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Welcome to the website of the ESA – the trade association for the UK's Resource & Waste Management Industry.

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) is working to transform waste and resource management in the UK.  Our work helps enable our members to turn Britain’s waste into valuable resources whilst protecting the environment. 

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PRESS RELEASES & COMMENT

APRIL 2016

12 April 2016
Duty of Care awareness campaign launched

Check out the 'right Waste right Place' campaign website here

MARCH 2016

16.03.2016
Budget 2016 - ESA pleased that Budget saves Landfill Communities Fund

14.03.2016
Budget 2016 - ESA urges Chancellor to preserve Landfill Communities Fund

11.03.2016
Code of Practice will help keep waste out of the hands of waste criminals

09.03.2016
SESA calls for next Scottish Parliament to realise circular economy potential

SESA's Manifesto can be found here

04.03.2016
Red Tape Review: Enforcement should be the focus
when it comes to regulation say ESA


FEBRUARY 2016

25.02.2016
Lack of reference to recycling sector in Defra
Departmental Plan is harmful says ESA


24.02.2016
ESA Members reduce accidents and injuries by almost 80% 

ESA's new H&S report can be downloaded here

23.02.2016
SESA welcomes Scottish proposals to address recycling contamination

11.02.2016
ESA calls for stronger implementation of Defra's
Hazardous Waste Strategy


JANUARY 2016

29.01.2016
ESA comments on the new EU report into mandatory separate waste collections


DECEMBER 2015

15.12.2015
ESA: lack of political leadership is jeopardising UK
recycling rates


10.12.2015
SESA responds to new requirement for single recycling collection system across Scotland

03.12.2015

ESA concerned that Landfill Communities Fund at risk of closure

02.12.2015
ESA gives guarded welcome to European Commissions Circular Economy Package


NOVEMBER 2015

27.11.2015
ESA Chairman: Extended producer responsibility could help us make the circular economy a reality

25.11.2015
ESA pleased to see budget cuts will not curb government support for tackling waste crime.

20.11.2015
Trade Association Group (TAG) write to Rory Stewart to thank Government for work on waste crime

11.11.2015
TAG Press Release
Joint letter to the European Commission urges greater focus on demand side measures in Circular Economy package

  • The letter can be found here

09.11.2015
ESA - cuts to Defra and DCLG funding must not affect resources to tackle waste crime


EVENTS & TRAINING

  ESA / CIWM Training

Click here for updates on the ESA and CIWM Training courses for 2015.

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2016 Events

WRc Innovation Day 2016
27 April 2016 | Swindon

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ESA Report Launch
Public Realm Services - Making the right choice

03 May 2016 | Bevan Brittan LLP, London

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Awards for Excellence in Recycling & Waste Management
19 May 2016 | The Landmark Hotel, London

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Resourcing the Future Conference
(Joint ESA / CIWM / Resource Association event)
15 - 16 June 2016 | Royal College of Surgeons, London

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CARS and Metals Recycling Event
13 - 14 July 2016 | Donington Park, Derby

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RWM
13 - 15 September 2016 | NEC Birmingham

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Scottish Resources Conference
05 - 06 October 2016 | Edinburgh Intl Conference Centre

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CIWM Sustainability Awards 2016
03 November 2016 | Marriott Grosvenor Square, London



ESA Annual Lunch 2016

25 November 2016 | Marriott Grosvenor Square, London


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Toolbox Talk Forum

Click here for the Members Health and Safety 


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ENVIRONMENT AGENCY DOCUMENTATION

Useful Environment Agency Guidance

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The sector at a glance

  • Total turnover: £11bn
  • Direct Employment: Almost 100,000 people
  • The industry is geographically diverse (to be close to waste generation) and provides jobs and apprenticeships – at all levels to local economies across the country
  • The sector collects over £1 billion each year in landfill tax alone, and pays business rates to local communities.
  • Municipal waste handled each year: over 26 million tonnes
  • Invested approximately £5 billion in new infrastructure in the past five years 
  • Energy generated (from waste combustion and landfill gas) each year: approximately 6,700 GWh (1.5% of the UK's total electricity supply and around 20% of our renewable electricity).
  • The top seven companies account for approximately 40% of turnover. Many hundreds of SMEs provide either localised or more specialised services