Introducing the expert team behind our waste management services.

The measure of any business is the team behind the brand

We are proud to work with some fantastic people who have a wealth of experience in sustainable waste management solutions.

Their passion for responsible practices and the team's commitment to maintaining our "100% no landfill" approach is what drives us forward.

Our amazingly talented team never stop and are always on hand to offer advice and support whenever you need it.


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  • Melanie Dando

    Transport Manager

    Joined Ecogen in 2015, initially as our administrator weighbridge operator and administrator. Following the company’s expansion, Mel was invited to take over the running of all office and admin functions of the company. With a background in personnel and administration, Mel is a keen rugby supporter and fitness enthusiast. She is married to Tom, and lives in Hampshire with their kids.

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  • Robert Monger

    Logistics Manager

    Rob began his working career at Ecogen in 2018 in our operations team before deciding to continue his studies in law, English language and psychology. In 2020 Rob decided to return full time, as our logistics coordinator. In his spare time, Rob is a car enthusiast, his current project is renovating a 2002 Land Rover Defender.

Lucy Cartridge
  • Lucy Cartridge

    Weighbridge and Administrator

    Lucy joined Ecogen in March 2024 as a weighbridge operator and administrator. In her spare time, Lucy enjoys country music and good food. Lucy loves dinosaurs and her favourite is a Diplodocus.


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  • James Clarkson

    Account Manager

    James joined Ecogen at the beginning of 2024 as a seasoned professional with an impressive career history.
    With many years of experience working at companies like Sony and Apple, James has honed his skills and expertise in various fields. From technology to firearms distribution, James has done it all.
    Outside of work, James is a devoted family man who loves spending time with his loved ones.
    Whether it's watching football with his son or enjoying the great outdoors with his wife and daughter, James knows how to balance work and life.

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  • Gareth Walton

    Account Manager

    A seasoned professional, boasts an impressive career spanning over 11 years at Totaljobs Group. During this tenure, he adeptly connected corporate clients to the Totaljob platforms, onboarded new clients, and diligently managed a diverse portfolio of companies. Gareth’s journey then led him to Shred-it, where he dedicated 4.5 years to serving national clients. His portfolio included esteemed organizations such as NHS trusts, construction companies, distribution centres, and IT and Law firms—all safeguarded against data breaches. Beyond client management, Gareth actively contributed to the bids and tender team, securing critical contracts. As a devoted family man, he balances business acumen with a newfound passion for golf.

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  • Dan Tridini

    Commercial Manager

    Dan joined the commercial team here at Ecogen Recycling in 2018. Dan’s background has mainly been in the snow sports industry in particular setting up his own ski school based in France back in 2014. With further sales and management experience in the fitness industry in addition to being a qualified personal trainer Dan brings a variety of skills to his new role. Dan has a passion for his food as well as sports such as rugby, skiing and surfing. When he is not in the office he is likely to be found in the gym or on the golf course.


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  • James Lewis

    Commercial Director

    Joined Ecogen in 2013 with a remit to establish the company’s commercial department and expand our customer base. James is responsible for the company’s commercial operations in the UK and Europe with an additional remit for Human Resources. He has a diverse career background from I.T to health and fitness and is a keen cricketer, skier and squash player in his spare time. James holds a BA in Management and Statistics from Exeter University.

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  • Megan Nicholls


    Megan Joined Ecogen in 2013 and is responsible for process management with an additional remit for finance. With a background in leisure and hospitality management , Megan is an avid reader with an interest in cooking, health and wellbeing. She is married to Will with whom she has two children, and lives in Hampshire. Megan read Psychology at The University of Hull.

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  • William Nicholls

    Managing Director

    William has been working in the plastic recycling industry since 2005. In 2010 William founded Ecogen Recycling Ltd and based operations out of a small site in Winchester, Hampshire. By January 2015 the company had outgrown its surroundings and relocated operations to a three acre site in Alresford, Hampshire. Five years later relocating again to an eight acre site in Kings Worthy, Hampshire. As MD, William remains highly involved with operations and has continued guiding the business through constant growth, into profitability and now with a multi-million pound turnover. In his limited spare time, William will be found cruising around Hampshire on various motorbikes or spending time with his family.


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  • Ricky Pyle

    General Manager

    Ricky joined Ecogen in 2022, having already worked in the waste industry for 11 years. He came to Ecogen with NEBOSH and WAMITAB qualifications to support the operations manager with the day to day site operations and onsite health and safety. In his spare time, Ricky plays short mat bowls. He has 2 sons and became a grandad for the first time in February 2023. Ricky lives in Southampton with his partner Helen.

Ops staff as at 03 24
  • Operations Team

    Left to right: Paul, Alan, Tony, Josh, Graham, Tommy, Seb, George, John, Sean