Waste Recovery Services

Changes in UK waste regulation have reduced the options for the cost-effective disposal of inert wastes to landfill or under waste exemptions. Alternative approaches to managing inert waste materials are therefore required.

The UK produces many million tonnes of inert ‘soil’ type wastes each year which require appropriate end use. Fortunately, there are also a range of sites which could benefit from receiving such materials. This provides real opportunities for a sustainable and economic end use and restoration of marginal land.


Our Waste Recovery Management Service includes:

  • Technical and regulatory support to enable the sustainable end use of inert wastes
  • Deep project experience of waste reuse and recovery for:
    • restoration of quarry voids
    • improvement of agricultural land
    • Enabling improved amenity and ecological land value
  • We can support:
    • Feasibility assessments
    • Restoration options appraisals:
      • Environmental Permitting for the Recovery of Inert Waste to Land’
      • Permit variations
      • CL:AIRE CoP
      • WRAP Aggregates Protocol
    • Regulator consultations
    • Waste Recovery Plans
    • Full Environmental Permit applications
    • CoP design statements and allied technical support
    • Planning consent support


Our approach includes:

  • Environmental Permits for the recovery of waste to land
    – Proving the benefit from the scheme to the Environment Agency to achieve waster recovery permitting
  • CL:AIRE Definition of Water – Development Industry Code of Practice
    – Reviewing excavated material for land development in determining whether reuse can be considered

Please contact us for more information on our Waste Recovery Services.