We are as dedicated to protecting the planet as we are to delivering safe, quality waste management services to our clients.

Our environmental policy informs our recycling and sustainability best practices. While we are committed to SHEQ and working towards Sustainable Development Goals.

Eco-Credentials: RJS Waste Management UK’s Environmental Policy

Passionate about protecting the planet in any way possible, RJS Waste Management UK has a practical and proactive environmental policy. Through the delivery of high quality, environmentally aware, safe and trusted services to our clients, we aim to reduce waste that ends up in landfill and to help you reduce your carbon footprint.

We run several of our own recycling initiatives and aim to help you carry out yours. We will also support your business in meeting its environmental objectives as set by your own environmental policy.

By maintaining your business’s green credentials, you can:

  • Bolster your core values
  • Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
  • Help protect the environment for future generations


Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ)

Hand in hand with RJS Waste Management’s environmental policy – and a commitment to our customers and planet – comes our SHEQ policy. See the boxes below for more information.

Our SHEQ objectives

RJS Waste Management has set the following SHEQ objectives relating specifically to our environmental policy:

  • Reduce the environmental impact of business operations
  • Contribute to Sustainable Development Goals
  • Ensure all compliance obligations, such as waste disposal, are met (6.1.3)
  • Reduce, where possible, the environmental impacts associated with purchasing and extend our policies throughout our supply chain (8.1.4)

Sustainable Development Goals

The RJS Waste Management team has been working on making the company more green in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We are focussing our efforts on the SDGs which our company’s daily activities directly impact – SDG 7, SDG 13, SDG 14 and SDG 15:

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

We aim to reduce our carbon footprint, focusing on the reduction in the use of electricity within our offices. We also aim to reduce the use of fossil fuels for business travel to decrease their carbon impact.

SDG 13: Climate Change

In accordance with legislation, we aim to ensure that waste will be managed in a sustainable manner following the waste hierarchy to ensure the reduction in waste sent to landfill and in the carbon emissions of landfilling. Further, we adhere to the WEEE directive and aim to reduce our carbon footprint that way. We will also decrease the demand for non-sustainable goods and services by reducing purchasing, using resource-efficient products and considering end of life.

SDG 14: Life Below Water

 We aim to reduce the amount of waste collected from our clients and find ways to recycle and divert from landfill. We will also, wherever possible, divert plastic waste from our oceans, waterways and drinking water sources.

SDG 15: Life On Land

As a mostly paperless office, we aim to keep the use of paper to a minimum and continue to make sure paper is reused and recycled whenever used. We currently monitor and improve the air quality within the office environment and contribute to the improvement of wider air quality issues.

Read more about our work towards Sustainable Development Goals.

Our environmental actions

RJS Waste Management’s recycling initiatives, in line with our environmental policy and Sustainable Development Goals, include:

  • Toner cartridge recycling
  • Battery recycling
  • Recycling old pens
  • Reusing and recycling plastic bottles
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling – for our customers and company

RJS Waste Management’s sustainability initiatives, in line with our environmental policy and the Sustainable Development Goals, include:

  • Turn heating down by 1 degree and use LED lighting
  • Work towards the Green Fleet Strategy target of moving 50% of the fleet over to low-carbon vehicles — our first electric vehicle was added in October 2023!
  • Maintain a minimum office recycling rate of 80%
  • Reduce the proportion of office waste sent to landfill to under 5%
  • Eradicate the use of microplastics in the office
  • Use Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) paper that has been harvested in a responsible manner where possible
  • Work with local suppliers to make sure they are adhering to and supporting our environmental goals
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