Cory is one of the UK’s leading resource management, recycling, and energy recovery companies. We operate the largest Energy from Waste facility in the United Kingdom, located on the banks of the River Thames in London. We have a unique river-based infrastructure, transporting London’s waste on our fleet of barges and turning it into reliable, sustainable energy. Using the River Thames as a green highway, our own fleet of five tugs, more than 50 barges and in excess of 1,500 containers transport c.1 million tonnes of residual waste and aggregate per year. Riverside Thames Ltd is in the lighterage division of Cory, operating a fleet of modern tugs that tow barges of containerised waste from our West and Central London wharves to our 'Energy from Waste' plant in Bexley. The waste is collected from transfer stations, serving a number of London boroughs, in sealed containers that are crane loaded onto our barges at strategic locations along the Thames. Navigating the hazards of the Thames requires patience and skill, the Captain of each tug has to contend with the tides, in fact, our entire river operation is driven by the tide. Barges containing full containers go downstream on the ebb tide while empty containers are taken back upstream on the flood tide.