We at A1 Waste Clearance always want to deliver the best possible service. The techniques we use to dispose of waste are sustainable and economically viable. Any savings in efficiency we make are passed onto our clients.
Our waste management policy lists the current state of waste management in the UK and our responsibilities to the environment and to our clients. We take our obligations seriously and aim to do our best by our customers.
A1 Waste Clearance is committed to green waste disposal. 80% of all waste we collect from domestic and commercial clients in London is recycled, rather than sent to landfill. It’s a record we intend on improving in the coming years.
Our policy is to make the best decisions for the disposal of various types of waste. We collect general household waste, recyclable materials, and hazardous wastes. We Move Waste’s duty has been and always will be to dispose of waste responsibly.
Efficiency is important to us because otherwise our business is bad for the environment. We want to keep our recycling rates high because in the UK currently 67% of municipal waste and 54% of commercial/industrial waste ends up in landfill.
This isn’t sustainable and We Move Waste acknowledges everyone in society has to contribute to driving these figures down for the sake of future generations.
A1 Waste Clearance comply with all Duty of Care regulations pertaining to any and all Environmental Protection laws. Any company producing, keeping, or disposing of waste has a duty under the law to conform to these regulations.
A1 Waste Clearance educates its staff and sub-contractors in what’s required of them to ensure the company and any organisations it’s connected to obeys the law. It’s the primary purpose of our waste management policy.
In our drive to be the best, we have set out clear and achievable policy objectives:
- To conform to legislation regarding waste management and disposal, as well as fulfilling our obligations under Duty of Care legislation.
- Plan for any future legislation and their effects on the industry.
- Reduce waste generation by advising clients on how to dispose of their waste efficiently.
- Define the roles and goals of each part of the waste management chain.
- Promote awareness of the environmental effects of waste and recycling.
- To seek investment to expand recycling facilities within the organisation.
- Provide training in safe handling and waste storage to all relevant managers and staff.
- Obey the Special Waste Regulations 1996 for toxic waste.
Within the company, we have a policy of always making sure our internal practices conform to the principles we preach. These are some of our aims and current campaigns:
- 1. Use electronic communications and discourage the use of paper communications, especially in relation to printing out emails.
- 2. Purchase environmentally products, where practical. This includes purchasing products made with renewable resources and with minimal packaging.
- 3. Reuse organic waste on separate residential sites.
To make sure our waste management policy objectives remain relevant to the changing state of the industry, we will review our strategy annually. During our inspections, We Move Waste searches for areas where we have not met expectations so we can improve for the future.
The terms of our policy apply to anyone who works with us or under us. For example, if a sub-contractor carries out work in a manner contrary to our policies we won’t work with them.
Under the law, sub-contractors who break regulations are just as liable for punishment as the company contracting work out to them. We’re responsible for the work they carry out. As such, if they don’t meet out high standards we won’t sub-contract to them.
Whilst the responsibilities associated with adhering to this policy always lie with the individual worker, ultimate responsibility rests with the senior managerial team and above.
The overall responsibility is with the Chief Executive. The Chief Executive will make sure our services are delivered quickly and efficiently. We will always be reliable and anyone who works for us will treat clients with respect.
All waste management costs will remain transparent and any client questions will be answered with as much detail as possible.
Every service team handling client waste will be fully insured at all times. They will be covered for public liability insurance. We attempt to minimise accidents on the client’s premises by carrying out a short risk assessment before work can begin. All service teams are instructed to do this to reduce risk.
Our service teams are trained in green practices, therefore they will be able to instruct you on how you can minimise your waste, reduce your costs, and help the environment.
Current Legislation Relevant to Our Business
The Environment Agency was formed as a direct result of this act and is responsible for providing waste management licences and managing waste regulation.