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July 2017

O’Donovan delivers LoCITY training to its drivers

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, London’s leading independent waste management company, is continuing its commitment to raising professional standards across its workforce with the presentation of the LoCITY Driving course. The course is produced by LoCITY, Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS) Professional and Transport for London (TfL) to help drivers and transport managers save fuel and reduce […]

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June 2017

Jacqueline O’Donovan named ‘industry champion’ at the FTA Everywoman in Transport and Logistics awards 2017

Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, has been named as Industry Champion at this year’s FTA everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards. Jacqueline was recognised for her passion and drive to succeed in the sector since the age of 17, and her determination to fundamentally change and improve the transport and logistics industry […]

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June 2017

O’Donovan cleans up at Tip-Ex Tank-Ex awards 2017

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, one of London’s leading independent waste management companies, enjoyed a successful evening in Harrogate as it claimed two coveted titles at the Tip-ex Tank-ex Awards, in recognition of a hugely successful past 12 months. The Tip-ex Tank-ex awards recognise the individuals, teams and businesses leading the way in the tipper and tanker […]

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May 2017

O’Donovan on hand to promote road safety for all at Wembley 2017 Tour Series

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, one of London’s leading independent waste management companies, has been invited to run an Exchanging Places event at this year’s Tour Series, the televised competition involving some of Britain’s top Olympians and professional cyclists. This is the first time The Series has had an event in Wembley Park, an area undergoing a […]

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May 2017

Jacqueline O’Donovan receives Freedom of the City from the Worshipful Company of Carmen

Jacqueline O’Donovan, MD 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. Every year, Carmen assess the transport industry and honour outstanding individuals across surface transport, including road and rail, goods and passengers. Jacqueline was […]

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May 2017

O’Donovan reduces noise levels by 20 per cent with skip chain covers

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. Known for being an industry leader in innovation, O’Donovan is conscious of respecting the local community and has thus […]

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February 2017

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

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 […]

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December 2016

FORS partners with O’Donovan Waste Disposal for Road Safety Week

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has teamed up with FORS Gold member O’Donovan Waste Disposal for Road Safety Week to stage an ‘Exchanging Places’ event at St Bede’s School in Redhill. Road safety week is an annual event coordinated by Brake, the road safety charity which aims to inspire communities to take action on […]

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October 2016

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

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 […]

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October 2016

O’Donovan Waste Disposal secures European award for road safety

O’Donovan Waste Disposal travelled to Brussels this week to collect a European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) PRAISE award which recognises organisations that have taken outstanding measures to improve vehicle fleet safety. The European Conference on Road Safety at Work took place on 19 October and incorporated the awards ceremony. Winner in the SME category, O’Donovan […]

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October 2016

Drivers’ hours, should the law be changed? Take our quick survey

At O’Donovan we are asking Government to consider amending the Transport Act 1968 to review EU rules surrounding drivers’ hours and the restriction that means drivers can only work every other weekend. We are proposing that where drivers don’t work long hours or cover excessive mileage, companies adopt something similar to domestic rules, allowing drivers […]

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September 2016

Jacqueline O’Donovan honoured as Vitalise Business Woman of the Year 2016

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. Jacqueline was recognised not only for her business success, but for her passion and drive to improve her industry and the inspiration she […]

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September 2016

O’Donovan Waste Disposal sets standard for safety at 2016 SHD Logistics awards

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. The award recognises O’Donovan as leading the way with its safety initiatives; a […]

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September 2016

Jacqueline O’Donovan makes it three in a row with latest award win for leadership and innovation

Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd, has been honoured with the special Outstanding Commitment to Innovation Award by the British Irish Trading Alliance, in recognition of her outstanding leadership qualities, dedication to developing others through mentoring and innovative approach to improving industry safety. The award also celebrates Jacqueline’s hard work and commitment […]

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September 2016

O’Donovan Waste Sponsors Local Cycling Club’s Track

This month, O’Donovan Waste Disposal has teamed up with Pedal Power Cycling Club to sponsor the club’s track in time for their 12th anniversary. The safety-first logistics company is teaming up with charity, as part of its companywide commitment to promoting safe cycling for all. Pedal Power is the north London cycling club set up […]

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September 2016

O’Donovan Waste Disposal teams up with LCC to bring citywide BikeTubes to London

This September, London Cycling Campaign teams up with O’Donovan Waste Disposal to bring citywide BikeTubes to London. On Wednesday 14th September – Cycle to Work Day – the membership and campaigning charity and the family-run waste company will make sure more people get the support and encouragement they need to cycle to work for the […]

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July 2016

O’Donovan Waste Disposal leads the way in health and safety at Constructing Excellence Awards

O’Donovan Waste Disposal secured the coveted Health and Safety award at the 2016 Constructing Excellence in London and South East Awards last week. The awards, which brought together over 560 construction industry professionals, celebrated the best teams and organisations in the region. The award recognises O’Donovan as leading the sector with its safety initiatives; a […]

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June 2016

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

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. As part of the company’s commitment to CSR, O’Donovan represented the construction industry by bringing the Exchanging […]

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May 2016

David Lammy MP discusses local jobs, safer roads and CSR with O’Donovan Waste Disposal

Local family-run business O’Donovan Waste Disposal was visited by Tottenham MP David Lammy last week, to discuss its initiatives to make London’s roads safer for cyclists and its work with the local community. As part of his visit, Lammy had a tour of the 2 acre Markfield Road site and sat inside the exclusive Mercedes […]

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May 2016

O’Donovan unveils new waste processing facility

London’s leading construction and demolition waste management company, O’Donovan Waste Disposal, has unveiled its new material recycling facility in Alperton, West London. Opened by His Excellency Dan Mulhall, The Ambassador of Ireland to Great Britain, the new facility represents a £15m investment for O’Donovan that doubles the company’s waste processing capacity and importantly provides it […]

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April 2016

O’Donovan Waste Disposal leading the way with Road Haulage Association Driver CPC in-cab training for staff

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, London’s leading independent waste management company, has reaffirmed its commitment to excellence by enrolling one of their supervisors on the Road Haulage Association (RHA) driver CPC in-cab training. In a proactive move, O’Donovan commissioned its logistical supervisor, Paul Neal, to undertake the training on 21st-22nd March with the RHA, to improve the […]

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March 2016

Jacqueline O’Donovan wins Outstanding Woman in Construction award

Managing Director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, Jacqueline O’Donovan, was crowned Outstanding Woman in Construction at the prestigious Women in Construction Awards last week (23.03). Jacqueline O’Donovan has run the family firm, which provides waste management services to the construction and demolition sector, since 1984 and is a passionate pioneer of construction logistics safety and increasing […]

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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. The forward thinking waste operator has planned a series of topics which will be disseminated via social media, email and flyers, […]

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March 2016

Industry first Mercedes Benz Econic skip loader joins O’Donovan Waste Disposal’s fleet

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. The ground-breaking Mercedes Benz Econic 4×2 skip loader 1830L is the first vehicle of its kind to be commercially bought and […]

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March 2016

Jacqueline O’Donovan invited to judge prestigious Institute of Director awards

After winning last year’s esteemed Institute of Directors (IoD) Family Business Director of the Year award, Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, has been invited to be a judge on this year’s panel. The awards recognise professionals working in large corporates, small businesses, the public sector and charities who demonstrate leadership excellence. For […]

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March 2016

Driving compliance for O’Donovan Waste Disposal HGVs

45 HGV drivers at O’Donovan Waste Disposal have this month completed a one-day Staying Legal Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) course. In a proactive move, the company commissioned two courses for its drivers which were delivered out of hours and at its Tottenham Headquarters. Developed by Transport for London (TfL) in partnership with […]

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February 2016

O’Donovan Waste Disposal shares SME best practice at Transport Services Redbridge Event

O’Donovan Managing Director Jacqueline O’Donovan will this week be sharing her views and best practice at an event organised by Transport Services Redbridge and the Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport (CILT) on Wednesday 17 February. Speaking at the one day event, Jacqueline’s presentation entitled ‘Doing it right pays dividends’ will give delegates an SME […]

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December 2015

O’Donovan Waste Disposal’s green credentials secure Commercial Vehicle Management win at Fleet Hero awards

Last week’s Fleet Hero Awards saw O’Donovan Waste Disposal named winner of the Commercial Vehicle Management award for the third consecutive year, at the ceremony which celebrated the work of those organisations which have implemented solutions, policies and innovations to reduce their fleet’s carbon footprint and fuel costs. Organisations both large and small from across […]

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November 2015

O’Donovan to sponsor CILT Public Authority benchmarking club

In order to extend its reach with public authorities, one of London’s leading waste management companies O’Donovan Waste Disposal is sponsoring the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s (CILT) Public Authority Lean Benchmarking (Palmark) Club. As a Gold Corporate member of the CILT, O’Donovan opted to include sponsorship of the Institute’s Palmark Club, which was […]

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October 2015

O’Donovan Waste joins women cyclists at City of London Event

On Friday 25 September, the City of London hosted its first ‘Women’s Safer Cycling Day’ and one of London’s leading waste management companies, O’Donovan Waste Disposal supported the event by encouraging delegates to view the road from the perspective of a HGV driver. O’Donovan Waste Disposal provided a Scania Roll on Roll off bin lorry […]

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October 2015

O’Donovan Waste Disposal wins Brake Safe Vehicles Award

Yesterday’s prestigious Brake Fleet Safety Awards saw O’Donovan Waste Disposal named winner of the Safe Vehicles award at a glittering ceremony to reward those organisations who work to reduce the number of road crashes involving at-work drivers. The highly coveted Brake Fleet Safety Awards, which are held annually, this year saw more than 350 people […]

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September 2015

O’Donovan Waste Disposal updates on latest CLOCS working group

As one of the very first CLOCS Champions, O’Donovan Waste Disposal attended the most recent Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety (CLOCS) working group meeting, held this month in central London, in order to review the latest on the standard and hear from groups involved in the progression of CLOCS. Held bi-monthly, the ultimate aim of […]

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August 2015

O’DONOVAN WASTE DISPOSAL PUSHES BOUNDARIES WITH ECONIC TRIAL

As part of its ongoing campaign of initiatives to raise the bar in construction logistics safety, O’Donovan Waste Disposal is trialling a Mercedes-Benz Econic skip lorry. As part of the Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) programme, the company is carrying out a trial of the vehicle which was originally designed for municipal waste work, […]

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July 2015

O’Donovan Waste Disposal is Highly Commended in the SME of the Year Category in the 2015 Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards.

O’Donovan Waste Disposal is highly commended in the SME of the year category in the 2015 Constructing Excellence in London and the South East awards. This coveted award was presented on the 2nd July at an awards dinner at Lancaster London. Over 540 construction industry professionals attended the awards ceremony which has increased in size by […]

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June 2015

O’Donovan Waste Disposal appoints environmental manager

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, London’s leading waste management company, continues to demonstrate its commitment to operating to the highest levels of sustainability with the appointment of a new environmental manager. Naomi Cohen joins the 140-strong O’Donovan team to further improve on the company’s environmental performance across its logistics and waste operations, as well as dealing with […]

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June 2015

Vehicle management system investment pays off for O’Donovan Waste Disposal

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, London’s leading waste management company, has seen driver incidents drop by a quarter since investing in a bespoke operational management system (OMS) for its fleet of 85 vehicles. Last year, the company invested £80,000 in a system which is designed to improve driver performance in terms of safety and the environment. Data […]

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May 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. More than 60 waste-handlers, office staff and management at O’Donovan are currently undertaking the WAMITAB training, […]

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May 2015

Ongoing excellence delivers gold for O’Donovan Waste

Leading London waste management company, O’Donovan Waste Disposal has successfully gained its Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold accreditation for the fourth consecutive year; by demonstrating its commitment to improved safety and driver training. O’Donovan Waste, one of the only few independent companies to hold the FORS Gold standard, continues to make significant investments in […]

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April 2015

O’Donovan Waste Disposal MD wins coveted IoD award

Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of London’s leading waste management company based in Tottenham, O’Donovan Waste Disposal, has won the prestigious Institute of Directors (IoD) Family Business Director of the Year award. At a glittering ceremony held at the IoD’s headquarters on Pall Mall, Jacqueline O’Donovan was recognised by the judges of the IoD’s London and […]

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April 2015

O’Donovan Waste Disposal wins prestigious environmental award

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, London’s leading construction and demolition waste management company, has scooped the renowned Health, Safety and Environmental Skills Development title at the 16th annual Environment and Energy Awards. The category was hotly contested with stiff competition for the accolade from Barhale Trant Utilities, Haste, J Murphy & Sons and O-I. The award, which […]

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March 2015

O’Donovan Waste Disposal centre stage at CLOCS

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 at the Excel in London recently, with its unveiling of three innovative new truck designs. The purpose of the newly designed vehicles is to maximise road safety for […]

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March 2015

O’Donovan Waste Disposal invests in new site

London’s leading construction waste management company, O’Donovan Waste Disposal, is investing £15 million in a new processing facility in west London. Close to Hanger Lane, the three acre Alperton site adds to O’Donovan’s processing capacity and will boast an enclosed material reception and recycling facility that sorts and processes a myriad of construction and demolition […]

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March 2015

O’Donovan Waste Disposal MD made Fellow of the CILT

Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, London’s leading construction waste management company, has been made a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). In achieving the most prestigious status available within the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Jacqueline O’Donovan has demonstrated her experience in operating at the highest […]

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February 2015

Clocs champion O’Donovan Waste Disposal demonstrates the latest in safety excellence

In support of Transport for London’s (TfL) Construction Logistics & Cycle Safety (CLOCS) initiative, O’Donovan Waste Disposal is unveiling the latest in safety-optimised vehicles from its fleet at today’s CLOCS progress event. With construction schemes at a record high and an unprecedented population level, the focus is on construction logistics sector to deliver improved road […]

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January 2015

O’Donovan drives industry forward with CPC training

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, London’s leading independent waste management company, is continuing its commitment to raising professional standards across the waste industry with the launch of its own Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training. As well as furthering industry best practice, the programme aims to facilitate knowledge sharing across the waste sector. Believed to be the […]

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December 2014

Top Safety Accreditation for O’Donovan Waste Disposal

Leading London waste management company, O’Donovan Waste Disposal has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors. The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the […]

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November 2014

Energy Saving Trust announces the 2014 “Fleet Heroes”

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, London’s leading independent waste disposal expert has, for the second year running, been announced as winner of the Commercial Vehicle Management Award at the prestigious Fleet Hero Awards which took place in London. Michael O’Donovan, of O’Donovan Waste Disposal was presented with the award in recognition of the company’s extraordinary effort to […]

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November 2014

Jacqueline O’Donovan announced as NatWest everywoman Award finalist

Jacqueline O’Donovan of O’Donovan Waste Disposal has been chosen as a finalist in the Athena category for a woman running a business at the NatWest everywoman Awards 2014. 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 […]

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November 2014

O’Donovan Waste Disposal helps to transform London landmark

London’s leading independent waste management company, O’Donovan Waste Disposal, has secured the contract to remove all waste from the transformation of London’s iconic Battersea Power Station. The market-leading O’Donovan team was commissioned to take the job by J. Coffey Construction. O’Donovan was chosen by J. Coffey Construction to supply skips and roll on/ off bins […]

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September 2014

Mayor, TfL and London Councils launch consultation on UK’s first “Safer Lorries Scheme”

Safer Lorries Scheme will see lorries without sideguards and safety mirrors banned from London’s streets ‪ Scheme could be introduced by early next year ‪Ban would operate across London 24 hours a day, seven days a week London’s roads are set to become safer as Transport for London (TfL) and London Councils today began their […]

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July 2014

O’Donovan Waste Disposal wins Leadership & People Development Award for the second year in a row

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, London’s leading independent waste disposal expert, has won the Leadership & People Development Award at the prestigious Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards. O’Donovan was presented with the accolade, for the second year running, at a gala dinner at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London. O’Donovan was honoured at […]

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July 2014

O’Donovan Waste Disposal wins Motor Transport’s Training Award

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, London’s leading independent waste disposal expert, has been announced as winner of the Training Award at the prestigious national Motor Transport Awards in London. This is the biggest accolade received by the company in its 55 year history. Welsh actor and comedian Rob Brydon presented O’Donovan with the award, in front of […]

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June 2014

O’Donovan investing £80,000 in bespoke vehicle telematics

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, London’s leading waste management company, is investing £80,000 in telematics monitoring equipment for its vehicles to help deliver improved driver performance in terms of safety and the environment. The investment forms part of the company’s commitment to set the benchmark when it comes to commercial vehicle management, while the sustainability benefits delivered […]

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June 2014

O’Donovan Waste Disposal leads UK construction industry’s bid for safer roads

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, London’s leading independent waste management company, has been selected by Transport for London (TfL), to be one of the UK’s first Construction Logistics and Cycling Safety (CLOCS) Champions. The accolade is testament to the organisations ongoing efforts to lead its sector by already actively implementing the requirements within the Standard for Construction […]

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December 2013

O’Donovan Waste Disposal cleans up at Fleet Hero Awards 2013

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, London’s leading independent waste disposal expert has been announced as winner of the Commercial Vehicle Management Award at the prestigious Fleet Hero Awards which took place in London. Glen Davies from Transport for London presented Michael O’Donovan, of O’Donovan Waste Disposal with the award in recognition of the company’s extraordinary effort to […]

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June 2013

O’Donovan Waste Disposal wins Leadership & People Development Award at the Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards 2013

O’Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd has won the “Leadership & People Development Award” at the Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards. The highly coveted award was presented at a black-tie gala dinner at the Church House Conference Centre in London on 20 June. London’s largest independent waste management company, O’Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd […]

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June 2013

O’Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd turns heads with new lorry design

O’Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd has always been proud of their fleet of vehicles so when taking delivery of a new lorry recently – it came as no surprise when Michael O’Donovan came up with a different idea. Instead of the usual sign-writing, the new Scania was ‘Wrapped’ using an two old photographs of his Dad; […]

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June 2013

Jacqueline O’Donovan wins the prestigious Irish World London Business Woman of the Year Award 2012

Jacqueline O’Donovan is the Managing Director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd – London’s largest independent waste disposal company servicing the construction industry and the private sector. Family owned, the company was established in the 1950’s and today employs in excess of 100 people. The Irish World Newspaper is celebrating 25 years of continuous publication and […]

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June 2013

Rt Hon David Lammy visits O’Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd Tottenham Depot

The Tottenham MP David Lammy paid a visit to the O’Donovan Waste Disposal Tottenham Depot. He met with the Management Team and Staff to discuss the effects the Riots had on the day to day running of the business as well as on the local community. Mr. Lammy also discussed the recession and the impact […]

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