Fully accredited

Posted on 6th January, 2013

Quality accreditations are not simply won to adorn walls and letter headings, they are an independent acclamation that a business or operation meets high industry standards. Modern accreditations require massive amounts of commitment and resources, however, they also allow customers to enjoy the peace of mind that a reputable accreditation provides. At the same time, Environment Agency waste management permits are proving ever harder to win. Standards and expectations are continuing to rise.

Increasing the number of EA permits across the WasteCare estate enables the company to provide an ever increasing and flexible service. In the last few months the WasteCare Group have won no less than six accreditations and permits. All departments have pulled out the stops this year to add to our list of accreditations and permits, however, a special mention should go to Helen Kellett, Gemma Armitage, Andy Milner, Paul Casey and Ali West.

The Normanton facility has recently been certified to PAS141 standard for electrical equipment refurbishment. Also last week the AssetCare operation won the ADISA (Asset Disposal Information Security Alliance) accreditation, putting the company in the top league for IT equipment disposal. The site was also AATF (Approved, Accredited Treatment Facility) approved by the EA earlier in the month.

The HazCare facility at Valley House, Leeds was awarded their new permit for handling a huge diversity of additional hazardous and difficult wastes. Virtually, whatever the waste, HazCare has the answer.

Last month the new Basingstoke facility was awarded their ABTO (Approved Battery Treatment Operation) and ABE (Approved Battery Exporter) licences, allowing them to sort batteries into different chemistries, treat and export for recovery, where necessary. Now these recycling processes have been fully certified, the site will be expanding the recycling operations in line with the ever increasing demands of the BatteryBack compliance scheme.