Three waste firms have launched the Waste Management Brokers Association (WMBA) with the goal of a united voice in the sector.
The founding members, UK Waste Solutions, Specialist Waste Recycling and Newstar Environmental want WMBA to become one of the most influential and respected professional bodies in the sector for both existing and next-generation brokers.
The trio have a combined turnover of £70m and their customers include Network Rail, Greene King and Aldi.
Key areas of focus for the association will include developing:
- the reputation and raising the profile of the outsourced model
- consistency and a code of best practice
- closer relationships with the supply chain
The founding members said in a joint statement: “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.”