One of Britain’s fastest growing hazardous waste management companies

Our Services

Chloros offers a wide range of waste management services. Hazardous waste management is a niche market which requires a team of highly skilled individuals to ensure that our services adhere to your individual requirements.

Chloros can handle a large variety of difficult waste streams, which require different recycling, disposal, and treatment methods. Our waste services include:

This list is non-exhaustive and we do urge for you to contact us if you need any assistance.

About Us

Chloros was established in 2009 by founding directors Richard Hurdle and Jason Lee. 

Since this time, it has become one of Britain's fastest-growing hazardous waste management and waste recycling companies with nationwide coverage in England, Wales, and Scotland.

In 2013, Richard and Jason entered a joint venture that enabled them to open a brand new fully licensed transfer facility in the West Midlands and decided to rebrand the company to reflect this rapid growth into new markets.

Now an established team of Chemists, Technical Specialists, Administrators and Sales professionals, Chloros continues to provide an exceptional service to all customers and endeavours to deliver ethical and sustainable waste management services with a strong emphasis on diverting waste away from landfill and towards recycling routes. 

This includes working closely with multiple European outlets which provide certified recycling options for various hazardous waste streams, such as flammable sludges, oily media and solvents for recovery. 

In 2019, Chloros made a 7-figure investment into a new Headquarters at Hartlebury Trading Estate, Kidderminster, enabling it to drive continued and rapid growth, whilst ensuring the firm operates to BAT [Best Available Techniques] for the waste industry. 

Chloros treats all customers, their waste and the environment, with care.

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Meet the TeamHere's just a few of us

Managing Director

History: Richard gained an honours degree in Environmental science from Sussex University in 1996. Richard has a broad range of experience in hazardous waste management including sales, marketing and technical capabilities. Richard jointly founded Chloros with Jason Lee.

Role: Richard is involved with all aspects of the business as well as regularly attending customer collections and sales meetings.

Expertise: With over 20 years’ experience, Richard has worked his way through the waste management industry as a site chemist, site manager, commercial manager and now Managing Director. Richard can apply himself to and aspect of the business and make a positive impact.

About me: In his spare time, Richard can be found running. This normally consists of races between 26-185 miles, purely for fun. 

Sales Director

History: Jason, primarily based in Sales, has over 20 years’ experience working in the hazardous waste industry. Using his vast amount of hands on knowledge and experience, Jason can provide compliant and efficient solutions to our customer enquiries. Jason jointly founded Chloros with Richard Hurdle.

Role: Jason is responsible for business sales and the day-to-day running of internal sales and marketing. Jason also has a very active managerial role at the head office and overseeing the running of the transfer station.

Expertise: Jason has extensive knowledge of the waste industry and is capable of sourcing sound solutions for all types of business wastes with the aim of diverting as much waste away from landfill with re-use and recycling options.

About me: A family man, Jason manages both junior and football cricket teams. When time allows, you may find him on the golf course.

Director (Scotland)

History: Andrew graduated with an honours degree in Chemistry from Heriot Watt University in 2000 and has worked within the hazardous waste sector ever since. Beginning his career as a site chemist, Andrew quickly moved to roles with more responsibility in Technical sales and then to a variety of Managerial roles. Andrew joined Chloros in February 2012.

Role: Andrew is responsible for all aspects of running Chloros North of the Border. This includes generating new business, managing accounts, sourcing, recycling and disposal routes and ensuring all aspects of Environmental Health & Safety Legislation are met. Andrew also oversees the technical and operational aspects of the Droitwich Transfer Station.

Expertise: Andrew has a vast amount of knowledge in waste treatment technologies including aqueous coagulants and oil based sludge separation using centrifuge technologies.

About me: Andrew is a keen golfer playing when time allows at world famous links at Carnoustie. Andrew also enjoys entertaining friends and family.

Head of Operations

History: Nick has an honours degree in Chemistry and a post graduate diploma in Business Administration. Since leaving university Nick has worked at and helped manage some of the biggest hazardous waste transfer stations in the Midlands. Nick started working with Chloros in August 2012.

Role: Nick is responsible for the day-to-day running and operation of the Waste Transfer Station in Droitwich. This involves logistical aspects, stock control and operational tasks.

Expertise: Nicks expertise lies in accurately identifying wastes and quickly yet safely storing this waste appropriately. Nick has vast knowledge of SGN 5.06 and HSG71. Nick is a qualified forklift driver, first-aider, trained banksman, COTC holder, ADR Licence holder and a qualified fire marshal.

About me: In his spare time, Nick enjoys playing field hockey and playing golf.

Head of Client Services


Steve started his career in underground deep mining and quarrying working for the National Coal Board and Ready Mixed Concrete before moving into the Hazardous Waste Industry in 1995.  He has experience in all aspects of the sector having held commercial, operational and technical roles within waste treatment and transfer, waste transport and Industrial Services activities.



Steve is the Company General Manager based at the Droitwich Transfer Station.  He is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the Business run compliantly, safely and efficiently whilst at the same time is responsive to the needs of clients, staff and stakeholders.



23 years’ experience in all aspects of hazardous waste transport and disposal, former DGSA Road all classes.



As a keep-fit enthusiast Steve enjoys circuit training, high-impact exercise and Pilates.  His other interest include music, reading and travel and DIY.  Having two grown up children making their own way in the world he is also chairman of the ‘Bank of Dad’!

HR Manager

Debra has over 20 years HR experience working in a wide range of sectors for both multi-national organisations and SMEs. She has a degree in Law and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Senior Site Chemist
TFS Supervisor
Technical Leader

HistorySam gained a HNC in Chemistry in 2013. She has four years experience working as a Chemical Analyst within the Aerospace industry. Sam joined Chloros Environmental in November 2015.

Role: Sam is our lead in regards to technical assessment and classification of incoming and outgoing wastes. She is involved in the internal and external training and development of the technical team.  Sam also plays a large part in the continual development of our waste management software.

Expertise: ADR trained, IMDG, Transfrontier shipment.

About me: Sam lives in Droitwich with her husband and daughter. She enjoys to travel.

TFS Coordinator

History: Suzanne graduated with an honours degree in Marine Biology from The University of Wales, Bangor in 2007. Having spent several years living in Jordan and working as a Divemaster, she has come back to the UK to settle and start a career within the hazardous waste management industry. Suzanne joined Chloros in December 2016.

Role: Suzanne joined Chloros as a Technical Assistant. She works as part of the technical and operational team to correctly classify hazardous wastes coming into the transfer station in line with the permit requirements.

Senior Technical Assistant

History: Caroline graduated in 2013 from Aberystwyth University with an honours degree in Environmental Earth Science. Previous jobs included analytical roles testing the chemistry of water and commercial chemistry; pricing and quoting for the collection and disposal of hazardous waste.

Role:  Technical assessment of incoming and outgoing waste streams, raising compliant documentation and liaising with sales and 3rd party companies to obtain information.

Expertise: Currently undertaking IMDG training to assist with the TFS side of the business.

About me: In Caroline’s spare time, she enjoys travelling, recently having visited South Africa, Croatia and New York. 

Technical Assistant

Sammera graduated with a honours degree in Chemistry from Aston University in 2013, going on to work with in the polymer industry with over 5 years’ experience.

Operation Manager

History: Andrew achieved an honours degree in Chemical Engineering from Strathclyde University in 1997. He has 16 years’ experience in the waste management industry and joined our Scotland department in October 2014 to assist with the growing demands of the business north of the border.

Role: Andrew is responsible for the day to day operation of the Scottish transfer facility and carries out the role of mobile chemist when required.

Expertise: Andrew has undertaken various technical and customer-facing roles during his time in the waste management industry. He holds an ADR licence, has completed IOSH and is a qualified forklift truck driver and first aider.

About me: Andrew is a keen swimmer and skier, and enjoys watching rugby at the weekends.

Executive Assistant

History: Originally hailing from Cambridgeshire I moved with my parents to my Mother’s Home Town in the North East of Scotland at the age of 3 where I have lived, been educated and worked ever since.

Role: Technical Administrator (Scotland) providing administrative support to the Scotland Team in all aspects of the business.

Expertise: I have over 27 years administrative/customer service experience at different levels in a variety of industries including Educaton & Training, Oil & Gas and Hospitality. I possess an HNC in Administration & Information Management and SVQ Level II in Customer Service in addition to many other National and Industry specific qualifications.

About me: In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends, family and my pets, reading and watching movies. I also enjoy being a very successful ‘Avon Lady’. As a youngster I was a very keen horse rider both recreationally and competitively and as an adult I was able to rekindle my interest in this when I spent an enjoyable 9 years, previously in my spare time, as voluntary Secretary for my local branch of The Pony Club.

Warehouse Chemist

History: Nick is a highly trained and experienced industrial chemist with Health & Safety experience. Nick has worked in the chemical industry for over 30 years with more recent positions centred around the hazardous waste industry. Nick joined Chloros in June 2013.

Role: Nick is responsible for the safe movement of our Transfrontier Shipments (TFS). This involves compliant paperwork, oversea bookings, safe and compliant packing and wrapping of hazardous waste and loading of material into shipping containers.

Expertise: Nick is qualified to LRSC level and has gained his NEBOSH Health & Safety General Certificate. He has an array of additional qualifications including first aid, Wamitab and forklift licence.

About me: Nick has gained skills in plastering, building and carpentry through the complete renovation of his own property. Walking the dogs and small-bore target shooting provide recreation opportunities, while cooking and books are his more gentle pursuits.

Operations Co-ordinator

History: Rachel has over 18 years in the hazardous waste industry and has experience working for some of the busiest Transfer Stations in the Midlands supporting all aspects of the administration within the site. 

Role: Rachel’s primary role is to support the administration of the Droitwich site. This includes paperwork and returns. Rachel also works with the logistics team.

Expertise: Having worked on all aspects of the administration of a busy site she is able to adapt to most situations.

About me: Rachel lives in Worcester and enjoys walking her dog, any excuse to travel and has a keen interest in photography. 

Senior Mobile Chemist

History: Geoff graduated with an honours degree in Chemistry and food science from Reading University. Since, he has held analytical, commercial and operational roles in both the waste industry and utility which make him an asset to the Chloros team.

Role: Geoff spends most of his working day as a mobile chemist. This involves going to customer sites and listing, packing and identifying hazardous materials for safe transportation back to the site. When Geoff is not travelling, he helps with the day-to-day running of the transfer station.

Expertise: Geoff has over twenty years work experience in a variety of operational roles, with experience in key account management, and operational waste management. He is also a DGSA, ADR trained, and forklift trained.

About me: Geoff enjoys outdoor pursuits including running, badminton, rugby and cycling while spending time with his family and friends.

Site Foreman

History: Neil has many years’ experience not only operating the forklift, but working with hazardous waste.

Role: Neil works at the Hazardous Waste transfer facility and organises the team of forklift drivers at site to make sure loads are placed correctly into the appropriate bays when delivered to site.

Quality & Environmental Manager

History: Sarah graduated from Bristol University with a Masters Degree in 2007, and went straight into the Waste Industry, working her way from Graduate Chemist to Operations Chemist and then onto Account Management when she joined Chloros Environmental in July 2014. Sarah has since found her passion lies with technical aspects of the business and works as Technical Manager

Role: Sarah is responsible for the technical aspects of waste classification and pre-acceptance of waste. She also holds training courses for our customers and completes consultancy requests.

Expertise: DGSA, ADR, Forklift, IOSH, First Aider.

About me: Sarah is a rugby girl at heart, captaining her local ladies team in Chipping Sodbury, running the club house bar alongside her husband who plays at the same club. When time allows, she loves to ski, go camping and gardening. 


'I just wanted to say how pleased I was with our recent chemical collection – specifically how helpful and friendly Andy was. I was quite choked up with the cold last week and (given the problems I’d had from our side in getting this organised) I’ll admit I was slightly expecting some kind of last minute setback…However nothing seemed to be a bother for Andy and it was really appreciated that the whole process went really smoothly. '

Lynsey, QC Analyst, Clackmannanshire

"I was looking at using a more local company to dispose of our chemical waste and I was introduced to Chloros by a work colleague. Since our first encounter, I have to say that the co-operation and communication has been first class. As a result, I would highly recommend Chloros to anybody who requires a disposal of their waste."

Chemical production supervisor, Wiltshire.

“Chloros has provided our company very professional, prompt and cost-effective services for our waste streams on site. Fully recommend their services.”

Chemical manufacturer, Oxfordshire

“Chloros are very reliable and efficient when it comes to removing waste from our site. The staff are very helpful, highly skilled and friendly. Thank you Chloros for your great service!”

Warehousing and distribution company, Gloucestershire

“I have used Chloros since the company was formed. Having dealt with Richard before Chloros inception, I knew the level of service I could expect and the team have not let me down. Chloros provides an extensive amount of knowledge and expertise as well as flexible, customer focused service arrangements. I always know that work is carried out to the standards I expect and that compliance with regulations is paramount.”

NHS Trust environmental manager, Devon

“We contracted Hayley to develop and deliver Chemical Hazard Awareness Training Modules for the eight key hazardous substances in use on our site.
Hayley gathered the relevant information and tailored these modules specifically for our business. Following a successful pilot, she delivered 22 sessions with an average attendance of 10 employees. She capably answered their questions and detailed any concerns raised for the business to follow up.
We are delighted with all aspects of the service provided by Hayley over the duration of this project.  She is very thorough, her technical knowledge is of a very high standard and her presentation and communication skills are excellent. She developed genuine trust and rapport with our staff and will certainly feature within our preferred trainers for the future.
Without exception, the feedback from those who attended the training is very positive. They particularly liked her open, friendly approach and remarked on how useful, interesting and informative the sessions were.
In addition, Hayley was very well organised and reliable. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Hayley for this type of work. We will definitely be inviting her back in the future!
She has helped us to meet our legal obligations and to reduce the health risks to our staff.”

Health & Safety Advisor, Gloucestershire

Contact Us

Chloros Environmental Ltd
Unit 145
Hartlebury Trading Estate
DY10 4JB

Tel (Direct): +44 (0) 1285 721110
Chloros Environmental Ltd
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Tel (Direct): +44 (0) 1285 721110
Chloros Environmental Ltd
Unit 145
Hartlebury Trading Estate
DY10 4JB

Tel (Direct): +44 (0) 1285 721110