About Us

GR Environmental Inc.

With their experience, efficient, and reliable staff, GR Environmental is dedicated to become the number one call for anyone who needs a solution to their emergency environmental problems.

GR Environmental promises to maximize efficiency because they understand the value of time in business and more importantly to reduce the effects that environmental hazards have on the world today. They own and operate their own equipment, trucks, bins, and more to ensure the quickest response time to minimize costs for their customers.


Tim Cookney

Director of Health, Safety, Environmental Services & Training

Timothy Cookney is retired from full time employment but joined Green Response as Director of Health, Safety, and compliance. Tim started off his career with 17 years in the printing industry before he decided to pursue his passion of helping people get educated in the dangers of chemicals to the environment. Tim started his 25-year journey in emergency response as a first responder at the technician level and quickly took on the role of On-site and Product Specialist.

Tim also is a certified health and safety educator and authored a Haz-Mat training manual endorsed by the Professional Standards Setting Body of Ontario, to be used as a training manual for Private Haz-Mat company responders and Professional Firefighters, in accordance with NFPA Standards.

Hamilton/Stoney Creek volunteer fire department asked Tim to join their team due to his extensive knowledge in environmental services and his Haz-Mat emergency response capabilities. Tim spent 15 years as a volunteer firefighter turning in his badge at the rank of Captain and as a certified training officer for Ontario Fire Marshall.

Green Response Environmental is extremely lucky to have Timothy Cookney as part of our team to transfer the knowledge and experience he has gained over the years to the next generation of first responders.


At GR Environmental we invest heavily in the ongoing training and development of our staff. With the help of industry leading courses and teachers GR Environmental ensures that our staff will show up on time and fully trained for any situation that can arise.


We are actively hiring for the following positions. Please send your resume to for review: bcuthbertson@grer.ca

  • On Call Responders
  • Heavy Equipment Operators
  • Hazmat Technicians
  • AZ Drivers
  • Labourers


Emergencies don’t always happen during regular business hours, and that’s why GR Environmental is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Have an emergency or need immediate assistance?