The McGrath Group provides a comprehensive range of reporting to provide a fully documented audit trail, for complete transparency and accountability which enables clients to assess the efficiency, progress and environmental impact of the waste we have managed.
Our reports are generated automatically from data stored in our business management systems. Data from our field teams (we operate an integrated computerised PDA ticketing system), weighbridges and Essex and London MRFs is automatically stored in our information systems enabling us to provide real-time data reporting.
In addition to the above, the McGrath Group has launched the UK’s first waste report that calculates the carbon emissions generated during the waste management process. Clients will now be given data for gross and net CO2 emitted during the collection, sorting and reprocessing of their waste materials.
Our standard reporting typically includes:
- Summary of materials managed
- Breakdown of materials by site
- Breakdown of materials by type
- Breakdown of materials by hierarchy categories (i.e. re-use, recycling, recovery, disposal)
- Carbon emissions data (gross and net)
- Full transactional summary
- Industry updates
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Our reporting format is now compliant with Scope 3 (Greenhouse Gas) Reporting and produces Hierarchy of Waste data compatible with the requirements of the Waste Management Regulations 2011.
We have incorporated the equivalent CO2 savings for material we reuse/recycle/recover as well as a breakdown of the destination of waste material according to the Hierarchy of Waste categories.
The equivalent carbon emissions (CO2e) generated during the management of client’s wastes is now integrated into our reporting systems which enable us to publish a figure for net and gross CO2e for all wastes managed. The system has been validated and certificated against ISO 14064 Part 3. Clients can extract the carbon figures and insert directly into their Scope 3 Reporting software.
We can capture and process data about our clients wastes using our Duty of Care/IWS system to create a similar model of the service’s ‘Waste Hierarchy’ and track this throughout the lifecycle of any contract to demonstrate continuous improvement.
We have also upgraded our systems to classify clients’ waste data into the categories of the Hierarchy of Waste. Each report provides a breakdown (by weight) of the processes used to manage wastes i.e. Re-use, Recycling, Recovery and Disposal. Again this data can be extracted and used to demonstrate compliance with the Waste Regulations 2011 and application of environmental best practice.
There is a wide variety of legislation that is required to be met in handling, storing, collecting, sorting, recycling and managing wastes. McGrath takes compliance very seriously and all of our services are conducted in full conformity with all impacting legislation.
There are currently proposals to amend existing legislation and new legislation is coming into affect. A full list of waste legislation can be found on https://www.gov.uk/waste-legislation-and-regulations – and more information for business and/or commercial waste can be seen here https://www.gov.uk/managing-your-waste-an-overview/overview
We help our clients to be fully compliant with all legislation and the following are some of the key areas to note:
Duty of Care – it is a business’s responsibility to make sure waste is stored and collected safely and responsibly
Pre-Treatment Requirement – the waste producer must ensure that all waste is treated to reduce its quantity and/ or its environmental impact before being sent to landfill
Landfill Directive – this relates directly to how your waste management company manages your waste
WEEE Regulations – relates to an organisation’s responsibility to re-use and recycle electrical and electronic equipment
Batteries Directive – prohibits industrial and automotive batteries from being sent to landfill or incineration
Landfill Tax – this is legislation that requires businesses to pay a tax on all waste that is being sent to landfill
Hazardous Waste Legislation – a series of legal requirements for all organisations disposing of hazardous wastes
European Waste Catalogue (EWC) – this is the requirement for businesses to classify their waste materials according to what they are and how they were produced
Packing Waste Legislation – this relates to the producer’s responsibility involved in importing, manufacturing, reselling or disposing of packaging
IPPC Waste Treatment and Storage – this relates to the storage and disposal of hazardous wastes
Loss on Ignition (LOI) testing – landfill waste test to determine the correct tax liability