Quality, Service and Reliability

Henry Colbeck has been a registered collector of Used Cooking Oil (UCO) since 2006 when an outbreak of B.S.E. prompted the Government to prohibit farmers from feeding food waste, such as UCO, to farm animals which created a disposal problem for our customers in the Fish & Chip Market.

Our UCO collection service was extended in 2018 with the launch of a newly built and installed recycling plant to process the UCO for conversion into green energy.

The company has been built on quality, service & reliability, with customer care as our driving influence.

More than just a supplier!

In addition to UCO Collection & Recycling, we also operate in two other business sectors;
The Fish & Chip Industry and the Food Processing Market. 

Fish & Chips

We’ve been supplying to the Fish & Chip market for over 125 years and are a leading supplier to the North of England and Scotland. Our product range in this sector covers everything from innovative frying oils, to specially developed packaging for Fish & Chips and a range of premium quality frozen foods under our own brand of 42nd Street. You can find out more about this sector on Colbeck’s main site below.

Fish & Chips

Food Processing

We also operate in the Food Processing Market and offer a comprehensive range of Edible Oils & Fats to Food Processors. This includes Rapeseed, Sunflower, High Oleic Sunflower, Sustainable Palm and Olive Oil packed in 20 litres and 1000 litres. Our 12,000 sq ft edible oil processing and packing facility in Gateshead houses a 250-tonne capacity edible oil storage facility. Our liquid oil is Nitrogen blanketed to ensure our edible oils are kept in prime condition. You can find out more information about this sector at Colbeck Edible Oils below.

1000L IBC

Where Are We?


We’re based on the Team Valley Trading Estate in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, in the North East of England with a second distribution centre in Calder Street Business Park in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire to service our growing customer base in Scotland. Our UCO recycling plant, launched in 2018, is based at our Gateshead location.

Fancy a tour of our UCO recycling plant?