about us

Waste management experts
since 1929

Grundon is the UK’s largest family-owned supplier of integrated waste management and environmental services. Founded in 1929, we have developed a distinctive approach that has helped us to maintain a leading position within the waste industry. This approach is underpinned by our commitment to quality of service, innovation and technical progress, together with a genuine and demonstrable concern for the environment.

our services

our services

Our total waste management service includes the collection, treatment, recovery, recycling and disposal of non-hazardous waste streams, in addition to dealing with all aspects of hazardous waste, including contaminated waste, clinical and healthcare waste, and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). We also offer additional services, including special event waste management and industrial cleaning services.

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our facilities

our facilities

We own and operate a range of industry-leading, state-of-the-art treatment facilities, enabling Grundon to offer our customers the most modern, compliant and environmentally friendly methods of recycling and waste disposal.

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innovation – it’s in our DNA

Grundon is a company born out of innovation. Our passion and fearless pursuit for improvement, progression and invention is as alive today as it was when we were formed in 1929. We listen to both the needs of our customers and wider society, adding value through innovation.

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our history

Founded in 1929, we are one of the UK’s leading providers of waste management and environmental services. We take great pride in our heritage and our distinctive approach, which is true to our family values.

1929
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Stephen Grundon and his father purchase their first internal combustion vehicle – a Pierce Arrow

1979
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Grundon undertakes a worldwide survey of waste collection and disposal techniques throughout Europe and North America and bring the Front End Loader vehicle to the UK

1982
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Grundon introduce the wheeled trade waste system (or wheelie bin) - now used throughout the UK - for trade and household waste collection

1990
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Grundon builds the first environmentally acceptable clinical waste incinerator in the UK

1996
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Grundon commissions the latest state-of-the-art Materials Recovery Facility capable of handling 100,000 tonnes of waste a year

2005
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Launch of our Hax-Box service, ideal for disposing of small amounts of hazardous wastes including batteries, aerosols and small tins of paint

2010
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Lakeside Energy from Waste plant commences operation

2014
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Grundon opens a purpose-built plant for the treatment and recovery of road sweeper waste. It is capable of processing around 25,000 tonnes of road sweepings a year

2014
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Grundon becomes the first of the UK’s major waste industry players to go CarbonNeutral® across our entire road-going vehicle fleet

2015
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Grundon wins the prestigious NatWest Large Business Award at the Oxfordshire Business Awards

2016
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£3 million state-of-the-art aerosol recycling facility opens. The AeroPak is the world’s most advanced closed loop aerosol recycling system

2017
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Ground-breaking new agreement signed with construction industry leader MAN Enterprise to develop waste facilities across Middle East and Africa

our board

Norman Grundon has been Chairman of Grundon Waste Management since 1993. He has developed the family business to become one of the UK’s most successful waste management companies.

Norman Grundon

Chairman

Neil began working for Grundon Waste Management in 1992. He considers ongoing professional development essential to ensure the company’s future growth and continuity and works to build shareholder value for Grundon through responsible innovation.

Neil Grundon

Deputy Chairman

Clayton joined Grundon in 1989 at the age of 16. Clayton supports Grundon’s new projects, encourages employees in their professional development so the business can meet the changing needs of customers and employees. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ACCA.

Clayton Sullivan-Webb

Managing Director

Stephen joined Grundon in 1989. He is accredited in Occupational Health & Safety and Business Administration and qualified in Hazardous Waste Landfill and Treatment. He has grown Grundon’s hazardous and clinical waste division and secured significant investment in a carbon negative aggregate manufacturer. He has directed a business wide prioritisation of health, safety and environmental compliance.

Stephen Roscoe

Technical Director

Bradley joined Grundon Waste Management’s sales team in 1996, direct from school. His tenacity and natural sales ability was evident early, and by 2013 he had become Grundon’s Sales & Marketing Director. Bradley spearheads Grundon’s commercial functions, sets strategy and leads his teams to better support Grundon customers.

Bradley Smith

Sales & Marketing Director

Philip joined Grundon in June 2018 as Estates Director. He is responsible for strategic leadership and management of the Estates, Aggregates, and PED (Projects Engineering & Design) department

Philip Atkinson

Estates Director

The Grundon Way

Since the Grundon story began in 1929, the company has always had strong ethics and a unique identity, which has long been respected throughout the waste management and aggregates markets. As the business has grown, diversified and developed throughout the years, we have managed to maintain our own distinctive style and culture.

At Grundon, we create long-term value through the effective use of our resources, expertise and relationships. We manage these, in line with our core values, which influence how we behave and are integral to everything that we do.

We call this 'The Grundon Way'.

our vision

Our vision is to be integral to our customers’ activities, aspirations, development and success.

our mission

To deliver a first class customer experience, whilst maintaining environmental integrity and providing a safe and healthy workplace. We achieve this through continuous improvement, development and investment in our people and facilities.

our values

Passionate

Passionate

Creative

Creative

Customer focused

Customer focused

One team

One team

Responsible

Responsible

Empowering

Empowering

Quality driven

Quality driven

Expert

Expert

Professional

Professional