Having left his native County Cork in Ireland with ambitions of starting a business, O’Donovan (Waste Disposal) Ltd was started in its earliest form by Joe O’Donovan in 1959. Tragedy struck when Joe died suddenly at the age of 51, leaving his young family to take control of the business. All four siblings worked together to keep the company going. Today, with Jacqueline as the Managing Director, O’Donovan is one of London’s leading independent waste management companies employing over 160 staff and offering  Skip hire and Roll on/off Bins, Waste Management, Tipper and Grab Lorry services, Recycled Aggregates and screening, Roadsweepers, Wheelie Bins and Demolition Services.

O’Donovan (Waste Disposal) Ltd has greener initiatives and environmental performance in the foreground of our business planning. We realise that the benefits of sustainability applies, not only to the company but to the environment and to our clients. We are passionate about our industry and have taken several initiatives, driven by commitment and support from the top management and staff, to reduce our carbon emissions and introduce better environmental practices, contributing to us becoming a greener business. This is reflected also in our FORS Gold Standard achievement and our award for ‘Green business Innovators’ presented by Middlesex University.

Alperton Material Recycling Facility

Our operation is growing continuously and in 2016 we expanded into a brand new waste processing facility in Alperton, Wembley to expand on our four depots in North London. With its 24/7 licence, this site enables us to handle more materials than ever before. Sustainability is paramount for us and we look to protect what we currently have and also for our future generations. The key focus for Alperton is to enable us to recycle as much as possible into recoverable and reusable materials and remove reliance on dwindling  virgin materials.