Three of the waste sector’s outsourced waste management providers, boasting a combined turnover of over £70 million and blue chip customers such as Network Rail, Greene King and Aldi, have joined forces to create the Waste Management Brokers Association (WMBA).
UK Waste Solutions (UKWSL), Specialist Waste Recycling (SWR) and Newstar Environmental (Newstar) have finalised plans to form the association in order to represent and give a united voice to the brokerage model in the UK waste and recycling sector.
“The WMBA aims to become one of the most influential and respected professional bodies in the sector and will work to represent both existing and next-generation waste management brokers,”
said a WMBA spokesperson.
Key areas of focus for the WMBA will include:
- Building the reputation and raising the profile of the outsourced model
- Developing consistency and a code of best practice
- Building even closer relationships with the supply chain
The WMBA said that one of the first tasks of the Association will be to develop a simple code of best practice to help ensure consistency within the brokers and the way they operate with the supply chain. Key areas of attention will include service levels, innovation, the proximity principle, sustainable procurement, data management, education and training.
The founding members of the WMBA issued a joint statement:
“The inception of the WMBA marks a key development in the waste industry. More and more organisations are now opting for the highly innovative, cost effective and flexible brokerage model, which uniquely builds on the service delivery strengths of both local and national waste suppliers to manage their waste.
The UK’s waste brokers, however, have never had a dedicated voice or looked to work together to ensure there is a recognised gold standard of service on which both customers and suppliers can rely. The WMBA will focus on working closely with our local supply chain to ensure that as the industry changes we will continue to deliver environmentally and commercially sustainable solutions to our customers across the UK.”