Case study: How one waste company got its top rating back

In 2015, Ellie Colson, director of transport and compliance at Colson Transport, ran into a spot of bother with the Environment Agency (EA). At the time, fires at two wood recycling plants had caused a national disposal issue and the only options open to the skip hire company were to landfill wood or stockpile it until the matter was resolved.

Colson judged the latter to be more environmentally friendly. “We are trying to promote an environmentally friendly ethos, so we thought sending all of that to landfill would have been going against that,” she says. 

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