The family of Matthew Symonds, whose body was found at a waste depot near Bristol, have released a photo of the 34 year old.
His body was found on Friday morning at the Biffa site next to Avonmouth docks near Bristol.
Detectives believe he may have been transported 45 miles in a recycling bin from his home town of Swindon.
Wiltshire Police's senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Bevan, said the investigation was still at an early stage.
"Police enquiries so far suggest the body was transported with commercial recycling waste collected in Swindon and therefore the focus of the investigation will be in that area going forward," he said.
"The investigation is at an early stage and we are keeping an open mind about the circumstances leading to his death. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time."
He said Mr Symonds' relatives were being supported by family liaison officers from the force
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