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Monday morning & our network is down 😳 Moved offices internally over the wknd. Every is contactable on phones & on here. Pls bear with us!
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ESA are doing their part for #ClearUpDay this year....were moving our offices! Great chance for a #SpringClean & to #recycle unwanted items
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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. 




** A copy of the Government response can be 
found here **


  ESA / CIWM Training

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


2015 Events

End of Waste and Quality Protocols Conference 2015
26 March 2015, London

Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management
14 May 2015, London

**Entries close on 26 March 2015!!**


19 - 20 May 2015, London


Textile Recycling Conference 2015
10 June 2015


FEAD General Assembly and Conference
22 and 23 June 2015, London


CIWM & ESA Conference
24 - 25 June 2015, London


15 - 17 September 2015, NEC


27 November 2015, London Marriott Grosvenor Square, London


Toolbox Talk Forum

Click here for the Members Health and Safety 




Circular Economy video presentation from ESA Chairman David Palmer-Jones



Useful Environment Agency Guidance


The sector at a glance

  • Total turnover: £11bn
  • Direct Employment: 95,000 people
  • Municipal waste handled each year: over 26 million tonnes
  • 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.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions down by 70% since 1990.
  • The top seven companies account for approximately 40% of turnover. Many hundreds of SMEs provide either localised or more specialised services