The Public Sector Challenge
Since its introduction in 2008, and its many revisions since, the European Waste Framework Directive, is placing a completely new emphasis on the duty of care required by public sector waste management regimes.
The public sector is under scrutiny to lead the way in best practice and demonstrate a commitment to public safety as well as legislative compliance.
This has all come during an era when public sector organisations are under significant pressure to reduce both waste generation and expenditure, due to cuts in public funding. Therefore, the challenge to the public sector is significant and it is working with strategic partners like Augean that the long term solutions and even benefits of hazardous waste treatment are being discovered.
Augean knows that frequent reviews and understanding of hazardous waste legislation is the key to achieving targets whilst reducing costs, and at Augean there is a team who have unparalleled experience in managing all types of hazardous waste.
This experience has allowed them to invest in a national network of waste management sites and an infrastructure which really supports the public sector as Edward Pigg, Director - Augean Waste Network explains: ‘Our approach has always been to use our experience and strength in the hazardous waste sector to develop partnerships with the public and private sector. We have a full range of services from mobile chemists who can assess the hazardous waste risks at your site and make recommendations on treatment, transfer and disposal to specialist sites such as our East Kent facility which provides High Temperature Incineration (HTI) for waste requiring total destruction.’
‘This range of services through our UK network of sites, means we are working with local authorities, schools, hospitals, laboratories and other departments within the public sector on a daily basis and we can deliver local support with the reassurance from a leading national provider.’
‘The real benefits of working with Augean comes from facilities like our HTI operation and our extensive on-site laboratory allows us to assess your waste streams utilising state of the art analytical techniques, to determine the optimal methods for processing, to comply with strict environmental standards. Augean ensures your reputation is protected by taking this approach.’
Augean PLC was formed in 2004, and is listed on the AIM. The company is the UK’s leading provider of waste management services with an emphasis on hazardous waste.
The name Augean was born out of Greek mythology, inspired by the fifth labour of Hercules.
Augean is the strategic partner for a range of organisations in the land management, oil and gas, construction and nuclear decommissioning sectors. Augean works with other leading waste management companies to offer a complete solution to any business.
With headquarters in Wetherby and a network of sites and facilities across the UK from Avon-mouth to Aberdeen, Augean PLC has become a leading facility for the transfer, treatment and disposal of waste products, with a specialism in hazardous waste.
Augean is committed to delivery the highest quality service in the management of a wide range of hazardous wastes, and provides a strategic partner to businesses in all industrial and construction sectors.