Waste & Recycling Insurance
Why choose us?
- Offices nationwide
- Dedicated account handlers
- Wealth of knowledge & expertise
- Access to specialist insurance schemes
Choose The Right Cover For You
Our team of experts have been serving the waste, recycling, and reuse industry for over 15 years. We understand that this sector requires specific requirements when choosing the right insurance policy due to the unique risks associated with the industry but with our knowledge, you can rest assured that we’ll be able to find suitable cover tailored to your business needs
We pride ourselves on our second-to-none offering as well as our friendly and efficient team who can assist you with any queries to ensure a stress-free relationship.
What Is Waste & Recycling Insurance?
As a sector, the waste and recycling industry is complex and contains numerous potential risks. From injuries to workers operating machinery to exposure to hazardous materials such as asbestos, in order to protect your business and employees the correct cover is essential.
Within waste and recycling, there is a considerable variety to the risks and required level of cover to securely operate. That’s why when it comes to insurance an accurate policy is essential to avoid unexpected legal costs or actions. Our skilled team can work together with you to identify the key areas of cover and ensure you are adequately protected from the most pertinent risks.
From small local enterprises that focus on residential business, all the way up to large scale commercial operations we can help find a correct level of cover that is tailored to you.
“So we can give the right advice on risk and insurance coverage, we will work with you to obtain a full understanding of your business.”
Is There Anything That Is Not Commonly Covered In A Standard Policy?
With a higher level of risk present than most industries, there are naturally some areas that a standard policy will often not account for. Whilst the majority of insurers will not account for these by default, if any of the below do factor into your operation our team are experienced in finding more suitable providers.
Some of the often excluded areas include:
- Asbestos and lead-based paint
- Nuclear related hazards
- Natural radioactive material
- Underground storage tanks
For more information on our waste & recycling insurance, simply contact the team.
What Types Of Waste & Recycling Businesses Can Be Covered?
The scale and nature of waste and recycling companies can vary greatly. As such there is a multitude of relevant businesses that may be applicable for this type of insurance cover, these could include:
- Skip hire services
- Waste management companies
- Waste management brokers and consultants
- Landfill operations
- Incineration plants
- Waste to energy plants
- Trade waste collection
- Liquid and hazardous waste specialists
- Materials recycling facilities
- Paper and can recycling
- Glass recycling
- WEEE recycling
- Textile recycling
- Wood recycling
- Anaerobic digestion plants
- Aggregate/soils recycling
Areas of risk you need to manage:
There are a variety of factors within the waste and recycling sector that can lead to injury, some of which are fatal. In fact, as a sector employees are twice more likely to experience a work-related injury vs. the average worker, and sixteen times more likely to suffer a fatality. The most common risk factors include:
- Contact with moving machinery
- Struck by moving vehicle
- Struck by moving or falling objects
- Slip, trips and falls
- Injuries as a result of lifting objects
Find The Right Waste & Recycling Insurance For You
With our expert brokers, you can be confident in the fact that your claim will be dealt with in a respectful and efficient manner by our specialist team. As an industry waste management employees are more likely to suffer injuries, ill-health and fatalities than the average worker across all industries, making adequate cover essential.
For more information on our waste and recycling insurance, simply contact the team. Alternatively, you can request a call back below. Our team will be more than happy to discuss your policy needs and answer any questions you may have.
Recycling Insurance FAQs
You’ll likely need a combination of different insurance policies to be fully covered
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Contact our dedicated team today and let us find a tailored package to suit your business needs.
There isn’t a defined list of those who require a waste licence. However, transporting waste without a valid licence is illegal and you will face criminal prosecution if caught. You may need a waste carrier’s licence if you operate a landfill, store third party waste or carry out final disposal of waste. However, if you only store the waste materials then you won’t require a licence.
Any sole trader or business who transports, disposes of or arranges waste disposal by a third party must be registered as a waste carrier otherwise you will face criminal prosecution.
Under the Environmental permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 permits are required to undertake a wide range of specified activities lawfully. These activities include anything from scrap metal yards, processing plants and asbestos contractors to nuclear power stations and sewage treatment plants. Depending on the activity, applicants must apply either to the Environment Agency or the relevant local authority.
You must ensure that you have appropriate authorisation for the activities your business carries out. It is advisable to do this at the early stages of setting up a business or planning stages to ensure there will be no opposition to the licence or restrictions imposed that may affect your ability to trade.
If you have a waste exemption licence, it means that you can operate without an environmental permit. The exemption will have certain limits and conditions including strict limitations on the amount of waste stored and processed.
Each waste exemption lasts 3 years from when it is registered and will need to be renewed 1 month before it is due to expire.