“We’re passionate about providing the construction and utilities sectors with the best waste and materials management service in London and the home counties. We prove it by investing in advanced, safety-conscious logistics, extensive waste recycling facilities, IT, and most importantly our team’s professional skills and our accreditations.”
Simon Sivyer, managing director
Sivyer probably has the longest heritage of any company in the UK waste and resource management sector. Our story started in 1862, when George Hutchings opened a horse-and-cart muck away business for building contractors in south London. We have come a very long way since then, but retain his original site as one of our transport and recycling hubs.
In the 1920s we started working for water, gas, and electricity companies, followed later by major civil engineering contractors, ground workers, builders’ merchants and landscapers. We played a major role in the post WWII reconstruction of London and have gone on to support numerous prestigious projects including the Olympic Park, Crossrail and the O2 Arena.
While the waste streams, disposal/treatment technologies and transport we originally worked with were markedly different from today’s, our ethos remains constant. Professionalism, excellent service, innovation, investment in advanced technology and environmental best practice are at the heart of Sivyer’s business.
The Sivyer Group currently employs over 150 people and turns over £30 million. We are headquartered in Charlton, south east London and have logistics hubs and recycling facilities across the capital.
Logistics are at the heart of our waste management and materials supply businesses. Using our own dedicated fleet, we work to the highest standards, regarding planning, management and in the cab, and hold Gold accreditation under FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme).
We aim to help all our customers onto a pathway towards zero waste, operating to the highest safety and compliance standards for your peace of mind - and ours. We shift inert, non-hazardous and hazardous waste streams, treating and recycling the loads as appropriate, to yield materials for current projects under the WRAP Quality Protocol, and we dispose safely of any non-beneficial residues.
Sivyer supplies Primary and Recycled Aggregates, manufactured soils, ready mixed concrete and concrete blocks. The statistics speak for themselves: annually we source and move over 1.5m tonnes of construction wastes, produce and deliver 500,000 tonnes of aggregates and 120,000 tonnes of manufactured BS quality topsoils, along with thousands of cubic metres of ready mixed concrete and concrete blocks.
Victoria Deep Wharf, Greenwich, is a centre of excellence for the production of sustainable Recycled Aggregates and supply of Primary Aggregates. Currently it’s the busiest waste transfer station in London, processing 6-7,000 tonnes a day and recycling 94/95% of that. It’s also the base for our ready mixed concrete and topsoil manufacturing activities.
Head office, together with our logistics, operations and compliance units are all based nearby at Charlton.
Vic Deep is adjacent to the Blackwall tunnel, with easy access to the north and south circulars and major routes in and out of London. It also serves as our road/barge transport hub. Further logistics/recycling hubs at Sydenham, Acton, Edmonton and Bow, encircle central London, and we launched an additional soils production unit at Charlton in early 2016.
Sivyer has been merchanting construction materials since 1862, and thus has an extensive network of trade partnering agreements that additionally support our business.
We invest heavily in processing plant and mechanical handling equipment for all operational sites, for the purpose of achieving end of waste and producing sustainable materials to nationally and internationally recognised standards. Over £5m has been spent on state of the art recycling technology alone. Investment in transport is covered on the logistics page.