Tomorrow’s communities are facing many environmental challenges – which can only be managed by an experienced advisor with recognised expertise. Sweco’s environmental specialists create inhabitable environments using careful planning and creative thinking. Our multi-disciplinary environment team offer pragmatic deliverable solutions to ensure that developments work in harmony with their surrounding environment and that impacts are managed in a sustainable way.


  • Acoustics, Environmental Noise & Vibration
  • Air Quality, Odour & Dust Management
  • Asbestos Management
  • Contaminated Land and Water Quality
  • Due Diligence Services
  • Earthworks Design
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Ground Engineering
  • Remediation Strategy & Verification
  • Sustainable Development and Planning
  • Waste and Resources Management

Waste and Resources Management

Managing finite resources and minimising waste are key to a sustainable future for us all. Sweco’s environmental specialists work to deliver innovative, achievable solutions.

We develop effective waste and resource management strategies, based upon technical, environmental, social and commercial objectives to unlock both cost and carbon savings. We have expertise in a wide range of fields, including major infrastructure, development and urban regeneration, renewable energy and process engineering, among others. 

We work in partnership with our clients to identify where inefficiencies and waste can be avoided. By understanding every stage of the process, from raw material inputs to waste outputs, we can set realistic and attainable resource minimisation targets. 

Sometimes waste is unavoidable. Our specialists have industry leading knowledge in waste classification, brokering and regulatory compliance. We deliver high efficiency recycling, waste-to-energy and material recovery projects, from initial feasibility, due diligence, performance monitoring and optimisation, though to full design of waste facilities. 

Our technical specialists have designed a range of complex processing facilities including industrial scale composting, household waste recycling centres, material recovery facilities and treatment plant, as well as landfill development and permitting. 

We can assist with accurate classification of waste soils in accordance with WM3 and offer solutions to reduce the volume of waste destined for landfill. We provide expert advice on the potential reuse of waste soils, under the CL:AIRE Definition of Waste Development Industry Code of Practice, diverting waste soils from landfill and providing significant cost savings to clients. We have qualified CL:AIRE registered professionals who can prepare and sign declarations for Materials Management Plans and prepare site waste management plans to support planning applications.


  • Colleen
    Principal Environmental Consultant
    01473 231100
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