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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

AUGUST 2016

23 August 2016
ESA comments on reports of a rise in contamination of recyclables

01 August 2016
ESA welcome Dr Colin Church to role of CIWM's CEO

01 August 2016
ESA outlines vision for UK waste and resource management


JUNE 2016

24 June 2016
ESA: Referendum result must be taken as an opportunity


MAY 2016

12 May 2016
Waste Placement Scheme supports knowledge sharing between industry and regulator

10 May 2016
Resource management industry achievements and ambitions celebrated in new ESA report


03 May 2016
New ESA report shows the need for transparency in
council decision making processes

  • ESA's new report "Public Realm Services - Making the right choice" can be downloaded here

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


EVENTS & TRAINING

  ESA / CIWM Training

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

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2016 Events

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