Waste, Recycling and Reuse

We have over 30 years' experience arranging insurance solutions for businesses operating in the waste industry.

We are the market leading insurance broker for the waste, recycling and reuse industry and we can provide seamless access to our waste facility which has unique benefits, including enhanced coverage and limited conditions/exclusions.

Due to our experience and expertise, we are recommended by the Environmental Services Association (ESA), the United Resources Operators Consortium (UROC), and Let’s Recycle.

    Why Miles Smith?

  • Our scheme is unparalleled in the market, complying with all statutory Health & Safety COSHH regulations
  • We can accommodate businesses working with all types of waste, including asbestos and other hazardous waste
  • We have been the appointed insurance broker to the ESA for over 30 years
  • We are the appointed insurance broker to UROC

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We understand the complex nature of the waste, recycling and reuse industry, and work closely with risk managers and surveyors to provide first-class risk management advice complimented by the necessary insurance provisions, to ensure our clients are reducing the risks they face. Our team are experienced insurance advisors in the waste, recycling and reuse industry, so they use their expertise to provide market leading insurance solutions and risk management advice to your business. Our team will work with your business, helping you understand your risks and providing detailed analysis on what steps can be taken to prevent claims and minimise their impact when they do occur.

You’ll be all too aware that the waste, recycling and reuse industry has a lengthy and complex history of claims, so securing comprehensive and affordable insurance can be challenging. But our experience and knowledge can help negate this, providing you and your business with the cover you need.

Waste Bonds

Many contractors involved in the waste industry are often asked to provide performance bonds to employers. We have expertise and experience in arranging surety bonds, so whether you are providing the technology, carrying out the works, or delivering a waste management contract for example, for a local authority, we can help with your bond requirements. Speak to a member of the team to find out more.

Who is it for?

We can arrange cover for all types of businesses within the waste, recycling and reuse sector, including those who handle asbestos and other hazardous waste materials. Amongst others, we provide cover for:

Waste, Recycling and Reuse Covers

Our approach to providing insurance solutions to businesses operating in the waste, recycling and reuse sector is tailored to each organisation, ensuring you have the cover you need. We listen to you and take time to understand your business, before giving our advice. The types of products we look at for businesses in this sector include, but are not limited to:

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Recycling Case Study

Miles Smith were working with a nationwide environmental services contractor who was unable to obtain cost effective insurance as a result of many years of health and safety failures. These failures eventually resulted in a large fine and prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive for breaching regulations.

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"Miles Smith has been a trusted partner to the ESA for over 30 years and is a well-respected provider of insurance services within our industry. Miles Smith has designed a range of specialist products and solutions, each tailored to meet the requirements of the waste and resources sector, and as a result, a significant percentage of our industry use Miles Smith as their advisers."

Jacob Hayler
Executive Director, Environmental Services Association
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