Waste and resource management

Our team are leading technical experts in their field and have a detailed understanding of the policy drivers and the implications for local authority services and private organisations.

Waste and resource management

Services

Our experts can tailor plan to help your organisation benefit from a circular economy approach including market assessment, resource mapping, sustainable procurement, stakeholder engagement, sustainable packaging and more.

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Our deep scientific analysis is helping our clients develop more sustainable products and services and/or demonstrate their already impressive environmental credentials.

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Ricardo's experts will support you to develop a robust waste strategy to achieve goals such as reducing waste, increasing recycling, updating waste infrastructure and decarbonising.

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Ricardo provides technical, market, regulatory and procurement support to developers, investors and operators of waste infrastructure at all stages of your project, from the initial outline business case right through to provision of owner’s engineer services.

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Ricardo have been working with local authorities and the waste management industry for more than 35 years providing evidence, data and technical advice contributing to recycling and net zero carbon emission targets and other government priorities.

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Our services

Procurement and bid support for waste services

Ricardo’s experienced consultants add considerable value to those seeking waste services by ensuring local authority and public sector procurement processes benefit from the lessons learnt and best practice developed by working on numerous similar projects. This type of advice and support is invaluable for both public and private sector organisations alike.

Environmental permitting and regulatory

We help you understand the requirements of current and future environmental regulations that affect your business. This enables you  to capitalise on opportunities, avoid unnecessary liabilities and protect their reputations.

Waste modelling and analysis

Ricardo works with public and private sector clients to develop robust deliverable waste strategies and implementation plans. All of our strategic advisory support is underpinned by data analysis.

Service review and benchmarking

Ricardo’s waste operations team has an extensive track record of reviewing a wide range of waste-related services including street cleansing, grounds maintenance, waste collections (organics, recycling and residual), household waste recycling centres (HWRCs), vehicle fleet services and wider public realm services.

Waste and resource management

Markets

Supporting the waste sector to deliver efficient and effective public realm services

Ricardo have been working with local authorities and the waste management industry for more than 35 years providing evidence, data and technical advice contributing to recycling and net zero carbon emission targets and other government priorities.

Our team are leading technical experts in their field and have a detailed understanding of the policy drivers and the implications for local authority services.

We can provide you with deliverable and innovative solutions to support policy, investment, and operational decisions, and their practical implementation.

In order to provide you with advice and hands hands-on support, our team of experienced consultants have practical operational experience in senior roles in both the public and private sectors. They have evaluated, designed, implemented and managed public realm services.

Our team includes individuals with extensive experience in the use and interpretation of waste modelling approaches to provide the data-led evidence required to support your service change decisions.

Waste Consultancy Services

Discover our case studies

Developing Scotland's sustainable, local and low carbon value chains

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Negative emission cogeneration technology

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Measuring rail’s circular economy performance

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Waste and resource management Resources

Ricardo unveils time lapse video of its combined heat and power demonstrator plant with carbon negative footprint

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A guide to green claims for products and services

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Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation: The rise of sustainable products across the EU

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The true impact of COP 28 lies off-stage

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