Category Archives: Waste & Resource Management

Correct classification of trommel fines

By working alongside waste transfer station operators, we understand that the EA has upped its focus on the correct classification of trommel fines during site inspections. Before sites can send their fines to landfill, they need to demonstrate that the waste is non-hazardous.
To help sites classify their waste we have designed a robust approach to sampling and testing of the waste according to the principles of WM3. Our testing plan was recently successful for Waste Transfer Station in North London.
Get in touch if you need waste classification support.

Development of the Bedford Green Technology and Innovation Park underway

Development of the Bedford Green Technology and Innovation Park underway and is set to become a real community asset for Bedford. Our Senior Consultant, Graeme, has been leading the way on the multi-million development project.

The former landfill site is set to become home to more than 1,800 solar panels. These panels will generate and supply onsite buildings and local businesses with low carbon and clean energy.

With preliminary works now underway Bedford Green Technology and Innovation Park is due to be completed by early 2022.

The EA has put out a call for evidence concerning the quality protocol for Tyre-derived rubber materials

The EA has put out a call for evidence concerning the quality protocol for Tyre-derived rubber materials. This protocol is used by the industry to determine at what point the Tyre-derived material is not classified as waste.

The regulator would like to hear the industry’s views on whether this quality protocol meets their needs. They would also like to know if you believe there is a market for Tyre-derived rubber materials and whether the PAS 107:2007 specification is appropriate.

Get in contact with the EA resources frameworks team by the 18th of June to respond.

The EA has approved our restoration designs for the Elstow Landfill

This week, the EA has approved our restoration designs for Elstow Landfill’s southern facing slope. Our teams working on this complicated project have done a superb job simultaneously provided environmental protection and commercial value – big shout out to Graeme Outridge BSc (Hons) MRWM PIEMA ACSM, Josh Freeman and Clara Robinson!

Our restoration design protects the local community by introducing a slacker slope that will maintain stability, halts the production of potentially polluting leachate through engineered capping and reduces local carbon footprint with the installation of solar panels and other green technologies.

We look forward to seeing the Elstow Landfill develop into an exciting green energy innovation park. #renewableenergy #restoration #environment

The EA are still assessing compliance on waste sites

As this current lockdown continues, it is important to remember that the EA are still assessing compliance on waste sites. For the majority of sites, the EA will conduct their CAR form inspection remotely.

So – expect your EA officer to ask for photos of your site, evidence of record-keeping, a telephone discussion with your TCM and more. Above all, your site’s compliance rating will impact how much your yearly subsistence fee is. The better your compliance rating the cheaper your subsistence fee is.

WEEE AATF collections at a 10-year low

In a dataset published by the Environment Agency, WEEE AATF collections are at a 10-year low. Quarter 2 of 2020 saw a return of only 64,422 tonnes. These statistics formalise COVID-19’s impact on the WEEE AATF industry. The experienced WEEE AATF experts at Wiser are ready to provide waste businesses with support. For more information…