Coastal Recycling first in South England to achieve National Quality Mark

Exeter-based Coastal Recycling has achieved a major national quality mark. It is the first waste resource management organisation in the south of England to be awarded the BSI standard national quality mark, PAS 402. The quality mark recognises its commitment to reducing waste, specifically for the construction and demolition industry.

The focus for the waste industry continues to shift from landfill to recycling or energy recovery and PAS 402 is a nationally recognised quality waste management standard marking this. The standard follows a rigorous process set by the BSI (the national standards body of the UK) to meet the particular needs of the construction and demolition industries.

Richard Marsh, Coastal Recycling director said: “This marks a key milestone for us. To lead the way as the first waste resource management organisation in the south of England to achieve this quality mark demonstrates our commitment to the environment. Recovering resources has been at the heart of our operations for some time and achieving PAS 402 is a fantastic external endorsement. The award is testimony to the great work done on all our sites and by all our teams of recycling operatives.”

To achieve the quality standard, Coastal Recycling met key performance targets across the operation including collection, transport, recovery, treatment and disposal of waste as well as reporting and evidence collection on waste management activity and materials recovery rates. The standard is monitored to ensure that performance specifications continue to be met in the future.

Taryn Clements, Coastal Recycling head of compliance said: “Achieving PAS 402 is a great step for Coastal and a recognisable seal of approval for customers. When choosing to work with Coastal Recycling, customers can be confident that the demolition and construction materials leaving a site will be managed according to strict standards and that they will have verifiable information for any waste management audit.”

Coastal Recycling is based on Matford Business Park in Exeter and is the South West’s leading independent recycling and waste management specialist.