Sterling Environmental Solutions

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Sterling Environmental Solutions provides commercial waste treatment, including the biological disposal and recovery of hazardous and non-hazardous solvents and aqueous waste.

We have been treating third-party industrial waste for over 30 years and continue to invest in our facility to meet the needs of our customers. We strive to ensure that we provide the most innovative waste treatment solutions. We have recently invested in the construction of a liquid anaerobic plant, allowing us to treat a wider range of waste types in a more sustainable way.

Our waste treatment facilities

Our waste treatment facilities are comprised of two plants: an aerobic plant and an anaerobic plant. These plants provide a sustainable alternative to incineration and other disposal techniques.

We accept 430 European Waste Catalogue (EWC) codes. Our waste treatment offering helps businesses to minimise the environmental burden associated with waste disposal, offering a cost-effective solution for our customers.

Waste disposal and waste recovery

Waste treated in our aerobic plant is given a D08 waste disposal code, while waste treated in our anaerobic plant receives an R03 waste recovery code.

We conduct waste acceptance testing on all liquid streams in our on-site waste analysis laboratory. This helps us to determine which of our treatment plants the waste is suitable for and ensures that we meet all regulatory compliance requirements.

Our anaerobic plant uses anaerobic bacteria to break waste down into biogas. This plant is the first of its kind in the UK. The biogas is cleaned and injected into the National Gas Grid as a green energy source.

Each year, our anaerobic plant treats enough waste from UK organisations to produce the energy needed to power 6,000 homes. This supports our customers’ sustainability targets.