Environment

At Cumbria Waste Group we take our responsibilities to people and the environment very seriously.

We are the largest waste management company in Cumbria and we care about the environment we live and work in.

We continually seek to reduce our carbon footprint and ensure that the work we do has a positive impact on the environment and our use of scarce resources.

We always strive to manage waste and recyclable materials in the most effective, compliant and sustainable way.

We hold the Environmental Management Standard ISO14001. This demonstrates our commitment to continually improving and providing quality services to our customers. At the same time, it enables us to maximise the environmental benefits we can harness from effective waste management and recycling.

We also give donations under the Landfill Communities Fund scheme to an environmental body, Cumbria Waste Management Environment Trust (CWMET). This operates in parts of Cumbria, in areas such as Carlisle, distributing funds generated through our landfill operations.

On our behalf, CWMET distributes hundreds of thousands of pounds of grants each year to environmental and community projects within a 10-mile radius of a fee paying landfill site.

These grants make a massive difference to so many people and we are proud to be associated with this scheme.