Case Studies

Integrated Management Systems

The greatest efficiency savings are achieved when companies work together. Two members of the Waste Accountant community, R&W Civil Engineering and EM Highway Services Ltd have been partnering on sustainability initiatives for many years. In 2009 MTS was asked to assist in the development of an integrated waste management system for Area 3. MTS/R&W built a dedicated waste transfer station to receive gully waste, sweeper waste and other street cleaning residues and also set-up an aggregate recycling facility. MTS and R&W designed, built and manage the operation of the facility and Waste Accountant is used by EM and R&W to manage the overall operation. In 2010/11 the combined results was a £1.25 million saving for the Highways Agency. Furthermore the infrastructure now in place ensures Area 3 routine maintenance operations are significantly more efficient and large savings in CO2 emissions have also been achieved.

The De-watering facility designed by MTS is particularly innovative as all the water is treated on site to river quality and re-used by the gully emptying machines and sweepers. Due to this innovation such facilities can be built anywhere and foul sewers are no longer essential.    

Highways Agency 

MTS Environmental has extensive coverage of the Highways Agency (HA) network. This includes Area 1,3,13 (EM Highway Services Ltd), Area 4 (Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald JV), Area 5 DBFO (Connect Plus) and Area 6 (Atkins). The Highways Agency has considerable sustainability objectives and each network provider is expected to assist the HA achieve these objectives. Waste Accountant is providing the HA with increasing standardisation of data capture and performance verification. The Waste Accountant community are now working together to help refine reporting and MTS Environmental are helping to facilitate this on behalf of the HA Waste Accountant community.

County Council Highway Networks

MTS has extensive coverage of the County Council Highway Network. This includes Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, GLoucestershire, Somerset (Atkins), Surrey, Lincolnshire, West Sussex, North Suffolk Partnership (May Gurney), Kent Highways (Enterprise) TFL (Enterprise Mouchel). Waste Accountant is particularly useful on county highways networks as often highways depots are re-developed to be used as waste transfer stations. Waste transfer stations provide considerable operational efficiencies but need to be managed correctly to ensure absolute efficiency. Waste Accountant facilitates this efficacy. MTS assisted May Gurney achieve a £40,000 per year saving on the Surrey contract in 2012. 

National Grid - Electricity Alliance 

Waste Accountant has been used for many years by the Electricity Alliance East and the SWMP module has proved invaluable during national grid audits. 

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