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Group Services

Group Services

Trade Waste Bins
The Waste Division provides wheeled bins to shops, bars, restaurants and other businesses that produce a regular amount of waste. The bins range from 240 ltr to 1100 ltr for general waste, mixed recycling, cardboard and glass and they can be supplied with locks if necessary.

Front End Loader (FELs) containers provide a cost effective solution for businesses that produce medium to larger amounts of recyclable or general waste. They replace the need for numerous wheeled bins and are perfect for close proximity waste deposit. Our FEL’s take up a small area yet still securely hold 6, 8 or 10 cubic yards of waste. Front End Loaders are designed for general waste, food waste, mixed recycling and compactable industrial and commercial waste.
Skip Hire
The Waste Division is the North East’s fastest growing skip hire specialist with both open and enclosed sizes ranging from 4 cubic yard to 40 cubic yard. Whether it’s for domestic or commercial use, we aim to provide the region’s best short or longer term skip hire rates and options.

Confidential Shredding
The Waste Division offers one-off visits or carefully scheduled contracted services to reflect any business requirements. Our mobile onsite shredding service provides absolute peace of mind that confidential documentation or data is securely stored and permanently destroyed.
We can shred paper documents, files, tapes, CD’s and DVD’s, on-site in front of clients in order to provide peace of mind that the service has been carried out securely. Upon completion, a certificate of destruction is provided stating all relevant information is in line with current legislation.
Site & Event Clearance
The Waste Division manages site & event clearances, from small scale business events to sports games or large music festivals. We provide all relevant containers and vehicles as well as all labour in order to make the process as smooth as possible for any event organisers.
We have a long standing relationship with the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. As well as managing their day to day waste needs, we have worked with them during their summer concert season which included the sell-out concerts by Take That and Oasis in 2010, Pink in 2011, Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen and Red Hot Chilli Peppers in 2012 and Bon Jovi and Rihanna in 2013. For each concert we installed a full waste team as well as over 300 containers and two waste collection vehicles.

Scrap Metal
The O’Brien Group’s nationwide demolition contracts, total waste management and recycling services generate significant volumes of Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metals. Typically we process and trade: New Production Profile; Plate & Girder; OA Steel; Railway Scrap; HMS 1&2; Light Iron; Steel & Aluminium Can Bales; most grades of Aluminium; Brass; Cable; Copper; Electric Motors; Lead and Stainless Steel.

Our Purchasing Department buy all processed and un-processed metal products from Local Government Departments, Utility Companies, Demolition Contractors, General Industry and Manufacturing. We offer a wide range of services and provide Cable Strippers, Portable Hydraulic Shears, Balers & Cranes including experienced personnel in order to assist with the preparation, cutting, flame-cutting, segregation and loading.

Asbestos Removal
With ever changing regulatory requirements, our fully licensed Asbestos Division has the expertise to operate a safe and efficient removal service in a host of industry environments.

Our own in house Environmental Manager has the technical knowledge and experience to enable our operational teams to deliver a project on time, on budget but most of all safely. Our asbestos teams have delivered solutions on projects in the power, process, shipping, commercial and residential environments to name just a few.

Land Remediation
Using a range of new and innovative remediation techniques developed over years of undertaking challenging land remediation projects, the O’Brien Group has developed a team with vast practical understanding and expertise in recycling and reusing excavated materials.  
Recycling and reusing excavated materials offers cost savings and peace of mind that the project will meet environmental and sustainability targets. We have encountered many differing land conditions and have a licensed mobile plant in house so we can provide an efficient and sustainable service in the delivery of large complex projects.

O’Brien’s world class licensed decommissioning facility based at the mouth of the river Tyne in Newcastle allows the safe offshore processing and recycling of oil and gas platforms and ships. We can receive platforms direct from barges at our facility or breakdown topside modules offshore to reduce project costs.

Our disposal facility is equipped with heavy load out capability, deep water births and a number of cantilever overhead cranes and mobile cranes. The secure facility boasts a fully operational bonded dry dock 218m x 36m and a 13 acre processing area.

There is on site security and weighbridge with sumps and interceptors to deal with any spillages. This total solution facility gives piece of mind on a project of major complexity that it will be carried through to completion in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

Asset Divestment and Recovery
Over many years the O’Brien Group have provided consultancy, management and final decommissioning of high hazard process and manufacturing industry assets.

O’Brien’s have developed industry best practices and key end users across the globe. Our global contacts developed over 4 decades enable us to guarantee the highest return for your redundant assets. We will deal with all dismantling, packaging, transportation, customs clearance and paperwork. During the key delivery phase we have the ability to manage in house all the activities for mothballing, decommissioning, demolition and remediation.