Sapphire was formed in 2001, the name was chosen since Sapphire energy recovery is and always has been a ‘gem of a company’.

Sapphire Energy Recovery is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tarmac which is part of the global CRH group. CRH is a global diversified building materials group which employs over 89,000 people at around 3,900 locations worldwide. Tarmac is the UK’s leading building materials and construction solutions business.

Sapphire supports the business’ by providing alternative fuels and alternative raw materials to facilitate the plants goals regarding commercial excellence, carbon footprint and future developments.

About us


We put waste to work by providing waste disposal solutions which are both cost-effective and environmentally sustainable, benefiting waste producers looking for safe waste management options and the cement industries sustainable road map avoiding fossil fuel reliance.

Sapphire links industry and domestic waste, energy and manufacture. By doing this we create a daisy chain effect that supports the construction of homes, schools, offices and infrastructure.

Sapphire has a diverse, knowledgeable, experienced and multi-skilled team of professionals that add enormous value by putting waste to work to the benefit of both the waste producer and user. Our specific skills enable us to drive waste up the waste hierarchy and support the goals of the wider cement plant network.