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May 2017

O’Donovan receives Freedom of the City – BQ Live

Jacqueline O’Donovan, the managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, has been given the freedom of the City of London by The Worshipful Company of Carmen, in recognition of her dedication to the transport industry.


May 2017

O’Donovan reduces noise levels by 20% with skip chain covers – Recycling & Waste World

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, a London-based construction and demolition waste management company, has introduced skip chain covers to its fleet of skip lorries, resulting in a 20% decibel reduction in noise levels.


May 2017

O’Donovan reduces noise levels by 20% with skip chain covers – SHD Logistics

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, one of London’s leading construction and demolition waste management companies, has introduced skip chain covers to its fleet of skip lorries, resulting in an impressive 20 per cent decibel reduction in noise levels.


May 2017

O’Donovan reduces noise levels by 20% with skip chain covers – Transport Engineer

London construction and demolition waste management firm O’Donovan Waste Disposal has introduced skip chain covers to its fleet of skip lorries, resulting in a 20% decibel reduction in noise levels.


May 2017

O’Donovan reduces noise impact of skip lorries by 20% – Freight in the City

O’Donovan Waste Disposal is deploying noise-dampening skip chain covers across its fleet to enable quieter HGV movements in residential areas.


April 2017

O’Donovan Waste Disposal trials sheeting system offering unobscured view – Freight in the City

A new remote control sheeting system for trucks which allows drivers an unobscured view along the side of their vehicles is being trialled by O’Donovan Waste Disposal. Read more at http://freightinthecity.com/2017/04/odonovan-waste-disposal-trials-sheeting-system-offering-unobscured-view/#VBeLEthIRTE3eRMB.99


April 2017

O’Donovan trials sheeting system to protect vulnerable road users – SHD Logistics

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, one of London’s leading construction and demolition waste management companies, is trialling a new remote control sheeting system designed specifically with vulnerable road users in mind.


April 2017

O’Donovan trialling new sheeting system to protect vulnerable road users – CILT

O’Donovan Waste Disposal is trialling a new remote control sheeting system designed specifically with vulnerable road users in mind.  O’Donovan has worked closely with Transcover, the sheeting system manufacturers, who have designed and installed their UnderCover sheeting system to an O’Donovan Waste hookloader as part of a drive to consider cyclists and other vulnerable road […]


April 2017

O’Donovan is currently trying out a new remote control sheeting system – Transport & Logistics

O’Donovan is currently trying out a new remote control sheeting system that has been designed for the benefit for vulnerable road users.


April 2017

O’Donovan has been invited to attend the pilot for FORS – Transport & Logistics

The Waste Disposal company O’Donovan has been invited to attend the Pilot for the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, or FORS, Practitioner Recertification workshop. As one of the leading construction and demolition waste management companies in London, O’Donovan has been invited to attend the workshop.


April 2017

Waste not want not – The Construction Index

Jacqueline O’Donovan is a vocal champion of recycling, road safety and women in construction.


April 2017

O’Donovan chosen for pilot of FORS practitioner recertification workshop – UK Haulier

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, one of London’s leading construction and demolition waste management companies, has been invited to attend an exclusive Pilot for the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Practitioner Recertification workshop.


April 2017

Sadiq Khan’s timeframe for ULEZ unrealistic and misguided – London Loves Business

I was disappointed by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan last week. Within two years, only lorries with Euro VI engines will be permitted to enter the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) free of charge, exposing those who don’t have these engines to a £100 fee to enter the zone, from 8 April 2019


April 2017

O’Donovan Waste Disposal MD labels accelerating London ULEZ plans ‘financially impossible’ – Commercial Motor

Sadiq Khan’s plan for bringing forward London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to April 2019 is “extremely misguided”, according to the MD of O’Donovan Waste Disposal.


April 2017

London mayor’s ultra low emission zone plans are unrealistic, says waste MD – Recycling and Waste World

Jacqueline O’Donovan, MD of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, responds to the news that the mayor of London has set 8 April 2019 as the date for the introduction of the ultra low emission zone in the capital.


April 2017

O’Donovan chosen for pilot of FORS Practitioner Recertification workshop – CILT

O’Donovan Waste Disposal has been invited to attend an exclusive Pilot for the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Practitioner Recertification workshop.


March 2017

Jacqueline O’Donovan recognised for commitment to cycle safety – FORS Online

Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of FORS Gold member O’Donovan Waste Disposal, has been recognised for her commitment to cycle safety.


March 2017

Bidding fond farewell to ambassador to UK – Southern Star

Dan Mulhall will be a huge loss to the Irish community in Britain, but will be a great success in the United States.


March 2017

Secrets to business survival: ‘always look at new ways to innovate’ – The Guardian

Some industries are less vulnerable to developments in technology but still have to adapt to wider uncertainties, such as recession. Take O’Donovan Waste Disposal: Jacqueline O’Donovan is now managing director of the company, which was founded by her father in 1959.


March 2017

Jacqueline O’Donovan recognised for commitment to cyclist safety – CILT

Jacqueline O’Donovan, Managing Director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, was recognised for her commitment to cyclist safety in London, at the 30th anniversary of The Irish World Awards. Jacqueline was presented with the award in recognition of her passion and drive to fundamentally improve road safety in the capital and championing the protection of cyclists and […]


March 2017

Cycle award winning boss of waste management firm questions feasibility of mayor’s HGV rating system – road.cc

The cycle award winning managing director of a London waste management firm has claimed that the Mayor of London’s plans to ban 35,000 of the most dangerous HGVs from the capital’s roads are ‘unfeasible’. Jacqueline O’Donovan believes that direct vision cabs are ‘the way forward’ but says Sadiq Khan’s plans are ‘far too ambitious’ and […]


March 2017

Jacqueline O’Donovan recognised for commitment to cyclist safety at 30th Irish World Awards – UK Haulier

Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, was last night recognised for her commitment to cyclist safety in London, at the 30th anniversary of The Irish World Awards. Jacqueline was presented with the award in recognition of her passion and drive to fundamentally improve road safety in the capital and championing the protection of cyclists […]


February 2017

As a 19-year-old woman, it was hard to be taken seriously – The Telegraph

Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, talks about taking charge at a young age after losing her father, and improving the industry’s reputation.


February 2017

A response to Sadiq Khan’s Direct Vision Standard – Construction Manager

Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, explains why the London mayor’s fast-tracking of his ‘vision zero’ approach won’t work.


February 2017

Two more speakers confirmed for WDS 2017 – Demolition & Recycling International

Demolition & Recycling International is delighted to announce the names of two more speakers for this year’s World Demolition Summit (WDS), which takes place in London on Thursday November 2.


February 2017

Meet the woman who struck gold with garbage – London Loves Business

We spoke to Jacqui O’Donovan, MD of O’ Donovan Waste Disposal, in the interview we discuss the importance of looking after the environment as well the awards that Jacqui has has won!


January 2017

HGV proposals will hit industry hard – Evening Standard

On Sadiq Khan’s HGV proposal [“Bid to ban 35,000 HGVs”, January 24], direct vision is the way forward to improve HGV safety and we are champions of continued innovation.


January 2017

Khan’s HGV safety initiative berated – MRW

Leading waste operator in the capital calls proposal ’pie in the sky’


January 2017

Fast 50 2016 – CIWM Journal

Looking at the fastest growing companies in the waste and resources sector, the Fast 50 is a familiar annual marker for regular readers of the CIWM Journal.


January 2017

Picking up my father’s rubbish – Business Quarter

Jacqueline O’Donovan was just 19 when she took over the family’s waste disposal business following the sudden death of her father Joe. Today, O’Donovan Waste Disposal is a fast growing £19m turnover business employing 160 people…


January 2017

Why CSR is for life, not just for January – Huffington Post

New Years is often the time when businesses across the country rethink their CSR strategies, but I think this theory is flawed! Corporate Social Responsibility is a commitment that should always be at the heart of your operation, rather than a rushed job in the beginning of the year, only to be forgotten about later […]


January 2017

Do we give women leaders a hard time? – Management Today

Do female leaders have a harder time than their male counterparts? Well yes, of course. There’s abundant evidence that women start their careers as equals with men, but at each successive stage of advancement fewer and fewer of them make the cut.


January 2017

Pioneering leadership for future generations – The Phoenix Newspaper

Jacqueline O’Donovan, born at St Mary’s Hospital Paddington in the City of London is one of the most influential women in business whom you will ever meet.


December 2016

Cycling lobbyist junction proposals anger hauliers – Commercial Motor

Hauliers have reacted angrily to calls for junction rules to be overhauled so that drivers have to give way when turning. Cycling lobbyists, backed by the AA and former Olympian Chris Boardman, said safety would be boosted if drivers turning at a junction gave way to cyclists on the nearside, or pedestrians crossing the road […]


December 2016

The Interview – Focus

My biggest challenge is that I’m a woman in a man’s world


December 2016

Companies praised for helping to apply the road safety Brake -Fleet News

Brake has paid tribute to employers that chose to ‘make the pledge’ during Road Safety Week, to observe the Six ‘S’s and be slow, sober, secure, silent, sharp and sustainable


December 2016

Suggested changes to highway code “ill-considered”, say hauliers – Freight in the City

Calls for a universal rule ensuring drivers give way when turning at junctions have been branded unrealistic and “ill-considered” by hauliers.


December 2016

British Cycling calls for drivers turning left to give way to cyclists – Automotive Industry Digest

British Cycling is calling for a change in the Highway Code to give cyclists heading straight on priority over drivers turning left.


December 2016

British Cycling calls for drivers turning left to give way to cyclists heading straight on – Commercial Fleet

British Cycling is calling for a change in the Highway Code to give cyclists heading straight on priority over drivers turning left. The body has commissioned a report from a transport planning consultancy to investigate the move, but it has not been welcomed by several in the truck industry.


December 2016

Waste specialist MD slams British Cycling’s call for change to Highway Code – Recycling & Waste World

Jacqueline O’Donovan, MD of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, has said that British Cycling’s call for a change in the Highway Code to make drivers turning left give way to cyclists going straight ahead on the passenger side are “simply unrealistic”.


November 2016

Tottenham children have a road safety lesson from the driver’s seat – Haringey Advertiser

Youngsters picked up some top road safety tips in a tipper truck’s cabin. They had the chance to sit in the driver’s seat and learned about the relationship between cyclists, pedestrians and HGVs on London’s busy roads. O’Donovan Waste Disposal, a Tottenham-based family-run fleet operator, visited West Green primary and St John Vianney in Stanley […]


November 2016

O’Dovovan puts kids in the driving seat for Road Safety Week – UK Haulier

Local construction waste management company, with 85-strong fleet, educates school children about road safety in a bid to promote collaboration between cyclists, pedestrians and HGVs.


November 2016

The kids are in the driving seat for Road Safety Week – CILT

O’Donovan Waste Disposal visited two Tottenham schools this week as part of the UK’s biggest road safety event, Road Safety Week (21-27 November 2016). Coordinated by Brake, the road safety charity, Road Safety Week 2016 saw thousands of organisations, schools and community groups back the ‘Make the Brake Pledge’ campaign, helping to spread awareness about six […]


November 2016

O’Donovan puts kids in the driving seat during Road Safety Week – Commercial Fleet

O’Donovan Waste Disposal visited two Tottenham schools this week (21-27 November 2016) as part of Road Safety Week, to promote collaboration between cyclists, pedestrians and HGVs.


November 2016

Energy Saving Trust Fleet Hero finalists announced – Fleet News

The Energy Saving Trust has shortlisted 31 fleets, suppliers and vehicle manufacturers for the 2016 Fleet Hero Awards. The awards showcase organisations that have successfully reduced fuel bills and lowered their emissions and carbon footprint through better transport policies and improved fleet efficiency.


November 2016

The importance of getting kids road aware from an early age – Huffington Post

We are all familiar with the road safety talk you get when you are a child, and many of us have gone on to share the same words of wisdom with our children, but how can we be sure our concerns are being taken in?


November 2016

Should cyclists pay insurance to use public roads? – Recycling & Waste World

Jacqueline O’Donovan, MD of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, explains why she feels cyclists should change their behaviour when using public roads.


November 2016

Waste management company recognised with European fleet safety award – London Road Safety Council

One of London’s leading independent waste management companies has been recognised for the ‘outstanding measures’ it has taken to improve the safety of its vehicle fleet.


November 2016

Sharing the space – Transport Engineer

How have FORS and CLOCS affected UK truck operators – and not just those in London and the South East? Brian Weatherley hears it from the IRTE Conference expert panel. Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of North London-based O’Donovan Waste Disposal reminded delegates that construction vehicles are often in the press for the wrong reasons, especially in […]


October 2016

From London to New York CILT Palmark goes international – Materials Handling World

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s CILT Public Authority Benchmarking Club, Palmark, is delighted to announce that New York City has become its first international member. The Institute is also pleased to announce that O’Donovan Waste Disposal, one of the UK’s leading waste management companies, is to extend its sponsorship of Palmark to a […]


October 2016

O’Donovan Waste Disposal secures European award for road safety – Commercial Fleet

O’Donovan Waste Disposal has received a European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) Praise award which recognises organisations that have taken outstanding measures to improve vehicle fleet safety.


October 2016

Jacqueline O’Donovan named ‘Most Inspiring Business Woman’ at Best Business Women awards 2016 – Transport Monthly

Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, has been named as Most Inspiring Business Woman at this year’s Best Business Women Awards in Welwyn. Jacqueline was recognised for her passion and drive to succeed in a male-dominated industry since the age of 17, and her determination to fundamentally change the construction waste industry and […]


October 2016

O’Donovan Waste Disposal Boss Appointed to South East Centre Board – Building, Design and Construction

Managing Director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, Jacqueline O’Donovan, has been appointed to The South East Centre for The Built Environment non-executive Board, in recognition of her continued commitment to the construction sector.


October 2016

O’Donovan Waste Disposal MD scoops top business award – Agg Net

Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, has been honoured with the prestigious Business Woman of the Year award at this year’s Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards in Birmingham.


October 2016

Another honour for Jacqui – Irish World

The Head of a London Irish business has landed yet another accolade in recognition for her commitment to the construction industry. Jacqueline O’Donovan, Managing Director at O’Donovan Waste Disposal, was recently appointed to the non-executive board for the South-East Centre for the Built Environment (SECBE).


October 2016

O’Donovan Waste Disposal’s MD picks up top award – Transport Engineer

Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, has won a top business award, with judges citing her dedication to driving innovation and safety standards in the industry. O’Donovan (pictured) joins the likes of Baroness Karren Brady and Hilary Devey CBE in winning the Business Woman of the Year accolade, presented at the Women of […]


October 2016

Jacqueline O’Donovan Gains Woman Of The Year Title – Family Business United

Jacqueline O’Donovan, MD of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, has been honoured with the prestigious Business Woman of the Year award at this year’s Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards in Birmingham.


October 2016

Business boss and TV personality Jacqueline O’Donovan is determined to lead an industry campaign to change the Transport Act 1968 – Skip Hire Magazine

As viewers recently discovered via the TV show ‘The Job Interview’, when Jacqueline O’Donovan makes her mind up about something, it usually becomes a fact. The straight talking MD at London-based O’Donovan Waste Disposal became a Twitter sensation with her straight-shooting approach to the Channel 4 show. Better known in the sector as head of […]


October 2016

Waste boss ‘overwhelmed’ by award – MRW

The managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal has said she was “overwhelmed” to win the Vitalise Business Woman of the Year Award.


October 2016

Jacqueline O’Donovan named Vitalise Business Woman of the Year – Commercial Fleet

Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, has been named Business Woman of the Year at this year’s Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards in Birmingham.


October 2016

O’Donovan scoops safety award – SHD Logistics

O’Donovan Waste Disposal is a company that has impressed SHD Logistics on two fronts. Firstly, the behaviour of its drivers on London’s roads and the condition of – and equipment fitted to – its vehicles have for a long time been scrutinised favourably by SHD Logistics’ Editor on his daily cycle commute to the office.


October 2016

Call for relaxation to law on drivers’ hours – Commercial Fleet

The Government is being urged to relax the rules relating to truck drivers’ hours following the vote to leave the European Union.


October 2016

Fleet operator says cycling groups should stop ‘playing the victim’ – Commercial Fleet

Cycling groups should stop moaning and start educating their members, rather than criticising the latest Government road safety campaign. That’s according to Jacqueline O’Donovan, MD of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, one of London’s leading independent waste management companies.


October 2016

Sadiq Khan’s HGV plan is too ambitious by far – Construction News

There is an issue around road safety that we as HGV operators and cyclists have a joint responsibility to tackle together.


October 2016

Cycling UK welcomes star rating to push most dangerous lorries out of the capital – road.cc

The campaign group Cycling UK has endorsed the London Mayor’s announcement that he will “ensure the most dangerous zero star-rated lorries are removed from our roads”.


September 2016

Train cyclists to be more road-aware – Evening Standard

Cycling groups are spending too much time accusing drivers and not enough time on the issues that matter when it comes to road safety.


September 2016

Solving the skills shortage in logistics – MRW

In July, a report from the Transport Committee shed a startling light on the shortfall of skilled drivers within the road haulage sector, with estimations being between 45,000 and 60,000. At the time, I spoke out about how I hoped this announcement would act as an incentive to the Government to help channel new recruits […]


September 2016

Solving the logistics skills shortage – Transport Operator

Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, offers her take on how industry should seek to inspire the next generation


September 2016

O’Donovan Waste Disposal Wins Safety Award – Transport & Logistics

O’Donovan Waste Disposal has secured the coveted Safety award at the 2016 SHD Logistics Awards. The awards were held last week in Birmingham during the International Materials Handling Exhibition, bringing together more than 500 professionals from the logistics industry to celebrate the best individuals, teams and businesses.


September 2016

O’Donovan Waste Disposal sets standards for safety – UK Haulier

O’Donovan Waste Disposal secured the coveted Safety award at the 2016 SHD Logistics Awards. The awards, held during the International Materials Handling Exhibition in Birmingham last week, brought together over 500 logistics industry professionals to celebrate the best businesses, teams and individuals.


September 2016

Cycle to Work Day with London BikeTubes – London Cycling Campaign

On one of the warmest September days since 1911, over a hundred commuters swapped the heat of the tube for the breeze of their bike and joined one of our 13 led rides to their workplace for this year’s Cycle to Work Day.


September 2016

Safety-conscious London fleet to showcase developments at Van and Truck session – Commercial Fleet

The dual demands of safer and greener vehicles, will be in the spotlight as Jacqueline O’Donovan leads a plenary session at next week’s Commercial Fleet Van and Truck event.


September 2016

Citywide BikeTubes Brought to London by O’Donovan Waste Disposal and LCC Partnership – Transport & Logistics

This month, the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) have teamed up with O’Donovan Waste Disposal, to bring citywide BikeTubes to the capital.


September 2016

Londoners ride “Bike Tubes” to work – Road CC

A series of led rides guided new cycle commuters in to the city to celebrate Cycle to Work day


August 2016

How I ran my family business aged 19 – Virgin.com

Running a family business is not easy, but taking it on at the age of 19 is even more challenging. Jacqueline O’Donovan of O’Donovan Waste Disposal shares her story…


August 2016

Family business: classic mistakes and how to avoid them – Natwest Content Live

Family firms are the backbone of the UK economy, generating more than a quarter of UK GDP between them. We look at strategies to help keep business booming.


August 2016

How to spot the right candidate for your company – We are the City

Searching for the ideal candidate can be a long and drawn out process and making sure they are the right fit for the company is a challenge. Recently, I was invited to be on Channel 4’s The Job Interview to search for a new Business Manager, a fantastic experience, which saw me interview a number […]


August 2016

Letters to the editor: Safety concerns reduce cycling – Evening Standard

The sustained level of cycling funding in London, started under a Labour mayor, means we have seen a significant shift to people using bikes as a mainstream form of transport. Yet concerns about safety remain a major barrier to people getting on their bikes in London, as confirmed by a 2014 Transport for London report.


August 2016

Shocking shortage must galvanise driver recruitment – Construction News

A recent report from the transport committee shed light on the startling shortfall of skilled drivers in the road haulage sector, with estimates ranging between 45,000 and 60,000.


August 2016

How to stamp your authority as a woman in a man’s world – what it means to be a woman in the logistics industry – UK Haulier

Last month, the Transport Committee released a report on driver shortages in the haulage sector and it revealed that out of the 400,000 people holding a LGV licence and a Driver CPC, only 8 percent were women.


August 2016

Can business leaders and employees be friends? – Director

Senior managers are expected to be more approachable and sociable with their staff than ever before – but can business leaders and employees be friends, and should they? Jacqueline O’Donovan talks to the Institute of Directors.


July 2016

What Theresa May will mean for women in traditionally male dominated roles – We are the city

Jacqueline O’Donovan, Managing Director, O’Donovan Waste Disposal, writes about Theresa May’s appointment and what it means for women.


July 2016

Firm’s high-viz cabs to tackle cycle deaths – Irish World

Innovative London Irish waste disposal company O’Donovan’s is investing in training and trucks to bring down the death toll


July 2016

Jacqueline O’Donovan interviewed by BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine

Last week Jacqui spoke to Jeremy Vine on the subject of high vision lorries and O’Donovan’s recent investment to improve safety on London’s roads.


July 2016

Jacqueline O’Donovan wins 2016 Constructing Excellence gong – Recycling and Waste World

Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, recently took home the Achiever of the Year Award at the 2016 Constructing Excellence in London & South East Awards.


July 2016

Jacqueline O’Donovan wins Achiever of the Year in the 2016 Constructing Excellence in London & South East Awards – CILT

Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, took home the coveted Achiever of the Year Award at the 2016 Constructing Excellence in London & South East Awards last week.


July 2016

Brake’s Fleet Safety Awards finalists revealed – Fleet Point

Safety-conscious organisations from across the globe have made it through to the final stage of Brake’s Fleet Safety Awards 2016.


June 2016

London primary children taught HGV road safety awareness – Freight in the City

O’Donovan Waste Disposal took part in an HGV awareness event at the Sir John Cass Foundation Primary School last week, teaching children how to stay safe around lorries on London’s busy roads.


June 2016

O’Donovan puts school children in the driving seat at City of London Road Safety Day – UK Haulier

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, London’s leading independent waste management company, has been inspiring and educating school children this week, as part of the City of London Corporation’s Road Safety Day at Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School on Tuesday.


June 2016

Battle to protect infrastructure spending begins – The Construction Index

Business leaders met with government yesterday to discuss how to keep the economy working while restructuring it for life outside the European Union.


June 2016

O’Donovan puts kids in the driving seat – SHD Logistics

Waste management company O’Donovan Waste Disposal has been inspiring and educating school children as part of the City of London Corporation’s Road Safety Day at Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School.


June 2016

Brexit is increasing uncertainty, say waste disposal experts – Energy and Environment Management

Britain’s decision to leave the EU will increase uncertainty in the waste disposal industry, according to experts.


June 2016

7 lessons for women in a male-dominated industry – ILM

On Women in Engineering Day, Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, talks about her strategies on coping in a male-dominated industry


June 2016

O’Donovan puts school children in the driving seat at City of London Road Safety Day – Recycling & Waste World

London-based O’Donovan Waste Disposal has been inspiring and educating school children as part of the City of London Corporation’s Road Safety Day at Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School.


June 2016

What I have learnt from being a female director in a male-dominated industry – We are the City

A few years ago, it was reported that women account for only 10 per cent of the construction workforce – a low, yet unsurprising number.


May 2016

Industry unimpressed by mayor’s clean air zeal – The Construction Index

Hauliers in the capital have voiced opposition to new London mayor’s plans to combat air pollution.


May 2016

O’Donovan unveils new waste processing facility – North London Chamber of Commerce

London’s leading construction and demolition waste management company, O’Donovan Waste Disposal, has unveiled its brand new materials recycling facility in Alperton, West London.


May 2016

O’Donovan Waste Disposal urges Sadiq Khan not to accelerate ULEZ plans – Freight in the City

London operator O’Donovan Waste Disposal has urged new mayor Sadiq Khan to give the road transport industry more time to adjust to the tough new emissions rules he plans for the capital.


March 2016

Jacqueline O’Donovan wins Outstanding Woman in Construction award

Managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, Jacqueline O’Donovan, has been crowned ‘Outstanding Woman in Construction’ at the recent Women in Construction Awards.


March 2016

O’Donovan Waste Disposal launches 2016 safety campaign

In a bid to share safer operating practices with other businesses, O’Donovan Waste Disposal has launched a campaign for 2016 to help raise awareness of a range of safety themes when driving for work.


March 2016

O’Donovan parades Mercedes Benz Econic skip loader

O’Donovan Waste Disposal unveiled its latest fleet additions at yesterday’s (23 March 2016) CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety) Progress event, staged at the ExCel Centre, London.


March 2016

First skip loader edition of Mercedes Benz Econic joins O’Donovan fleet

O’Donovan Waste Disposal is taking delivery of the UK’s first Mercedes Benz Econic 4×2 skip loader 1830L.


March 2016

O’Donovan Waste Disposal reveals industry-first Mercedes Benz Econic skip loader

As part of its ongoing aim of raising the bar in construction logistics safety, O’Donovan Waste Disposal is unveiling brand new additions to its fleet at today’s Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) exhibition.


February 2016

CILT – Why a unified approach is key to solving our skills shortage crisis

Jacqueline O’Donovan, FCILT discusses how the skills shortage within the waste and logistics sectors is increasing competition for good drivers, and what we can all do to solve the crisis before it is too late.


November 2015

Fleet News – Brake announces date for 2016 Fleet Safety Conference

Road safety charity Brake has announced details for its 2016 Fleet Safety Conference. Taking place at the St John’s Hotel, Solihull on Thursday 26 May 2016, the conference will cover topical issues including protecting vulnerable road users, engaging drivers with safety, and managing high-risk drivers. The agenda will feature presentations from both public and private […]


November 2015

The drive for data

Data and benchmarking is important. There is no getting around this fact. Managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, Jacqueline O’Donovan, discusses why data is so important, the value of good information and the industry issues strong statistics can address.


September 2015

Visible results from new HGVs, CLOCS group is told

Early findings from research show that improved visibility from newly designed HGVs outweighs any of the perceived downsides, a recent CLOCS working group meeting was told.


August 2015

O’Donovan in CLOCS trial of ‘unconventional’ Mercedes skip lorry

London-based operator O’Donovan Waste Disposal is trialling a Mercedes-Benz Econic skip lorry as part of the Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) programme.


July 2015

Why are HGV lorries so dangerous and how can the industry make London’s streets safer for cyclists?

Since 2008, more than half of the bike fatalities in London involved lorries. Rosamund Urwin asks HGV drivers why


June 2015

Cyclists Demand National Lorry Safety Crackdown

HGVs in London will soon face fines if they fail safety standards – and campaigners want this scheme to be enforced nationwide.


June 2015

London operator O’Donovan uses IT to slash driver incidents and insurance claims

London operator O’Donovan Waste Disposal has seen driver incidents and insurance claims fall significantly since investing in an operational management system…


June 2015

O’Donovan Waste Disposal industry leader for WAMITAB training

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, London’s leading waste management company, has again demonstrated its continued commitment to excellence by offering the NVQ level 2 and 3 Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board (WAMITAB) training courses to all of its staff.


May 2015

O’Donovan Waste Disposal achieves Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme gold standard

London waste management company O’Donovan Waste Disposal has successfully gained its Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) gold accreditation for the fourth consecutive year.


April 2015

Demolition contractors are successfully reinventing themselves as experts in waste management. William Boot reports

Not so long ago around a third of all waste going to landfill originated from construction and demolition sites, according to official estimates. But in the past couple of decades, recycling and re-use has reduced this contribution massively.


April 2015

O’Donovan Waste Disposal scoops environmental award at Birmingham ceremony

O’DONOVAN Waste Disposal added another trophy to its cabinet this month after scooping a prestigious gong at Britain’s annual Environment and Energy Awards.


March 2015

HGVs in London trial safety equipment

New equipment is being trialled in London to try and improve the safety records of trucks and lorries.


March 2015

DAF Trucks and Intelligent Telematics to trial vehicle camera technology as part of London road safety initiative

Intelligent Telematics has teamed up with DAF Trucks to trial the benefits of vehicle cameras as part of a road safety initiative that will take place in London over the next 12 months.


March 2015

O’Donovan Waste Disposal acts as safety ambassador

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, one of the UK’s leading construction waste specialists, stole centre stage at Transport for London’s (TfL) Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety (CLOCS) progress event


February 2015

CLOCS champion O’Donovan reveals three safer trucks

Three new safety-optimised trucks were shown by CLOCS (TfL’s Construction Logistics & Cycle Safety imitative) champion O’Donovan Waste Disposal at yesterday’s (26 February 2015) CLOCS Progress event.


February 2015

O’Donovan Waste Disposal unveils safety-optimised vehicles at CLOCS event

O’Donovan Waste Disposal will unveil three new lorries, which have factory-fitted innovative safety features, at the Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety (CLOCS) event today (February 26).


January 2015

Building A Sustainable Construction Industry

Construction projects now consistently achieve average recycling rates of nearly 70%, but the last few percentage points present the biggest challenge. O’Donovan Waste Disposal’s Jacqueline O’Donovan explores whether zero construction waste to landfill is really possible


November 2014

Jacqueline O’Donovan, O’Donovan Waste Disposal

When her father passed away suddenly, the then 17 year Jacqueline was thrust into a family business that she neither fully understood nor was qualified to work in.


October 2014

Waste Disposal & Recycling – Training Wheels

Between 2004 and 2012, 97 workers in the waste industry were killed and 3,722 suffered major injuries. HSE says it is one of the most dangerous professions.


July 2014

Safer Lorries Scheme: consultation begins

Transport for London (TfL) and London Councils have begun their consultation on the Safer Lorries Scheme, which will see a ban on lorries that do not have safety equipment to protect cyclists and pedestrians from the capital’s streets.


November 2014

Cycle deaths spark call for road safety

With six cycling-related deaths in thirteen days in London it is clear that something is fundamentally wrong with cycling in the capital.