Welcome to ESA
The Environmental Services Association (ESA) is the trade body representing the UK's resource and waste management industry. While people talk about the circular economy, our members are helping to bring it about every day.
A sustainable, low-carbon economy of the future depends on quality recycled materials and world-class resources and waste management. ESA members collect, process and deliver these resources and are innovating and investing for a long-term zero-waste, zero-carbon future, building sustainable infrastructure and creating jobs.
ESA is instrumental in driving the sector forward to achieve the highest standards of environmental performance
Gavin Graveson - EVP of UK & Ireland for Veolia
ESA has the skills and expertise, both through its own officers and across its
membership, to be a “one-stop shop”.
Jacob Hayler, Executive Director of ESA
ESA provides unrivalled support to the waste and recycling sector and a platform to share insight and advice.
Christopher Lennon, Sales and Development Director, SRIS
Members can access accurate up to date information to help inform you and your business. You are also contributing to the development of industry best practise and standards.
Whether it’s a specific issue unique to your business, or an issue affecting the whole sector, ESA membership provides you with a means to get your voice heard with government and regulators.
ESA’s campaigning expertise is able to reach the highest levels of government. We represent our members views – we make a difference.
News and Views
Her Majesty The Queen
We share a great sense of sadness at the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and offer our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family Read More
Biodiversity work to highlight how waste sector can get nature-positive
Work to look at the industry’s contribution towards protecting, restoring & enhancing biodiversity as well as developing best practice standards for the sector along with exploring and quantifying the industry’s impacts on biodiversity has started Read More
Timing of ETS for energy recovery is crucial to success
Inclusion of fossil-based emissions from energy recovery in the UK ETS will become a necessary component to achieve net-zero but the timing of its introduction is of vital importance to a successful outcome in our sector Read More