WAMITAB launches new qualifications

On 1st April 2016 WAMITAB launched new Level 4 Operator Competence Scheme qualifications.

wamitab logoThe new WAMITAB qualifications remain based on existing National Occupational Standards (NOS) but use updated terminology with less repetition and are designed to be more accessible to a wider audience.

Learners registered before 1st April 2016 will continue with the previous qualifications and have until 31st March 2019 to complete their units. Learners registered on or after 1st April 2016 will take the new qualifications.

Wiser Environment’s WAMITAB Approved Assessment Centre, the Milton Assessment Centre, is training and assessing both previous and new WAMITAB Level 4 qualifications. For more information, contact Georgina Leach on 01480 462 232.

Wiser recruiting WAMITAB assessors

Wiser Environment’s Milton Assessment Centre is continuing to expand and is now looking to recruit more accredited WAMITAB assessors across the UK to join our team.

wamitab logoAssessors will work alongside our in-house team on a freelance basis and be required to cover all types of waste treatment, processing and landfill activities. We have a nationwide coverage so WAMITAB assessors from all areas will be considered.

Travelling will be required.

If you are interested in joining our growing team, please contact Georgina Leach, WAMITAB Centre Coordinator on 01480 462 232 or at georgina@wisergroup.co.uk with CV and experience.

No agencies please.

Wiser Recycling shortlisted for WEEE innovation award

Congratulations to our sister company, Wiser Recycling, who is celebrating being shortlisted for the MRW Awards for Excellence as a finalist in the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Innovation category,

MRW National Recycling Awards finalist logo 2016The award recognises those in the WEEE industry that have taken a creative and innovative approach to reducing the impact of WEEE.

Wiser Recycling has been shortlisted for the company’s strong performance in a difficult market and particularly for its investment in a Smash Boom Bang, broadening in-house capabilities to process small mixed WEEE.

Russell Hirst, Managing Director, says: “We are delighted to hear that we have been shortlisted for this award and to have our efforts to sustainably build our business recognised in this way. We have our fingers crossed for the final decision!”

Wiser Recycling will be presenting to the judging panel on 20th May before hearing whether they have been successful at the awards night on 6th July.

Wiser team expands further

Wiser Environment has further expanded the consultancy team with the recruitment of another waste specialist, Graeme Outridge.

Wiser Environment new recruit Graeme OutridgeWith 15 years’ experience in the waste management industry as a Chartered Waste Manager, Graeme brings with him a practical working knowledge of anaerobic digestion and composting, integrated management systems and auditing, air dispersion modelling and sustainability project assessments to our multi-skilled team.

Consultancy Director, Charles Thomas says: “We are pleased to see Graeme join our fast growing team. Demand for our services, particularly in the areas of waste and recycling, continues to increase so Graeme’s wide experience is a welcome addition with our growing workload”.

Graeme says “I am looking forward to working with the experienced and knowledgeable team at Wiser Environment and continuing my professional development.”

Landfill tax rose on 1st April

Landfill tax rose again on 1st April this year, taking the standard rate from £82.60 to £84.40 and the lower rate from £2.60 to £2.65.

The standard rate of landfill tax reached £80 per tonne in 2014 and the government then announced that landfill tax would continue to rise in 2015 and 2016 in line with the RPI (to the nearest 5p). Last year, the responsibility for setting landfill tax north of the border was devolved to Scotland.

In the budget last month, the Chancellor confirmed that the standard and lower rates of landfill tax will continue to rise in April 2017 and 2018 in line with the RPI.

In order to qualify for lower rates of landfill tax, materials must achieve a loss on ignition (LOI) of 10% or less.  Landfill operators in England and Wales are required to test every 1,000 tonnes of inert waste received from individual waste processors.