RJS Waste Management supports UK businesses, organisations and home owners in the handling and removal of hazardous waste

Asbestos Removal and Waste Management by an Experienced IOSH Trained Team

Drawing from over 60 years of experience working in hazardous waste disposal, asbestos services and demolition, RJS Waste Management UK provides cost-effective support for businesses of all sizes and sectors. Since 2012, we have successfully completed projects of varying scale and difficulty.

With a dedication to health and safety, we specialise in hazardous waste disposal, asbestos surveys and asbestos removal services. As well as offering a complete hazardous waste collection and disposal service, in line with our environmental policy, we provide efficient strip-out and demolition services for businesses throughout the UK.

Who we work with

With offices in Chichester, Oxford and London, we have an established yet growing client base. This consists of county councils, district councils and housing associations; health authorities and organisations; manufacturers and factories; farms and landowners; construction contractors, building surveyors and architects; and insurance companies, estate agents and property managers.

What we offer

Always striving to provide the very best customer care, we can assist you in safe processes to identify, remove and dispose of your waste. We also offer asbestos surveys and asbestos removal.

RJS Waste Management will:

  • Classify, remove and dispose of your hazardous waste adhering to current legislation
  • Provide asbestos surveys with a detailed report and recommendations by our expert P402 qualified surveyors on how to manage asbestos materials
  • Safely remove and dispose of asbestos-containing materials via our ARCA/UKATA trained contract managers and operatives team

We continue to develop our team’s expertise with the latest health and safety training courses, including asbestos awareness. We also offer these to our colleagues in the building and maintenance industries.


We have an in-house team to cover all your asbestos, demolition and hazardous waste disposal needs with our managers and supervisors working out of offices in Chichester, Oxford and London to service the wider southeast.

Hazardous waste skills and experience

The team stacks us an impressive 60+ years of experience working within the asbestos removal and asbestos surveying industry – our most specialist areas. But as well as having a wealth of accreditations, certificates and accolades under their tool belts, our team is built on a firm foundation of customer service, project management and professionalism.

Health and safety training

RJS Waste Management is highly invested in staff training and development. We want our staff to be the best they can be so we can provide the very best waste management services to our customers.

Our highly qualified team benefit from professional experience in industrial and commercial waste management. This gives them a solid ground for the assessment, removal and disposal of waste. They hold Management and Assessor qualifications in health and safety, including IOSH.

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Russell Shrives
Managing Director

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Jonathan Gotham
Operations Director

Tony Wells, RJS Waste Management Sales Director

Tony Wells 
Sales Director

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Ray Haslett
Senior Contracts Manager

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Paul Merritt
Operations Manager

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Dan Edge
Contracts Manager

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Colin Daniels
Technical Manager

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Mark Biles
Hazardous Waste Co-Ordinator

In July 2012, RJS Waste Management UK was founded by Russell Shrives – an Oxfordshire man living in West Sussex. Having worked at blue-chip business for more than a decade and keen to leave behind the internal politics, Russell branched out on his own. He was ready to better the services offered by his competitors and bring a community-minded, safe, and efficient waste management and asbestos removal business to the south of England.

RJS Waste Management Chichester

After setting up an office in Chichester, Russell visited every industrial estate from Worthing to Portsmouth and built a solid foundation of local relationships. He soon won an MOD contract to dispose of missile tail-end units that were contaminated with asbestos– and he was off!

Technical genius Colin Daniels came aboard the very next year and helped Russell to start the asbestos surveying department that thrives today. Two years later, Russell’s university mate Jon Gotham joined the team. He raised the bar of RJS Waste Management’s quality of workmanship and spearheaded its winning procedures. In 2023, Tony Wells started as sales director to turbocharge our customer services offer.

The core team are still based in West Sussex’s capital city and enjoy being close to the stunning South Downs and Chichester Harbour – both perfect places to get some fresh air and recharge after a day of hazardous waste and asbestos removal.

RJS Waste Management Oxford

With the business continuing to develop, Russell then opened an office in his hometown of Abingdon, Oxford. Today, RJS Waste Management has relationships with a wide range of businesses, including H Tuckwell & Sons Ltd and HNB Construction Services Ltd.

A keen ice hockey fan, Russell supported the local community as a director of the Oxford City Stars from 2016 to 2018. The team progressed well during this time, winning the NIHL2 League Title and the NIHL2 National Championship. In 2022, Russell co-founded Oxford Rising Stars, a team with a focus on developing the sport. He continues to follow the teams, watching live games whenever he can.

From 2020, RJS Waste Management proudly sponsored Oxford United Football Club on social media. Not only is this Russell’s home team that he has supported since childhood but it is also another way for the RJS team to stay connected with the Oxford community.

RJS Waste Management London

Already filling up their pocketbook of contacts in Chichester and Oxford, it was time for the business to branch out to the capital in 2016. Contracts manager Ray Haslett continues to grow the business in Central London and Greater London and RJS Waste Management’s opportunities to fulfil bigger and larger projects continue to abound.

RJS Waste Management’s business success is largely a result of the priority we give to customer care, from enquiry to quotation to fulfilment. Not only that but our team are the best in the business. Our prices are competitive and our management services are of the highest standard. Here is our project process:

  1. You let us know your project scope – online or over the phone.
  2. One of our experienced contract managers can arrange to meet with you onsite if required.
  3. Considering your budget and timeline, we will deliver a project plan – from start to finish, including RAMS.
  4. We will keep you updated on the project’s progress through regular contact and meetings as required.
  5. Your required outcomes will be delivered with honesty and integrity – to your total satisfaction, on time and on budget.

Why Choose Us?