The Environment Agency is committed to managing our environmental impacts including waste by reducing and managing them using the best practical environmental option. This framework will cover the collection, disposal and recycling of a variety of operations-derived waste streams generated by our sites, primarily across the south east of England. The geographical extent of the framework may be expanded at the Agency's discretion, subject to satisfactory performance of the Contractor.
The framework is intended to commence on 1.5.2017, until 30.4.2019, with options to extend until 30.4.2021.
The Agency has a sustainability plan for 2020 called E:mission. One of our goals is to re-use, recycle and recover more than 90 % of our waste, including office, operational and construction / project waste. This framework therefore has a requirement for zero waste to be sent to landfill where technically feasible.
This framework will cover the collection, disposal and recycling of a variety of operations-derived waste streams generated by our sites, primarily across the south east of England.
The following waste streams are likely to be covered by this framework:
— Scrap metal;
— Batteries (hazardous and non-hazardous, including heavy duty lead acid batteries);
— Hazardous waste (e.g. fluorescent tubes, oily waste);
— Waste oil;
— Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE);
— Wood — both non-hazardous and hazardous;
— Tree trunks (potentially contaminated);
— Green waste (potentially contaminated);
— General waste;
— Animal (e.g. dog) waste;
— Soil and clay;
— Silt and sediments from small works;
— Concrete and building materials;
— Shopping trolleys and beer kegs; and
— Animal carcasses.