4 February 2019 by Joshua Doherty

Grundon acquires Rabbit commercial waste assets

Nationwide waste company Grundon Waste Management has acquired the commercial waste operations of the Rabbit Group.

The move will see the business and assets of Rabbit’s trade waste division transferred to Grundon, and the company’s operations relocated to Grundon’s depot in Ford, near Arundel, West Sussex.

L-R: Bradley Smith, sales & marketing director for Grundon and Clare Gale, formerly with Rabbit, who joins the Grundon team as waste management sales

Assets

Sussex-based Rabbit Waste Management was established in 1988 – its commercial waste management services extend from Bognor Regis in the west, through to Seaford in the east and Horsham in the north. The assets transferred from Rabbit include the vehicles, bins, customers and employees.

However, the acquisition does not include the company’s core skip hire business and the 60,000 tonnes Lancing waste incinerator which the Rabbit Group operates in West Sussex.

The acquisition took effect on Friday (February 1), and Grundon said this would enable it to “more than double” the size of its collection fleet across East and West Sussex.

‘Delighted’

Bradley Smith, sales & marketing director for Grundon, said: “We’re delighted with this acquisition and welcome the commercial and trade waste division of Rabbit Waste Management into the Grundon family.

“We have been established in the region since 2015 and this acquisition confirms our commitment to extending our services to the area and supports our long-term strategic growth plans.”

Greg Blurton, chief executive of Rabbit Group, said the move will enable the company to focus on its core business.

“We had taken the trade waste business as far as we could and are delighted that along with our dedicated trade waste team it is moving to a good home at Grundon,” he explained.

Mr Blurton added: “We would like to thank all of our customers for their support and divesting this division will enable us to focus on our core skip business.”

Oxfordshire-based Grundon Waste Management describes itself as the UK’s largest family-owned supplier of integrated waste management and environmental services and was founded in 1929.

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