Founded in 1929 by Stephen Grundon, this family owned company is the largest privately owned waste management group in the UK. The company is well respected nationally for its professionalism and is acknowledged to be in the vanguard of waste management practice and innovation.
Grundon has developed from a local aggregate supply business into a national commercial group in the industrial services sector, with interests in:
In March 1990, the company invested £2 million to commission one of the world's most advanced high temperature clinical waste incinerators. Meeting all the existing EC pollution controls, Grundon had again initiated a major advancement in waste management ahead of the competition. This plant is currently being redeveloped as part of a long term integrated waste management strategy.
Grundon are also actively investigating alternative technologies for the management of all types of waste and have hydroclave facilities at Knowl Hill, near Maidenhead to treat low-grade clinical and healthcare wastes and animal by-product waste.
As a response to forthcoming changes in legislation, in 1995 Grundon invested £1 million in its first Materials Recovery Facility to sort waste materials for recycling. On the proven performance of this facility, the company has been awarded contracts with high profile public and private sector organisations who seek to increase the amount of waste they recycle.
Constant appraisal of market trends and a continuing investment in research and development are at the heart of Grundon's successful leadership in the market place. Current research includes hazardous waste collection from domestic premises, improved recycling facilities for domestic and industrial waste including hazardous materials and improved site restoration for leisure use on completed landfill sites.