Here we look at some of the best waste management companies in the UK, including top websites and great local service providers. We signpost providers of recycling centres, medical or asbestos disposal, industry training and more in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.
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Being on this list is based on their reputation as great companies, a strong online presence, websites offering excellent free advice and resources – or any combination of these factors.
A UK leader in environmental solutions. Waste, water and energy services designed to build the circular economy. Veolia provides a range of environmental services that help to preserve scarce raw materials, and help companies to deliver on their corporate social responsibility agendas.
8th Floor, 210 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JY
020 7812 5000
A leading integrated waste management company in the UK. Biffa have been servicing the needs of clients across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland since 1912, and are now a leading company in the United Kingdom.
Coronation Road, Cressex, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP12 3TZ
01494 521 221
A recycling and resource management company, delivering solutions to 12 million residents and 40,000 business customers throughout the UK.
SUEZ House, Grenfell Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 1ES
0870 421 1122
SWR Waste Management Scotland
Specialist Waste Recycling – SWR provides services to Britain’s household names, particularly in the motor industry and hospitality sector. SWR was founded in 2007 with three key objectives; to deliver excellent service, maximise recycling and establish cost savings for their clients. Those principles continue to underpin their business today.
4th Floor, 115 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 4JN
0800 038 0300
Foxhall Environmental Services Ltd
Based near Leeds and Wakefield in West Yorkshire, Foxhall Environmental Services Ltd specialise in all types of Waste Management, including Removal, Storage and Disposal.
With many industry accreditations, they are leaders in safe asbestos waste disposal solutions and collection services. They provide total waste management from West Yorkshire, right across the UK.
Foxhall Farm, Owler Lane, Birstall, Batley, West Yorkshire WF17 9BW
+44(0)1924 476 235
Business Waste North Yorkshire
Operating all types of commercial waste management collection solutions throughout the UK.
This aspect of business operations is an increasing headache for many companies. With the need to reduce environmental impact, but faced with increasing and ever-changing legislation, costs can spiral rapidly. Business Waste offer solutions to take much of this headache away.
Business Waste, Artemis House, Eboracum Way, Heworth Green, York, North Yorkshire YO31 7RE
0800 211 83 90
Grundon Waste Management Oxfordshire
Grundon is one of the UK’s leading family-owned suppliers of environmental and recycling solutions for clients across London and the south of England.
Benson Head Office, Thames House, Oxford Road, Benson, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 6LX
01491 834 311
Acorn Waste Management Shropshire
Specialists in all aspects of environmental management and waste disposal. Their service providers are Environment Agency Approved, meaning they can offer a full, nationwide service with deliveries to anywhere in the United Kingdom. We have a comprehensive list of services including Skip Hire, Site Segregation, Hazardous Materials, Plasterboard, WEEE, Plant/Tool Hire, Aggregates, Builders Cleans and Garden Maintenance.
Acorn are experts in outsourced waste collection, disposal and recycling solutions. They provide creative solutions for the collection, recycling and disposal of all categories of industrial and commercial waste across all business sectors.
Coniston A-C, Upton Magna Business Park, Upton Magna, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 4TT
+44 (0)845 2704317
Forward Waste Management Cardiff
Forward delivers efficient, total waste management solutions specifically within the manufacturing industry.
Forward House, East Moors Road, Cardiff, South Wales CF24 5EE
0845 4633 952
Providing a range of business waste collection, recycling and processing solutions from commercial and industrial to household and domestic applications. One of the UK’s leading waste and resource management companies helping thousands of businesses and communities waste less and recycle more.
Ground Floor West, 900 Pavilion Drive, Northampton Business Park, Northamptonshire NN4 7RG
0344 736 9990
Kenny Waste Management Manchester
This company has provided a complete materials Collection and Disposal, and Skip Hire service to clients across the UK for over 20 years.
Worsley Trading Estate, Lester Road, Worsley, Manchester M38 0PT
0161 883 2996
GPT Waste Cheshire
Complete waste solutions – they work with types of commercial waste producers, from public service (including health, education, transport, science and defence) to private sector customers who are industry-leading in a wide variety of markets.
14 Whitworth Court, Manor Farm Road, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 1WA
0844 854 5000
Based in the East Midlands, UKWSL is a waste management company that looks to solve business waste management issues in a creative way with bespoke solutions for each customer.
Alexander House, Cafferata Way, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2TN
Services that include general waste collection and disposal services for businesses in the UK.
3rd Floor Office Suite, 20 Collingwood Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 1JF
03301 242 535
Evolution Waste Management UK
Evolution are an independent waste management company in Nottinghamshire, providing a comprehensive skip hire, waste collection, disposal and recycling service for commercial businesses throughout the UK. At Evolution Waste Management, they pride themselves on offering a reliable service no matter the size of your project, delivering quality on-site services to ensure your ensure your business runs smoothly.
Jubilee House, Long Bennington Business Park, Long Bennington, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 5JR
0800 030 6969
This company specialises in hazardous waste disposal and recycling solutions with a proven track record of sustainable delivery solutions. Originally known as Wastesafe Ltd, they have become one of Britain’s fastest growing hazardous waste management and recycling companies with nationwide coverage in England, Scotland and Wales.
Site 7, Kidderminster Road, Cutnall Green, Droitwich, Worcestershire WR9 0NS
+44 (0) 1285 721110
ISL Waste Management Ireland
One of the largest independent commercial waste management organisations operating throughout Ireland, based in Mallusk. ISL Waste Management provide every new client with a comprehensive consultation on the most cost effective waste management solution for their specific needs.
Unit 9-10b, Building 4, Central Park Mallusk, Newtownabbey, BT36 4FS
028 9084 4445
PHS Waste Management UK
Clinical, dental and hazardous waste disposal and recycling, such as aerosols, light tubes and batteries. Part of the PHS Group, who have been operating in this field since 1963. The group has many years of experience dealing with a wide variety of wastes, particularly clinical waste management.
Bolton, Unit 36 Moss Road, Kearsley Industrial Estate, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL4 8LD
Providing a complete range of services for organisations looking to manage and recycle resources as efficiently as possible. The latest eco-technologies for clients, including Materials Recycling Facilities, Waste to Energy and Anaerobic Digestion. They collect, sort, treat and recycle the complete spectrum of materials and industry by-products.
Cawleys HQ, 1 Covent Garden Close, Luton, Bedfordshire LU4 8QG
0845 260 2000
Learning Light Ltd
A CIWM-WAMITAB approved training centre, Learning Light is the UK’s leading provider of certified waste management qualifications at levels 1 to 4.
These include the Operator Competence Certificate (OCC), for individuals who require completion of a CIWM/WAMITAB course.
The CIWM/WAMITAB Level 4 course, commonly known as the Certificate of Technical Competence (CoTC), is the most popular among them. This qualification is mandatory requirement for waste management facilities – a qualified individual needs to be on site for at least 20% of the time.
The training ensures that a qualified professional with the appropriate knowledge and expertise supervises safe working practices at every waste management or recycling facility.
Learn more about CIWM-WAMITAB waste management training over on the Learning Light website.
We hope the above list of top waste management companies and related service providers prove useful. Contact us if you’d like to add a company to the list.