Our 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) ISO 14001 for our office and seven closed landfill sites – this was renewed in March 2015.

Click here to see our EMS certificate (PDF)

The scope of our EMS involves the: “The activities associated with the monitoring and maintenance of seven closed landfill sites, the Authority’s office activities and the management of the Authority’s waste contracts.

As part of our EMS assessment we have identified a number of areas of our activities that have environmental impacts, which are ranked in order of their significance. All of the details of these 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 accreditation.

CLICK HERE to download the EMS MRWA Environmental Policy (PDF).