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Augean shares society’s concerns about the potential consequences of poorly managed and operated waste facilities.
Dedicated monitoring technicians work to agreed programmes and protocols with the Environment Agency (EA) or Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) and gather qualitative environmental data which is reported to our regulators at agreed periodic intervals. Augean reports environmental performance in respect of landfill gas (landfill sites only), ambient air emissions, leachate, surface water, ground water, dust and noise. These reports continue to show that our sites do not result in a significant impact on the local environment.
Our environmental controls start well before the waste arrives at our treatment and recycling centres or landfill sites. Our technical assessors conduct a detailed analysis of the waste stream to determine its suitability for acceptance at the site and then specify the correct control systems that apply for reception at site. In addition we are able to provide to our clients analytical services through our in house Laboratory. The laboratory provides rapid turnaround analysis to UKAS standards undertaken by experienced waste chemists.
Our specialist landfill sites are the subject of expert design and constructed in accordance with detailed quality assurance plans. All our treatment processes use best available techniques and their commissioning is approved by the Environment Agency (EA) through the Environmental Protection Permitting process. Rigorous operational controls are adopted and monitoring systems are used to verify performance at all our sites.
We are a heavily scrutinised business not only by our own internal compliance teams but also by the EA, SEPA, our local authorities and our external auditor, the BSI. Our clients frequently audit our sites to ensure that we operate to the highest standards.