About Us

Established for over 25 years, Fairport Containers is one of the UK's leading providers of waste container refurbishment, remodelling, resale and hire services.

Company History

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Fairport Containers was formed in 1993 and is celebrating its 25th year in business during 2018. The company was part of the Fairport Engineering Group which was formed in 1982 by the founder, John Porter, who headed up a management team and bought a part of the Leonard Fairclough Group.

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Fairport Containers Ltd is part of the Fairport Holdings Group of companies, which also includes Fairport Construction Equipment, Fairport Garages, Fairport Storage and Fairport Properties.

The company name takes "Fair" from Fairclough and "Port" from Porter. It originally carried out structural steelwork and project engineering for the coal mining industry and later for the cement and quarrying industries.

Fairport Containers Ltd is a family run business, established in Chorley in June 1993. With over 25 years of experience and as the first company to offer waste container refurbishment it is well placed at the forefront of today’s industry.

Since its inception, Fairport Containers has been responsible for many innovative “industry firsts” including:

  • 1st waste container refurbishment company in the industry
  • 1st to operate an in-house transport fleet
  • 1st to install truck mounted fork-lifts on all flatbed trailers to load / unload without depot assistance
  • 1st to operate hook-lift vehicles to be able to load and unload Roll on Roll off containers without depot assistance
  • 1st to install a fully recoverable shot-blast unit
  • 1st to invest in a second and third refurbishment facility
  • 1st to gain the triple ISO certifications – ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001
  • 1st to introduce mobile solutions with inflatable workshops in order to complete maintenance work onsite
  • 1st to take a forklift truck to its customer’s sites enabling the moving of containers to be maintained and refurbished, without the assistance of the customer.

Our facilities are based  in Lancashire, Buckinghamshire and Somerset. The continued growth of the company gives our customers nationwide coverage. Allowing for lower transport costs as well as reducing the carbon footprint.

Fairport has carried out many refurbishing projects for both public and private sector organisations including Biffa, Veolia, Suez (formerly Sita), Bywaters, Viridor, Amey, Slough Borough Council, Bath and North East Council, East Riding Council, Wiltshire Council, Northampton General Hospital, Rugby Council, Bolton BC, Preston Council and Aylesbury Vale Borough Council to name a few.

Fairport Containers provides customers with a unique serial numbering system. Linking the refurbishment and repair history of any individual container. Whilst coordinating convenient collection and delivery. In addition supplying photographic evidence providing the customer with full traceability.

In 2016 we completed the rebranding contract for Suez. Refurbishing all their waste containers (circa 100,000 containers nationwide), within a nine-month period. Primarily, this award was gained as a result of the recently developed software system, site working experience, specialised innovative on-site alteration and maintenance solutions equipment as well as a strong proactive management team.

Fairport Timeline
1982

Fairport Engineering Ltd, later to become Fairport Holdings Group of Companies is founded by John Alan Porter, father of Andrew Porter and grandfather of David Porter.

1993

Andrew launches Fairport Containers Ltd after winning the tender to refurbish waste containers for Biffa Waste Services. Twenty five years on, Biffa remains Fairport’s longest standing customer.

1996

Contracts awarded by Leigh Environmental, now Veolia and BPB, now DS Smith.

1998

Contract awarded by Manchester Waste, now Viridor.

1999

Fairport Containers moves, expanding it's business to the present Adlington Site.

2008

Fairport Containers' Mobile Division is launched.

2010

Fairport Containers bring their transport fleet in-house and acquire a number new vehicles to provide all customers with logistical support, nationwide.

2011

Grandson of John and Andrew’s son David Porter joins the Group.

Contract with Sita, now Suez is awarded.

2012

ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 certifications achieved.

Third and largest site is acquired in Bridgwater, Somerset.

2013

Fairport Containers celebrates 20 years Anniversary; Gala Dinner and Sponsored Bike Ride raises over £15,000 for Cancer Research to mark the occasion.

2014

Fairport launches its Textile & Recycling Banks Division.

This new division was awarded contracts with British Heart Foundation, Scope, Sense & Oxfam.

2015

Fairport Containers donates a further £11,000 to Cancer Research thanks to Director, David Porter and Fabricator Welder, Lee Swales running the London Marathon, well done boys!

Fairport Containers again makes an industry first with its investment in Wagon and Drag Hook Loaders.

2016

Fairport Containers is awarded the rebranding contract with SUEZ formerly Sita.

First waste container refurbisher to offer comprehensive mobile capabilities complete with Inflatable Workshop.

2017

Contracts with Coventry City Council and Enfield Council are won. Awarded new contract with Veolia after re-tender for all offsite refurbishment work.

2018

Fairport Containers host a grand opening for the fully operational Bridgwater site.

Fairport moves the second Aston Clinton site to larger site.

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Why Choose Us

In the current economic climate it is more important than ever for companies to save unnecessary expenditure and make the most of their existing assets.

Fairport Containers offers a comprehensive waste container hire service to suit a wide variety of needs.

Steel waste container Refurbishment

As specialists in the field of waste container refurbishment, we are able to offer all of our services in-house at our network of depots, which means our clients just have to deal with one contact throughout - us.

We provide professional waste container refurbishment services for some of the industry's leading lights, such as Biffa, Sita, Veolia and Viridor, as well as numerous local authorities throughout the UK.

Steel waste container Remodelling

We are seeing increasing interest in our steel waste container remodelling services from companies who have redundant containers after changes in markets, customer demand, legislation, health and safety regulations or plant and equipment change, for example. At Fairport Containers, we have been remodelling waste containers for many years and have developed the expertise to modernise and adapt your steel waste containers or recycling banks for a fraction of the cost of buying new.

We provide professional waste container refurbishment services for some of the industry's leading lights, such as Biffa, Sita, Veolia and Viridor, as well as numerous local authorities throughout the UK.

Container Hire

Fairport Containers offers a comprehensive waste container hire service to suit a wide variety of needs.

We specialise in long-term container hire services, but we can often help customers with short-term waste container rental solutions, which can be difficult to obtain.

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Trevor Gardener

- Biffa

The working partnership between Biffa and Fairport was set up by my predecessor and I have never had any reason to change anything, so long may it continue.