O’Brien Waste Recycling Solutions is a fast-growing business operating in a dynamic industry. Through our customer-first approach and investment in innovative technology solutions, we are continually ahead of the curve in the waste management sector.

As the North East’s largest waste recycler, our goal since our inception in 2006 has been to provide a range of environmentally friendly, multi-stream waste collection and recycling solutions for businesses of all sizes.

O'Brien Waste Recycling Solutions


An award winning customer-first approach to waste services provision.

O'Brien Waste Recycling Solutions


Our reputation is built on our commitment to working in partnership.

O'Brien Waste Recycling Solutions


An industry-leading % of the waste we collect from our clients is recycled into new products.

As well as processing household dry-mixed recycling (DMR) for Newcastle City, North Tyneside, Durham County & Middlesbrough Councils; our innovation ‘working in partnership’ approach to waste management is used by a number of the region’s largest organisations, such as Newcastle International Airport, Fujifilm, Siemens, PD Ports, Newcastle United FC & Sunderland AFC.

O’Brien in numbers:

  • Customer satisfaction = 99.3%
  • Customer retention = 99.4%
  • Workforce of 400+
  • Fleet vehicles 100+
  • 350 tonnes recycled per hour
  • 60,000 waste container movements pcm
  • 3 North East located recycling centres

Our dedication to excellent customer service was recently recognised as we won the ‘Service of the Year’ Award at the North-East Business Awards.

North East Business Awards 2017 - Winner

Our 21st century ethics are demonstrated in our Environmental Compliance and performance. For example, an industry-leading % of the waste we collect is recycled and O’Brien are one of the first UK waste recycling companies to achieve certification in the new 2015 versions of ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.

We recognise that our people are our greatest asset and are very proud of our roots here in the North East. We believe that the positive, hard-working, “can do – will do” attitude of the people in our region is reflected in our company culture.

"O'Brien's responsive method of managing our waste needs have been instrumental in the achievement of our building services ISO 14001 Certification"

Jenny Swainson, Procurement Manager, Fabrick Housing