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Waste Management – Why Collard?

Our waste management division delivers expert solutions for waste management projects.

We stand out in a competitive market for our extensive experience, innovation, environmental integrity and family values. All supported by adopting a self-delivery philosophy in everything we do.

Built on a solid financial foundation backed by the strength of the wider Collard Group, you can rest assured that we’re set up for long-term success and stability. Our multi-million demolition and enabling works division is growing exponentially, allowing us to continually invest in our business to secure our future for decades to come.

Our commitment to zero waste to landfill and net zero

Collard recognises the urgency of the climate change agenda and has become a champion in decarbonising for a greener, more sustainable future.

As well as driving down our own carbon footprint, we work with clients and the supply chain closely to help everyone in the industry reach their net zero carbon targets. Maximising recycling and minimising waste to landfill rates plays a big part in carbon reduction plans.

Circular economy in action

Since 1994 we’ve expanded and adapted our operations to become an end-to-end enabling partner for construction projects nationwide and a one-stop-shop for our customers.

From the demolition of complex structures to the diversion of recycled materials back into a project – we can manage it all from start to finish. This is the circular economy in action and stops around 98% of waste material going to landfill every year all whilst reducing our carbon footprint.

We’re able to do this through our nine national recycling facilities, where we segregate and process construction and demolition waste – to providing these materials with a second life and to help protect the environment.

Waste reporting & consultancy

The Collard Group take our environmental and recycling credentials seriously and we work closely with our customers to achieve the best recycling rates possible.  We provide a complete and fully transparent waste reporting solution and an online portal using live data as well as onsite visits to discuss the best and most cost effective way to segregate waste and to decide which containers suit your project.

We offer consultancy services to improve your waste management practices, reduce your costs, and reach your sustainability goals.  The more we help you to segregate your waste, the easier it is to recycle, and the lower the operational costs.

We advise on how to do this; including what type of containers you need, where they need to be placed, what signage you require, and how you get everybody onsite to put the right items in the right places.

We manage every aspect of waste management and materials handling. From helping you to organise your waste compound, to scheduling your waste collection.

As a Collard customer you can also take advantage of our online Customer Portal, which allows you access to your account 24 hours a day to review your collections, weight analysis, invoicing & a whole host of other features either from your desk or on the move.

The technology we use allows you to make informed decisions based on robust data. At every stage of the process, we collect information about how much waste you’re generating, the composition of your waste, and your recycling rate.

The data we accumulate on your project allows us to analyse the waste and offer suggestions that will not only save money but help you achieve the very best recycling results.

Meet the team

Our people make Collard what it is today – they’re at the heart of our business and success.

To provide the best possible service to our clients and customers – we attract talent from across the industry while developing our people and promoting from within.

Meet the key leaders and sales contacts below:

Lee Phelan

Divisional Managing Director - Environmental & RMC

Karen Collard

Group Director & Area General Manager

Paul Stocker

Area General Manager

Anthony Harris

Business Development Manager (Environmental - South)

Jim Skinner

Business Development Manager (Environmental - North)

Marc Adamson

Business Development Manager (Trade Waste)

Our customers

As a well-established business, we’ve built solid relationships with customers, suppliers, and industry bodies, which means we enjoy repeat business.

While we deliver most work in-house, our supply chain is integral to what we do. That’s why we go the extra mile to build loyalty and develop long-term relationships with all our supply chain partners.

As a company we highly recommend Collard whether it be for ready mix, aggregates, skips or muck away. We receive first class service from friendly professional staff. Our first point of call whenever possible.

Hugh Davis

D.R. Groundworks Ltd

Over the years I have used Collards for skip exchange, the removal of trade waste and their excellent wheelie-bin service. Every time I deal with the people there, I know that I will receive the highest level of customer service, cheerfulness and efficiency and at a very competitive price. Lovely company. Great people. Recommended.

John M


We’ve been using Collards for quite a few years now on our trade waste collections and have always found them very easy to work with. You can always get hold of someone on the phone & they can usually book in additional ad-hoc collections the next working day, which is vital for a business like ours. I’d highly recommend them as your trade waste collection provider.


Richfield Flooring

Provided a very reliable and professional service throughout the project within a live environment. Delivering excellent service to a site with many restrictions.

Bill McGrugan

Senior Site Manager, Stepnell (Kingsway Gardens Project)

The excellent service and recycling rate on this high profile, prestigious project helped us to meet our targets and secure a satisfied client. Thanks.

Richard Batterson

Project Manager (Newbury Racecourse)

A company committed to recycle and achieve maximum returns on site generated waste.”

Ray Willis

Senior Project Manager, Galliford Try (Chesil Street, Winchester)

Case Studies

Please explore below a range of waste management contracts in progress or completed: