacy notice will provide you with information about how we look after your personal data when you visit and use our Website (regardless of where you visit it from) including any data you may provide through the Website. It will also tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you. Please note that this privacy policy relates only to the treatment and use of personal data arising from your visiting the Website. For other types of processing carried out by us, we operate the following policies: Data Protection Policy Data Retention Policy and schedules for customer and employee data CCTV Policies Privacy Notice for...Read More >

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Brochures Click to download a Casepak Materials Recycling Facility brochure, a Collections Processing Facility brochure or the latest issue of our newsletter, The Recycler. Click here to download our guide on how to help householders manage their plastics recycling.   Click here to download a copy of the MRF’s Recycling Guide which provides a definitive list of what can and cannot be processed at the MRF. To receive a brochure or newsletter by email or post, please complete the form below. Leave this empty: Name: Organisation: Email: Postal address: Which publication(s) would you like to receive? Collections and Processing Facility brochure Materials Recycling Facility brochure The Recycler How would you like to receive them? EmailPost Please check this box if you would like to receive additional email information about the latest services from Casepak. GO!

Arrival instructions:

Please use the dedicated visitor entrance, which is clearly signposted. Please park in the allocated visitor spaces and report to reception on arrival. There is a dedicated entrance for material deliveries and goods vehicles, which is also clearly signposted. Please report to the gatehouse on arrival.

Directions to LE3 1UX leaving the A46 (travelling Southbound):

Follow the A46 Southbound towards the M1, M69. Leave the A46 at the B5380 exit, then at the roundabout take the first exit onto the B5380, signposted Braunstone Frith, Kirby Muxloe. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Ratby Lane, B5380, signposted Braunstone Frith, Kirby Muxloe. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Ratby Lane, B5380, signposted Braunstone Frith, Kirby Muxloe. At the traffic lights turn left onto Wembley Road. Take the 1st right turn onto Sunningdale Road. The Casepak MRF will be on the right.

Directions to LE3 1UX from M1 junction 21:

Leave the M1 at junction 21. At the roundabout take the exit onto the A5460 signposted Fosse Park, Leicester. Branch left, then at roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A563, signposted Ring Road, Leicester North and West, City Centre. At Hinckley Road roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A47, signposted Hinckley Road. Turn right onto Golf Course Lane. Turn left onto Murrayfield Road. Turn left onto Sunningdale Road. Casepak MRF will be on the left.


Please park to the left of the building in the allocated spaces. All visitors must report to reception. Directions for the Casepak Materials Recycling Facility

Directions to LE19 4SD from A47/Hinckley

At the A47/B582 junction, turn right onto the B582/Desford Road towards Enderby. Continue on the B582 for approx 2.1 miles. (you will pass Narborough Wood Business Park on your left and Next Retail Headquarters on your right). On your left you will see EH Smith Builders Merchants. Go past EH Smith and then take the first left onto Warren Park Way into Warren Park Way Industrial Park. Take the first left and follow the road to the end. At the end of the road take a right onto Feldspar Close. We are situated at the end Feldspar Close.

Directions to LE19 4SD from M1 junction 21 and M69

Exit M69/M1 at junction 21. Follow the A5460 towards Fosse Retail Park until you reach a roundabout (0.6 miles). Take the 4th exit onto the B4114 towards Enderby and the Police Headquarters. Continue straight on the B4114 through the next set of traffic lights/roundabout (2nd exit). At the first set of traffic lights after the roundabout (you will see the St John’s Police Headquarters on your left) turn right onto Leicester Lane. Follow Leicester Lane for one mile until you reach a set of traffic lights (you will see Enderby Parish Church on your left). At the traffic lights turn right onto B582/Hall Walk. Continue on the B582 for approx 0.4 miles, then turn right onto Warren Park Way into Warren Park Way Industrial Park. Take the first left and follow the road to the end. At the end of the road take a right onto Feldspar Close. We are situated at the end of Feldspar Close.


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If you’d like help with your recycling or would like to find out more about the waste management and resource recovery services we offer, we’d love to hear from you. You can get in touch using the details below. Alternatively, complete and submit an enquiry form and we’ll get straight back to you. Casepak Head Office and CPF Feldspar Close Warren Industrial Park Enderby Leicester LE19 4SD Tel: 0116 286 7772 Email: Casepak Materials Recycling Facility Sunningdale Road Braunstone Frith Industrial Estate Leicester LE3 1UX Tel: 0116 286 7772 Email: Leave this empty: Make an enquiry Please complete all fields Name: Surname: Organisation: Telephone: Email: Enquiry: GO! Company information G.A.E. Smith (Holdings) Limited T/A Casepak Registered in England & Wales Number 01075198 Registered Office: Feldspar Close, Warren Industrial Park, Enderby, Leicester, LE19 4SD  

The Casepak blog

At Casepak we believe in recycling excellence. In fact, we don’t just believe in it – we’re passionate about it. Achieving excellence against a backdrop of constant technological and legislative change is a challenge faced by everyone in this sector. As part of the UK’s recycling and waste management landscape, we naturally have opinions – and this page is where you’ll find them. Twitter: if you don’t have time to read a full blog, why not follow us on twitter? Find us @CasepakLtd


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Support services

Recycling collections Casepak has a fleet of recycling collection vehicles to transport your recovered materials back to our facilities if needed. Our fleet comprises a variety of vehicle sizes and types to accommodate different materials, quantities and collection methods. We also have vehicles that are suitable for use in areas of limited or restricted access. Our logistics team arranges collection programmes for organisations across the UK and can also quickly accommodate emergency call outs to accommodate fluctuations in arisings. Recycling equipment We can supply the following recycling equipment to support your on-site paper and card recycling: Compactors: available in a range of sizes and capacities, with a choice of hoppers, chutes and side or rear loading attachments Bespoke pneumatic air extraction systems Balers: fully-automatic or semi-automatic, horizontal or vertical Recycling roll-on roll-off containers, including compaction, open top, curtain sided and enclosed bins for security with optional sliding roof. Capacity range: from 24 to 40yds³ (18.3 to 58m³) Plastic stillages Recycling...Read More >

Waste management services

Waste audit Effective waste management programmes always start with an audit of materials, processes and behaviours. Regardless of organisation size or operation, the audit will provide you with the benchmark data from which to monitor and report progress. You can use this to: Identify opportunities Create awareness Communicate initiatives Track increased diversion Evaluate efficiencies Waste management programmes We will use the data from the waste audit to develop a waste management programme that: Reduces waste production Minimises landfill Maximises efficient, reprocessor quality recycling Focuses on sustainable, best value resource markets to support the circular economy All programmes are bespoke, but might include changes to on-site recycling equipment to encourage improved behaviours or material qualities. Alternatively, collection methods or logistics solutions may be changed to reduce costs and carbon impacts. Finally, new materials might be added to the programme to reduce landfill tax and improve sustainability. To ensure management teams and operational staff understand and engage with new waste management programmes,...Read More >

Metal recycling

At Casepak we can process aluminium and steel from source segregated or dry mixed recycling collections. The list below details the metals that can be processed. If your material doesn’t meet this description, please call us on 0116 286 7772 and we’ll be happy to work with you to find a recycling solution. Aluminium: food and drink cans, foil, aerosols Steel: food and drink cans Destinations Aluminium cans are marketed within the UK while steel cans and light ferrous scrap is marketed to reprocessors in the UK and across Europe.

Plastic recycling

At Casepak we can process hard grade and film grade plastics from source segregated or dry mixed recycling collections. The list below details the type of plastic that can be processed. If your material doesn’t meet this description, please call us on 0116 286 7772 and we’ll be happy to work with you to find a recycling solution. Film grades HD grades LD grades PET grades Items that can be recycled include: drinks bottles (all types including milk, water, fizzy drinks, cleaning products and beauty products), food trays and containers (rigid plastic), film and bags (including carrier bags and bubble wrap). Destinations Hard grade plastics recycled by Casepak are mainly marketed to UK reprocessors. Some film grade plastic is sold to overseas reprocessors. This is in line with stringent protocols of the waste shipment regulations and the auditing processes of the Environment Agency. Casepak ensures there is a clear audit trail, which is used by the Environment Agency to certify...Read More >

Glass recycling

At Casepak we can process glass from source segregated or dry mixed recycling collections. The list below details the type of glass that can be processed. If your material doesn’t meet this description, please call us on 0116 286 7772 and we’ll be happy to work with you to find a recycling solution. Clear and coloured glass Bottles Jars Destinations Glass recycled at the Casepak MRF is mainly marketed to reprocessors and aggregate companies in the UK. Quality To maximise the quality of recovered glass, the MRF incorporates a glass washing plant.

Paper and card recycling

At Casepak we can process paper and cardboard collected as part of either a source segregated recycling collection or a dry mixed recycling collection. The lists below detail the type of paper and card that can be processed. If your material doesn’t meet this description, please call us on 0116 286 7772 and we’ll be happy to work with you to find a recycling solution. Paper recycling Mixed papers Office waste, including computer paper and coloured papers Shredded paper Printers’ waste Newspapers Magazines, catalogues and directories (including Yellow Pages) Greetings cards and wrapping paper Envelopes (including window envelopes) Junk mail and flyers Clean paper bags Cardboard recycling Cardboard Corrugated boxes Display materials Food packaging, including egg and cereal boxes TetraPaks Juice cartons Paper reels Destinations Paper and card recycled by Casepak is supplied to paper mills and used by the following industries: Recycled cardboard and mixed papers are used to produce brown grade packaging which is converted into boxes Recycled...Read More >

Commercial recycling

Our Collections and Processing Facility has been developed to sort, grade and trade source segregated paper, card and plastics. It typically provides the recycling services required by commercial and industrial customers within the following sectors: Printers Manufacturers Packer fillers Warehouse and distribution companies Local authorities Retailers Waste management companies Food processors The facility offers a wide range of support services, including the supply of specialist recycling equipment, the development of waste management plans and materials collection services. For waste management companies we can provide short term materials storage and sorting to assist with collection fluctuations or service transfers. We can also provide materials trading services through our partner company Oceala. Click here to read more about the Collections and Processing Facility Materials The materials treated at the CPF are: Cardboard Paper, including mixed papers, shredded paper, newspapers, magazines, catalogues, directories, greeting cards and wrapping paper Plastics, including film grades and hard plastic grades: HDPE grades, LDPE grades and PET grades Office...Read More >

Local authority recycling

The Casepak MRF was built and is operated to deliver local authority recycling excellence. For those authorities with dry mixed recycling collections, our MRF provides a simple way of meeting TEEP compliance. It also exceeds MRF Code of Conduct requirements, giving you the reassurance that your recycling is the best that it can be. At Casepak we operate a programme of continuous monitoring and grading. When combined with our rigorous reporting and partnership approach, this ensures that local authorities achieve the best value service, optimum material diversion and value, and performance excellence. The MRF is one of the most advanced of its kind in the UK. Operational since 2012, the facility benefits from an ongoing upgrade programme, ensuring that it is always able to divert maximum material fractions while delivering the best possible material qualities. Click here to watch our MRF video Materials The materials treated at the MRF are: Paper, including wrapping paper Card, including food packaging, TetraPaks and...Read More >

Total recycling and waste management

At Casepak we recognise that different organisations have different recycling and waste management needs. We also understand that if you are to achieve the best resource recovery rates, it’s important that you find a recycling partner with systems that work for you. At Casepak we have two recycling facilities: A Collections and Processing Facility for source segregated materials A Materials Recycling Facility for dry mixed recyclables Both are centrally located in Leicester and each processes approximately 150,000 tonnes of recyclable materials a year. This means that we can support most commercial, industrial and local authority collection types, allowing you to develop your recycling solution without any constraints.


We’re always looking for people with the right skills. To fit in at Casepak you really need to live up to our “recycling excellence” promise. We look for people who: Are passionate about recycling Understand waste management Believe in real customer service Are cheerful, helpful, bright and resourceful Of course, you don’t need to be a recycling guru or waste management expert for every role, but we do ask that you have the right attitude from the outset. As vacancies occur, we’ll post them below. Please check back regularly for updated job vacancy listings.  All applications should be emailed to Alternatively you can call Lee Gretton on 0116 2867772. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @CasepakLtd as we’ll also use this to let you know. Before you apply to be part of the Casepak team, please read our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants.   Site Cleanliness Operative An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Site Cleanliness Operative to join Casepak, one of the...Read More >

We’re sure you’ll be surprised by some of these recycling facts.

In 2015, approximately 5.7 million tonnes of dry recycling came from households in England. Recycling avoids emissions of around 62 million tonnes of CO2 eq compared to providing an equivalent amount of materials from primary sources (e.g. mining). The tonnage of municipal waste sent to landfill has decreased from 25 million tonnes in 2010 to 15 million tonnes in 2015. Recycled paper produces 73% less air pollution than paper made from raw materials. Glass is 100% recyclable, but glass that is thrown into landfill will never decompose. Approximately 18 million tonnes of waste is landfilled in UK sites each year.

What happens when you recycle?

There are many different ways to reduce the amount of waste we create – and it’s not just about recycling. The first thing you should do is think about how you can reduce the amount of waste you put in the bin. For example, you can use a double sided printer to reduce your paper waste. Or you can re-fill your plastic water bottle to take to the gym. It’s environmentally friendly – and it’ll save you money too! In years gone by ‘rag and bone men’ used to travel the streets with a horse and cart, collecting unwanted items – and then selling them to new owners. While rag and bone men are a thing of the past, most of us still pass the things that we no longer need on – by swapping, charity and vintage shops, boot fairs and re-making things. These are all different ways of making sure the things that you’ve finished with are reused. Once you’ve...Read More >

The Casepak quiz

Approximately how many times can a paper fibre be recycled? Twice Seven Fifteen More than 50 Which of these household items cannot easily be recycled? Clothes Newspapers Glass bottles Black plastic packaging Recycled plastic can be used to produce which of the following items Pathways Tables and chairs Fleece jackets Plastic bottles Which word beginning with “R” is not part of the waste hierarchy? Recycle Reinvent Reduce Reuse If you recycle 1kg of paper or card, approximately how much carbon dioxide would you prevent from being released into the atmosphere? 0.55kg 1Kg 1.3kg 2kg

Virtual education room

Welcome to the Casepak virtual education room.  


Our Materials Recycling Facility incorporates a dedicated sustainable waste education centre where students can learn about the real world of recycling and waste management. Here, students from Year Five upwards can see how the items that they recycle at home are sorted and separated, ready to be sent on to a recycling reprocessor. They will learn how their recycling actions can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and see exactly what their recycled items can be turned in to. For older students, there’s an opportunity to discuss careers in the waste and recycling sector and to consider more in-depth environmental areas. Our school’s programme includes: KS2: What happens to my recycling? KS3: Recycling and climate change KS3/4: Careers in recycling and waste management To book a visit, please call us on 0116 286 7772. We also have a virtual education room – which you can visit by clicking here.


Casepak employs more than 100 people in Leicester, helping to strengthen the city’s economy. We have strong links with the Leicester business community and sponsor a variety of local charities which include: Bodie Hodges Foundation Leicester Hospitals Charity Redgate Farm Animal Sanctuary We also sponsor our staff on numerous charitable events throughout the year and support national charity fundraising initiatives including Children in Need, Comic Relief and Macmillan Coffee Mornings. Casepak has provided sports shirts for a local primary school through a Midlands’ sports initiative, encouraging early participation in team events. We have also helped young gardeners at Beaumont Leys School by providing sponsorship for a new garden which provides students with hands-on horticultural experience.

Casepak and the environment

Each year England generates around 177 million tonnes of waste. Much still ends up in landfill resulting in: The loss of valuable resources High and unnecessary disposal costs and taxes Continued environmental damage Sending waste to landfill is unsustainable. Many resources can be recycled several times over. Paper fibres, for example, can be recycled approximately seven times. At Casepak we believe that recycling makes sense. After all, why use virgin resources when we already have a more sustainable alternative? New waste technologies and treatments are being developed which will enable more materials to be recycled in the future. At Casepak we are committed to this process. Apart from making good financial sense and maximising the use of precious resources, landfilling produces methane which is one of the world’s most potent greenhouse gases. To put this into context, methane can be up to 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Reducing the amount of methane produced is essential. The UK still...Read More >

Corporate Social Responsibility

At Casepak, we take Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) seriously. As a successful business, we are a part of the local, national and global community, and we know that it’s important that the decisions we make and the way that we act is responsible and sustainable. Because we work in the environmental sector, we’re passionate about delivering improvements in recycling, cutting waste and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But our commitment to CSR goes beyond the environment. For us, being sustainable also means offering employment opportunities, helping the community and providing essential educational support.

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council wanted to achieve a 50% household recycling rate. Read more

Rutland County Council

Rutland County Council had a target to recycle more than 55% of household waste and was extending its household recycling collections as part of this programme. Read more

Garnett Dickson, printers

Garnett Dickinson is an award-winning commercial print organisation specialising in the production of high quality magazines, catalogues and brochures. Read more

Case studies

Casepak has been providing recycling and waste management solutions since the early 1970s. With such a long history, it’s no surprise that many public and private sector organisations have employed one or more of our sustainable waste management solutions to help them reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and improve resource recovery. We also help them to comply with waste legislation. Our current customers include: Local authorities Printers Manufacturers Packer fillers Warehouse and distribution companies Retailers Waste management companies Food processors


The UK has specific regulations covering the recycling and recovery of business packaging. Under these regulations, any business handling more than 50 tonnes of packaging a year, and with a financial turnover in excess of £2 million, has a recycling and recovery obligation which is strictly monitored by the Environment Agency. At Casepak, we will assess your packaging obligations and, if needed, will put in place an appropriate resource recycling and recovery system to ensure that you comply. We will calculate how many Packaging Recovery Notes (PRNs) you need to fulfil your packaging obligation and will buy these on your behalf. A PRN is a type of voucher which shows that packaging waste has been reprocessed. Companies that need to comply with Producer Responsibility regulations must use PRNs as these are the only form of evidence accepted by the Environment Agency to prove that recycling or recovery of packaging has taken place.

Duty of Care

If your operation generates waste you need to comply with the Environmental Protection Act (1990). This imposes a duty of care on all organisations handling waste. This includes those who produce, import, store, transport, treat, recycle or dispose of controlled waste. The waste producer takes the primary responsibility for compliance with this legislation. They must ensure that the wastes are stored securely and are only transferred to an authorised person. When you transfer your waste to another organisation you will be given a Waste Transfer Note. This must accurately describe the waste that has been transferred. It is your responsibility to keep Waste Transfer Notes for at least two years. Casepak is authorised to issue Waste Transfer Notes. To keep administration manageable, we issue customers with an annual Waste Transfer Note for each type and grade of recovered material collected or received.

Waste Carrier’s Licence

When you appoint a company or organisation to collect and transport your recycled materials, it is important to ask if they have a Waste Carrier’s Licence. Only those companies that have this Environment Agency-issued licence are permitted to transport your waste materials. Please note, if you plan to transport your own waste, you will also need to apply for a Licence. Casepak holds a Waste Carrier’s Licence (Licence CBDU92580) and is certified to transport recyclable and waste materials. Click here to download Casepak’s Waste Carrier’s Licence.

Waste exemptions

Waste exemptions apply to specific types of low risk waste handling operations. Exemptions are supplied by the Environment Agency and mean that a waste handling permit is not needed where the environmental risks are low. Casepak can help you to understand the categories of waste exemptions available, the materials that they can be applied to, and how and who should make an application. Casepak holds a Waste Exemption Certificate for the Collections and Processing Facility. Click here to view the certificate.

Environmental permits

Environmental Permits apply to more complex waste handling operations. It is essential that your waste and recycling is managed by an organisation that holds a current Environmental Permit. A waste handling company needs an Environmental Permit to operate a regulated waste facility and must apply to, and be approved by, the Environment Agency to qualify for a permit. The company must continue to meet the conditions set down by the Environmental Permit to remain operational. Casepak has an Environmental Permit for the Sunningdale Road Materials Recycling Facility.