About Us

GGR acts as an active agent in the Circular Economy, and it is updating and improving its facilities, commercial dynamization and product recovery to achieve its goals.

GGR incorporates new value processes in the waste selection and recovery that enable the reduction of disposed tons in landfills and the obtaining of cleaner materials, such as wood, plastic, paper, cardboard, metal and glass, among others. Furthermore, this reduces the disposal costs and increases the income for recovered product (previously waste) sales.

GGR has excellent locations, means, equipment, experience and corporate reputation.

The main GGR facility is currently being used for the exclusive treatment of dry waste. This way, the company is increasing the facility’s value ratio, since the initial separation is preserved, the selection and separation of the different fractions is following a more careful procedure and we obtain “cleaner” dry waste fractions, allowing the increment of the revaluable products ratio.

GGR is thus positioned as one of the first and main waste revalorisation companies.

GGR owns the corresponding authorisations by the Waste Agency of the Government of Catalonia:

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Waste Manager number E-806.03

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Waste transporter number T-398

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Authorised operations by the Waste Agency of Catalonia:

  • Waste Facility Management
  • Paper and cardboard recovery and valorisation
  • Plastic recovery and valorisation
  • Wood recovery and valorisation
  • Metal and other metallic compounds recovery and valorisation
  • Construction material recovery and valorisation
  • Group II Sanitary Waste Management

Since 1905

The family company Gelabert Gestión de Residuos (Gelabert Waste Management), currently a public limited company, was founded in 1989, when the Gelabert brothers decided, together with their father, to undertake a new corporate form for their uninterrupted waste management family activity, whose origins and experience date back to the beginning of the 20th century in Barcelona and its surroundings.

In 1905, the company was placed in what today is known as Gran Vía Sur sector, in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona) by Pedro Gelabert Figueras, who was also the mayor of Can Pi (currently the industrial area of Pedrosa) until 1962.

The main focus of their activity has always been the collection, recovery and valorisation of all kind of waste. However, in June 2014, there was a share capital reorganization and a new shareholder joined the Board in order to update the company and its management system. The purpose was to prepare the company for its growth, with a focus on industrial waste under the Circular Economy guidelines, and seeing waste only as a stage in the product’s life cycle.

The new processes of classification, recovery, valorisation and innovation implemented and cosigned by ISO 9001 and 14001, and OSHAS 18001 certifications allow us to offer an optimal resolution on waste management, always following the Circular Economy concept.

In the last year, this new waste management approach based on the Circular Economy guidelines has boosted our strategic consultancy division, which is needed prior to the implementation of different waste management models.

“The main objective of our activity has been, since our origins, the collection, recovery and valorisation of all kind of waste”

Policy and Certifications

GGR, according to its continuous improvement will, has implemented an Integrated Management System (IMS) based on the following certifications:

ISO 9001 + ISO 14001 + OHSAS 18001

With these, the company guarantees the quality of the services it offers, the protection commitment and environmental respect, and people’s safety and health, always complying with the established regulations.

Social Action

Corporate social responsibility is a fundamental part of our daily activity, since our mission is to add value to our society through innovation in efficient waste management processes that allow us to turn waste into secondary raw material. This way, we extend the product’s life cycle and minimize the waste disposal, which brings an environmental improvement. For this reason, our biggest strategic and social value is the investment on Research and Development.

Apart from the social orientation of our own activity, GGR cooperates with several organisations, foundations and NGOs with the purpose of giving a new life to the waste suitable for this option, for example, the waste from the textile industry.

Ethical Behaviour

Moreover, GGR is strongly commited to ethical behaviour in each one of its action areas, reinforcing its upright and honest company identity.

“With the aim of reaching the highest level of commitment, we have enabled, for anyone who’s interested, the communication means needed to express any queries about irregular behaviour or contrary conduct against the behaviour rules compiled in our Ethic and Conduct Code.”

R & D

In GGR, we are improving the waste management cycle by minimising disposal.

Among our goals, we include the continuous improvement of the identification, valorisation and execution process of waste management upgrade opportunities. Turning waste into products again makes us more efficient.

We have created technical tools for information analysis and evaluation (waste classification system, characterisation technique, generation georeference, waste transportation, etc.).

We apply our knowledge about technological and economical aspects of waste management, among which we highlight:

Best Available Techniques (BAT) application for each type of process.

Identification and selection of new technologies in productive processes and emerging technologies in waste treatment or product transformation into a valuable product either in a material or an energetic way.

Identification of productive sectors in every country's economical process that can establish synergies with GGR in order to sell the resulting products of waste transformation.

Use of the company and staff's creativity in order to identify, create and produce an uprising of innovation that will lead to the identification of new opportunities for waste management sheltered by the Circular Economy's philosophy.