R Collard

Century of Success

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Our business was founded in 1994 but our history in the waste sector stretches back generations. We’re proud of our heritage and excited for our future; driven by a passion to continue to lead the way in demolition and waste.

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Frederick Collard (Robert’s Grandfather) Starts a food waste collection business in Eversley, Hampshire


Michael Collard (Robert’s father) runs a landfill site at Eversley. Robert begins working for his father in the late 1970’s


Michael starts a waste collection business: M Collard Ltd


Robert starts RJC Services; a sole trader providing mobile plant repairs


Robert Establishes R Collard Ltd, purchases his first lorry and digger and completes his first major demolition job for Bloor Homes


We buy our first brand new lorries: two eight-wheel tippers


We sign a lease for a small corner of Eversley Haulage Park


We win our first £1m demolition project. The Sun Printing Works at Watford

Crane Tested Skips


We buy our first waste plant and enter the skip hire market.


Our Aldershot recycling site opens.


We become members of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors


Robert’s father retires and we purchase his business, M Collard Ltd, and the Reading Recycling Facility


  • Our Metals Recycling Centre in Wokingham Opens
  • Robert becomes chairman of the NFDC (London & Southern Counties)
  • Listed in the Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100
  • Awarded FORS Gold accreditation


We win demolition contract of the year at the British Demolition Awards New £1m state-of-the-art concrete plant opened


Our ready mix concrete gets the BSI Kitemark We acquire Raymond Brown Waste Solutions with three additional recycling facilities We hit £50m turnover


We launch our four new divisions with a refreshed brand: contracting, environmental, aggregates and ready mix concrete. Our new fixed line crushing plant is operational in Eversley


We get a double win at the National Recycling Awards New recycling plants acquired for Nursling, Chilton and Ewshot


Multi-Million pound investment in Reading, Southampton and Andover recycling facilities We acquire Amiante STR, bolstering our asbestos capabilities

2023 and Beyond

The Journey to £100m, zero waste to landfill and net zero