Acumen Waste Services Partner with as Prestigious Car Manufacturer to Remove Hazardous Waste from Multiple Sites

Acumen Waste Services are currently working with a prestigious car manufacturer, to remove hazardous waste at their headquarters in Crewe, UK as well as several other sites. The waste found at the different sites is both packaged, such as drums and IBCs, and in skips with each waste stream recycled or recovered where possible, in line with the waste hierarchy.

In addition to removing the hazardous waste, Acumen help with the organisation of the hazardous waste compound on site, providing technical expertise to ensure the waste is assessed, packaged and stored safely and compliantly. Acumen work with various departments over several sites, taking a holistic approach to a large and complex site and providing a straightforward and effective solution.

Acumen utilize their own fleet of vehicles to collect any waste from the manufacturer and deliver the waste to their own sites, allowing flexibility to work around any scheduling requirements from the customer and not relying on other companies. Acumen’s fleet is fully ADR compliant to carry dangerous goods and with our in-house Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) we can ensure that all transport regulations are adhered to, as well as all waste regulations.

Ongoing Site Visits and Technical Assessments

Acumen perform regular visits to each site to catalogue and assess the waste and prepare the waste to ensure it’s ready for collection. Acumen then arrange the transport, produce all paperwork and labels and accept the waste at our Waste Transfer Station, giving cradle-to-grave support for all hazardous waste that they produce.

The regular site visits, technical expertise and cradle-to-grave ownership of waste form part of the exceptional customer service that Acumen provide. When working at site, Acumen fit seamlessly into the Environmental Operations team, working alongside the car manufacturers employees.

Going Above and Beyond the Service

Acumen have assisted with historical issues they have had on site as legacy wastes throughout the sites have been removed through an amnesty in laboratories for old chemicals that are now out of spec. They have also improved the process for battery disposal, ensuring batteries are segregated by type and size which has a dual advantage. Through doing this it will reduce the likelihood of an environmental incident and allows for a cost saving when disposing of the batteries.

Monthly Waste and Environmental Reporting

In addition to the waste management and technical expertise, Acumen supply monthly reports detailing the waste we have removed from site and all waste compliance information. They also produce monthly greenhouse gas emission data relating to the transportation aspect of removing waste from site.

We like to keep our clients informed on the ongoing activities on their sites through monthly reporting. We ensure these reports and any commercial information is easily accessible for the customers team via a bespoke online portal. The portal is an easily accessible secure online area where information can quickly be found, giving an efficiency to the administration and reporting requirements of waste management.” Said Andy Crossley, Managing Director of Acumen Waste Services.

The prestigious car manufacturer have found a number of benefits in partnering with Acumen including improvements in health and safety, environmental safety and efficiencies throughout the waste management process, all with the highest level of customer service.

The Benefits of a Multi-Service Business

Acumen are leaders in Waste Management, providing tailored and cost-effective waste management, treatment and transfer and industrial site services solutions. Being a multi-faceted company, they can deliver value added solutions whenever the need arises. They can offer in house technical solutions to deliver compliant and cost-effective results whilst upholding the highest levels of health and safety, integrity and customer service.

For more information about Hazardous Waste Removal, any other services or to discuss a potential project, please get in touch today on 01977 529586 or email

“In addition to removing the hazardous waste, Acumen have worked with us to set-up and develop our hazardous waste compound. They have added value to their original waste removal offering by proposing the best ways to segregate different waste streams as well as advising the best containers to store waste and advising on best practice for environmental and health & safety. We are extremely grateful for the waste services company going above and beyond the original brief.”

Representative|Prestigious Car Manufacturer