Supporting the waste sector to achieve sustained business growth

Waste management operators, contractors and developers are key contributors to the creation of a ‘closed-loop’ economy. They offer much-needed solutions to the UK’s waste challenge through the delivery of state-of-the-art waste and materials processing infrastructure. With significant amounts of waste still going to landfill, the market presents waste management companies with a range of opportunities to profit through sustainability.


Our team has been providing leading expertise to the waste sector for 20 years and our team of over 80 waste industry professionals is always ready to provide support tailored to our clients’ needs. 

In addition to the services listed below, Ricardo Energy & Environment also offers the following to Waste industry clients: 

Technical assessment and due diligence – a high-quality technical assessment undertaken by an independent team that adds value to the process will enhance a project’s deliverability and minimise risks. We put together tailored approaches for each project we undertake.

Market intelligence – waste management companies operate in an increasingly crowded market where each opportunity and potential feedstock has to be identified and carefully assessed. Ricardo Energy & Environment helps clients make informed decisions about sites, feedstock sources and competitor landscapes.

Bid support – large, long-term, public-sector projects form the foundation of operations for many waste management companies, but the tendering process can be long and resource intensive. Ricardo Energy & Environment helps private-sector clients develop tendering strategies, prepare contract documents and submit tenders. We can also assist procuring authorities by being a strong critical friend, ghost evaluator or bid facilitator.

Modelling – Ricardo Energy & Environment’s dedicated team specialises in waste-flow modelling, the Kerbside Analysis Tool (KAT), the Waste and Resources Assessment Tool for the Environment (WRATE), carbon footprint analysis, life-cycle assessment, cost-benefit and options appraisal, mass balance evaluation and risk assessment.