About Bolton Brothers

Bolton Brothers Ltd has been trading in the recycling industry for over 45 years.  It was started in 1969 by Michael Bolton primarily recycling metal, paper, cardboard, textiles and feathers but as the company has grown and developed its core business is now predominantly paper, cardboard and plastic.  Despite its growth Bolton Brothers Ltd is still a family run recycling business employing over 30 staff at two recycling centres based in Suffolk.

Once our paper is collected, it is then graded and baled at our newly commissioned MRF (Materials Recycling Facility) after which it is transported to paper and board mills in the UK, Europe and Far East countries on a regular basis, usually under long term supply contracts. We currently handle and process over 5000 tonnes per month of all types of waste paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and waste from all over Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex for recycling.

We operate our own fleet of recycling vehicles ranging from 3.5 Tonne to 44 Tonnes including our recycling container collection services for recycling office papers, confidential material, cardboard, plastic & wood waste. 

Bolton Brothers Ltd is located just off the A14 on the outskirts of Ipswich in Suffolk and is the nearest Waste Paper Merchant and recycling plant to Europe's second largest Port at Felixstowe.

Bolton Brothers Ltd is a member of the Recycling Association Ltd, British Security Industry Association (BSIA), and founder members of the United Kingdom Security Shredding Association (UKSSA)


Management team


Michael Bolton Snr-Chairman

Reuben Bolton-Commercial & Operations Director

Jodi Bolton-Smith-HR & Finance Director

Michael Bolton Jnr-Production Director

Oliver Bolton-Production Director


Contact Us
Arrange for one of our sales consultants to visit and carry out a no obligation, free recycling and waste audit. Call us on 01473 830948