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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. 




04 January 2017
ESA welcomes EAC report into the future of the natural environment following the EU referendum


25 November 2016
New ESA Chairman outlines his priorities for the Association

22 November 2016
ESA call for longer term support for recycling from the Autumn Statement

21 November 2016
Report reveals stark contrasts in waste and recycling industry health and safety performance

18 November 2016
ESA praises frank and honest PRN discussion

07 November 2016
ESA seeks views on PRN alternatives


20 October 2016
Augean's Stewart Davies elected ESA Chairman

18 October 2016
ESA outlines alternatives to PRNs

11 October 2016
Local Authorities could save £300million each year in litter clean up costs says ESA report


22 September 2016
ESA: Tackling waste crime starting to show a return on investment

13 September 2016
ESA comments on WRAP Framework for Greater Consistency

07 September 2016
Use Extended Producer Responsibility to clean our streets of litter says ESA


  ESA / CIWM Training

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


2017 Events

EfW 2017 - 21 & 22 February 2017
**Discount available for ESA Members**


National Food Waste Conference - 23 February 2017
**Discount available for ESA Members**


CIWM Resource Conference Cymru - 22 March 2017
**Discount available for ESA Members**


Collection Conference - 29 March 2017
**Discount available for ESA Members**


WRc Innovation Day - 27 April 2017


World Waste to Energy City Summit - 23 & 24 May 2017


ESA Annual Lunch 2017 - 24 November 2017



Toolbox Talk Forum

Click here for the Members Health and Safety 




Useful Environment Agency Guidance


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