ABOUT RED INDUSTRIES | Nationwide waste management

Landfill Waste Disposal

About RED Industries

RED Industries was formed in 2006 with the goal of becoming the UK’s most valued hazardous waste management company.  Since then our operations have grown and we now offer total waste management solutions and environmental services to customers nationwide.

Operations as Red Industries began in Stoke-on-Trent in 2006 and just a year later 3 separate BSI accreditations were gained; our ISO14001, ISO9001 and OHSAS18001  (now ISO 45001) accreditations are still held today.

By 2009 an immobilisation plant had been installed and the fleet and service offerings were increased due to the purchase of J&K Oils. RED’s vision of becoming one of the UK’s most valued waste management service providers, along with a customer oriented approach to product & service development, led to further increases in service offerings and by 2012 customers were being offered a cost effective, total waste management service.

Driven by the search for new sustainable waste management solutions, RED researched and sourced innovations in recycling, chemical treatment technologies and waste reduction processes and following a successful 2013, were able to increase the range of services available once again.

In November 2016, the company acquired its first non-hazardous landfill site, Walleys Quarry.  As well as the processing of waste, there is a power generation plant on site, which produces electricity by converting methane gas into energy.  The Red Industries Landfill Communities Fund was established in 2017 and has funded numerous projects in the surrounding area.

In December 2018, the Red Industries Group acquired Environmental Resource Group and all its subsidiary companies (including Chemtech, Boxclever and more).  The acquisition strengthened our position in the market and made us one of the largest independent waste management companies in the West Midlands.

Further acquisition of Haz Environmental in 2019 expanded our service offering to include a fully operational Industrial Services & Cleaning Division as well as further expanding our waste management customer base.

By listening to and collaborating with customers we are able to identify and make widely available any potential new products, services or processes for the management of both hazardous and non hazardous wastes. Our ambition and commitment to safeguarding the future of the business has brought us to where we are today, and will get us to where aim to be in another 10 years time.

EXCELLENCE in Waste Management & Industrial Services

We’re proud to be recognised for our achievements

  • Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2018 – Highly Commended for the Medium/ Large Business of the Year Award
  • Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2018 – Runner Up Overall Business of the Year Award
  • The Sentinel Business Awards 2018 – WINNER Business of the Year
  • The Sentinel Business Awards 2018 – Runner Up Business in the Community
  • Signal Radio Inspiration in Business Awards 2018 – WINNER Contribution to Community
  • Chartered Institution of Wastes Management 2020 – Affiliated Member
  • Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2017 – Highly Commended for the Medium/ Large Business of the Year Award
  • Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 2019 – position 73
  • Holders of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001

Complete Waste Services

  • Total waste management
  • Waste consultancy and listing
  • Sample analysis
  • One off or regularly scheduled collections
  • Secure destruction of confidential waste
  • Rag recycling
  • Transfrontier shipments (TFS)
Red Industries Treatment and Transfer Station


Adam Share
Adam ShareChief Executive
After a successful career, with over 25 years experience in the European and American Environmental Service Industry, Adam founded Red Industries in 2005. His previous roles included an executive level position at Safety-Kleen UK Ltd and responsibility for the £80 Million sale of Atlantic Waste Holdings Ltd.
Nigel Bowen
Nigel BowenGroup Managing Director
Nigel joined Red Industries in 2018 as Group Managing Director, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge from the waste industry. He has previously held roles including Group Operations Director at Augean Plc and Managing Director at Castle Environmental.
Alan Clapperton
Alan ClappertonGroup Finance Director
Alan joined Red Industries in 2006 to head the finance function of the group. He has over 20 years experience in the UK Waste Industry and previously acted as Group Accountant for The Cumbria Waste Management Landfill Group.
Trevor Wilson
Trevor WilsonGroup Sales Director
Trevor joined Red Industries in 2006 as a highly experienced sales and marketing professional with over 20 years experience in the UK waste industry. He previously held a variety of management positions at SafetyKleen UK Ltd during an impressive 16 year career with the company.
Jon Clewes
Jon ClewesGroup Technical Operations Director
Jon joined Red Industries in 2010 as a technically experienced director. He has more than 20 years experience in the UK Waste Industry with previous roles including Commercial Manager at PHS Ltd and Operations Director at Recycling and Resource Management Ltd.
Paul Lealman
Paul LealmanGroup Operations Director
Paul joined the Red team in November 2019 as Group Operations Director, bringing with him a wealth of experience. His previous roles include Head of Operations at Augean PLC and Site Agent/Project Engineer for Cheetham Hill Construction and MEL Limited.