GRS has formed a new partnership with WMR Waste Solutions, expanding its materials trading business into commercial and industrial waste management for the first time.
The 50:50 joint venture is the third deal that GRS has tied up since the start of 2018 – having already announced the acquisition of construction services firm S Walsh & Sons and secured a nationwide waste and recycling partnership with leading building materials and construction solutions provider Tarmac.
WMR offers a bespoke recycling and recovery service for commercial and industrial wastes, connecting companies with the right business partners to optimise the recycling and reprocessing of their waste. This allows WMR customers to control the journey of their waste materials through the most sustainable and cost-effective of routes.
The firm already has an impressive client list – including some of top entertainment venues, restaurant chains and leisure brands – and the arrangement with GRS will give WMR a platform for growth into new markets.
At the same time, GRS says the new venture will expand the array of waste services they are able to offer. Alongside construction and demolition waste, the company now has solutions for waste paper, packaging, glass, wood, plastics and food alongside those classified as hazardous waste.
Andy Olie, Managing Director of GRS Earth Solutions – the business that will oversee the new venture – said: “The opportunity to add WMR to our portfolio has come at the ideal time as we broaden our range of services. WMR’s tried and tested ‘one-stop-shop’ approach complements what we already offer in waste, recycling and logistics.”
Derek Cornwell, Director of WMR said: “The link-up with GRS is a perfect marriage. We’ve built our business on decades of experience and forging close relationships, and the personal service we offer enables our customers to realise their highest environmental aspirations. With the nationwide backing of GRS we have a strong platform to take our solutions-based approach to a whole new level.”