Hamilton Waste & Recycling Ltd is a proud family-owned company with a full range of environmental and recycling services that has operated since 2002. They have become the first Scottish waste management company to attain a carbon-neutral status following a committed programme of reduction and offsetting initiatives. The East Lothian-based company joined the ECO Stars scheme in May 2018. They achieved the maximum rating of 5 stars at their first assessment and have retained that rating by acting on the recommendations of the ECO Stars fleet expert.

The process

Hamilton Waste supplied a full fleet listing to the ECO Stars field consultant. The consultant followed up with an on-site visit to discuss fleet and fuel management practices and to complete the application form. Each individual vehicle was assessed along with the overall fleet management operation – the result was a 5-star rating. This was an excellent achievement and reflected their proactive approach to achieving operational efficiency. As part of the ECO Stars process, once the assessment has been completed, a ‘Road Map’ is produced, which highlights key actions that could be considered.

Reassessment and future plans

The latest ECO Stars reassessment in 2022 confirmed Hamilton Waste’s continued 5-star status. Since joining the ECO Stars scheme in 2018, their fleet has grown from 28 vehicles to 36 with the opening of a new site in Bishopbriggs to expand operations into the Glasgow area, and their fleet replacement programme is continuing. In addition, since their last ‘Road Map’, they are testing new telematics and a 360-degree camera system for better driver behaviour management etc. As they are ISO9001, 14001 and 45001 accredited, some of our advice and recommendations are already being utilised in line with their ISO standards, such as operational performance, costs, customer service, compliance, and environmental management. Krzysztof Zurek, Hamilton Waste’s Health & Safety Manager, was delighted to find that their 5-star rating had been retained. They will continue to consider all that they can that could help business performance and, at the same time, protect the environment.


It couldn’t be easier!

To join ECO Stars, call: 01344 770700

email ecostarsTRL@trl.co.uk