waste management experts
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 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.view our services
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.view our facilities
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.view our innovation video
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.
Stephen Grundon and his father purchase their first internal combustion vehicle – a Pierce Arrow
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
Grundon introduce the wheeled trade waste system (or wheelie bin) - now used throughout the UK - for trade and household waste collection
Grundon builds the first environmentally acceptable clinical waste incinerator in the UK
Grundon commissions the latest state-of-the-art Materials Recovery Facility capable of handling 100,000 tonnes of waste a year
Launch of our Hax-Box service, ideal for disposing of small amounts of hazardous wastes including batteries, aerosols and small tins of paint
Lakeside Energy from Waste plant commences operation
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
Grundon becomes the first of the UK’s major waste industry players to go CarbonNeutral® across our entire road-going vehicle fleet
Grundon wins the prestigious NatWest Large Business Award at the Oxfordshire Business Awards
£3 million state-of-the-art aerosol recycling facility opens. The AeroPak is the world’s most advanced closed loop aerosol recycling system
Ground-breaking new agreement signed with construction industry leader MAN Enterprise to develop waste facilities across Middle East and Africa
Grundon launch the commercial waste industry’s first ultra-low emission hydrogen diesel dual-fuel waste collection vehicle
Launch of Paper Cup Recycling service aimed at helping to tackle the ‘mountain’ of 2.5 billion cups consumed annually in the UK
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic Grundon launched specialist services to support organisations, notably the disposal of test materials and deep cleaning programmes
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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 is to be integral to our customers’ activities, aspirations, development and success.
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.