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Biffa acquires Welsh hazardous waste company

Biffa has announced the acquisition of Hazrem Environmental, which specialises in the collection of hazardous and liquid waste. 

Hazrem Environmental, which is based in South Wales, has 70 commercial customers across South Wales and Southwest England. It was set up in 2004 as an employee-owned business. 

‘Delighted’ 

Gavin Williams, managing director, Biffa Specialist Services, said: “We’re delighted to be growing our hazardous waste business with the acquisition of Hazrem Environmental. 

“We’ve gained a complimentary fleet of vehicles, including tankers, for the safe and efficient collection and treatment of customers’ industrial waste. 

“The deal aligns with our growth strategy and adds to our growing footprint in the packaged goods and bulk liquid sector in South Wales and Southwest England, following the acquisition of Total Recycling Solutions (TRS) in the north of England in February 2023.” 

Growth

Paul Goddard, director, Hazrem Environmental, said: “After over two decades building the business, the time is right to hand over the reins so Hazrem can continue its growth story as part of the Biffa group.  

“Biffa’s operational expertise and capabilities make them an ideal fit for our client base and the team moving forward. I will remain with the business and look forward to continuing to support our clients.”  

Industry 

Biffa was started over 100 years ago and provides waste management services across the country. The firm has a partnership with WasteAid and a Biffa Award Programme for businesses that contribute positively to the Environment. 

It has cut its carbon emissions 70% since 2022 and aims to be net zero by 2050. 

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