About Us

O’Donovan (Waste Disposal) Ltd in its earliest form was started by Joe O’Donovan in the 1950’s. A native of West Cork in Ireland, he was a popular figure and a great character who quickly built a reputation for a man who did what he promised. When Joe died suddenly at the age of 51, his young family took control of the then small business. All four siblings have worked together since to continue that legacy.

Today, with Jacqueline as Managing Director, O’Donovan (Waste Disposal) Ltd is one of London’s largest and leading independent waste management companies. With HQ based in North London and four depots, O’Donovan employs over 160 staff and has an impressive array of fleet and plant, standing out as a forward-thinking industry leader. Offering Skip hire and Roll on/off Bins, Waste Management, Tipper and Grab Lorry services, Recycled Aggregates and screening, Roadsweepers, Wheelie Bins and collection and finally Demolition Services, O’Donovan Waste continue to focus on providing an excellent service to surpass our clients expectations.

As an independent, family run company with a female Managing Director, O’Donovan is unique in our outlook and vision for the future. We have environmental performance in the foreground of our business planning. We realise the benefits of sustainability applies, not only to the company but to the environment and to our clients. We have taken several initiatives, driven by senior management commitment and support from staff, to reduce our carbon emissions and introduce better environmental practices, contributing to us becoming a greener business. This is reflected in our FORS Gold Standard achievement and our award for ‘Green Business Innovators’ presented by Middlesex University

We are a business with deep environmental, ethical and social responsibility. O’Donovan (Waste Disposal) Ltd are passionate about our industry and we will continue in our quest to improve sustainability, driving change, focusing on delivering quality services while furthering the environmental education of staff and clients.