Environmental Management System


Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority is committed to ensuring that its operations, activities and the procurement of its goods and services are undertaken in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.

Our Environmental Management System (EMS) is one way of demonstrating a commitment to reduce the impact that our actions have on the natural and built environment. In May 2009 The Authority received accreditation of International Standard Organisation (ISO) 14001:2004 for our office and seven closed landfill sites – this was renewed in March 2015.

Click here to see our EMS certificate.

The scope of our EMS involves the: “activities associated with the monitoring and maintenance of our seven Closed Landfill sites in the Merseyside area and our Liverpool office activities”.

Click here to see how we monitor and maintain our seven closed landfill sites.

As part of our EMS assessment we have identified a number of aspects of our activities that have environmental impacts, which are ranked in order of their significance. All of our aspects are available on request by contacting the Authority.

As of April 2010, all Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) operated on our behalf by our contractors also achieved ISO 14001:2004 accreditation.

Click here to download the MRWA Environmental Policy (pdf).