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McGrath Waste Management, London


The McGrath Group is one of the leading suppliers of waste management, waste to energy and recycling services in London and the South East.  It was established in East London in 1972.

We ensure that we remain at the cutting edge of recycling technology. Over the course of almost fifty years we have assiduously built our reputation for innovation, embracing technological advances where they increase efficiency and improve our client services.

Our key core priority is to optimise the recycling process for all the materials we manage. The McGrath Group acknowledges the importance of achieving and exceeding the needs and expectations of our clients. Providing total client satisfaction is firmly embedded into all our business activities.

We provide resource management services which include the containment, collection, recycling and marketing of construction, commercial, industrial and public sector waste materials. The core of our success, and the continued growth and development of our business, is our focus on delivering the highest possible levels of service to our clients. We continually innovate, whilst engaging with our clients, to ensure we can meet the highest environmental standards and our clients developing needs.

The McGrath Group is accredited to various trade bodies and accreditations including PAS 402:2013. We also operate an integrated management system which is certificated against international standards ISO 45001:2018 (Health & Safety Management), ISO 9001:2015 (Quality), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental) and ISO 5001:2011 (Energy) and ensures our products and services are supplied safely, consistently and sustainably. Please see our certificates and licenses here.

Waste processing hierarchyWe are committed to supporting the waste industry in its journey towards a truly sustainable approach. This gives you the reassurance that by using our MRF facilities in London you and your clients are making a tangible contribution to the reduction, recycling and recovery of waste materials. We have a waste transfer station in easy reach of central London and the City which includes wharf waste facilities.  We are pioneers at the conversion of London waste to energy generating RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel).

Our Research & Development and Commercial teams work closely to identify innovative recycling technologies and end-uses for the materials we process.

Our commitment to the continued professional development of our staff is delivered through programmes of specialist vocational training.  Operational teams receive dedicated guidance in plant, equipment and transport with on-going safety driving training programmes.  All client-facing staff are given regular training in customer care techniques.

The McGrath Group is committed to ensuring the health & safety of our employees, customers, and the general public by reducing the risk of all work-related road traffic accidents.

We are continuously investing in our people and the latest technology to enable us to deliver the highest quality service. We believe in building long standing trading relationships with our clients and our reputation is an important indicator of our success.

The McGrath Group acknowledges the importance of achieving, and exceeding, the needs and expectations of our clients. Providing total client satisfaction is a fundamental part of delivering our client focused service and is firmly embedded into all our business activities. We strive to be perceived by our customers as a company whose products, services and support consistently exceed those of our competitors.

Latest News

Record recycling rates at London City Airport13 Oct 2020

We are proud to be providing our recycling and waste management collection services to one of Europe

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Providing a vital service in 202013 Oct 2020

As the UK entered it’s first lockdown in March the Government acknowledged the integral role o

NQA Covid Secure
NQA COVID secure verification13 Oct 2020

We are pleased to confirm that the McGrath Group has received NQA COVID secure status.

Current Waste Performance

Last Updated: 05/02/2021
Link-up qualified by auditFORS - Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme - SilverExor accreditationBritish Institute of Facilities Management corporate memberThe Recycling AssociationCLOCS - Construction Logistics and Community SafetyNational Maritime Development GroupBrake: the road safety charityUnited Resource Operators ConsortiumRDF memberRISQS