A metal recycling waste site in Sheffield faced significant challenges in managing their trade effluent discharge, including compliance with regulatory waste permit set by the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water. The company engaged us to conduct an audit of the site’s operations and identified the issues relating to the regulators comments. We recommended several measures to reduce the contaminants in the trade effluent, including improving the segregation of waste streams, installing additional treatment equipment and improving operational procedures. The improvements were made in an Environmental Management System (EMS) and Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) which we created.
The client worked closely with the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water to implement the recommended measures within the EMS and FPP. The ongoing liaison with both regulatory bodies demonstrated the commitment to the permit compliance. After the implementation of the permit, we were commissioned to carry out regular trade effluent monitoring for the site and advise on any improvement measures for the sites operations.
The client decided to sell and the new owner took over the site. This company became our client and we were engaged in the transfer of the permit. Our team attended site with the Environment Agency to review the site operations after the takeover. After a positive meeting with the regulator, we were able to efficiently transfer this waste permit to its new operator.