IACO’s experience and expertise on Waste and Pollution Management issues, is one of its greatest assets. Under these services, both waste and wastewater management is included. When facing such challenges, our approach always begins with whether there are possibilities of preventing or reducing waste or wastewater generated, as this by itself solves or reduces further management burden. Second step, and in line with the EU waste management hierarchy, is to explore available options that could render a waste or wastewater stream into a resource, by either reusing it or separating and pushing the recyclable fractions into the relevant markets. When all options are exhausted, including further recovery options such as energy recovery, a safe disposal method is selected, which needs to be closely monitored according to its potential of causing environmental pollution.

Our team of experts is proficient in providing integrated and state-of-the-art consultancy services at Installation, Local, Regional or National level, which include:

  • Waste / Wastewater Management Plans and Strategies
  • Waste / Wastewater Prevention and Minimization Plans
  • Waste / Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Options
  • Land / Soil Contamination and Remediation
  • Energy Recovery from Waste (through thermal or Biogas production processes)
  • Pollution Risk Assessment per Source, Pathway and or media Recipient
  • Impact Assessments, Feasibility Plans, Permitting Procedures

The types of waste streams that are covered within our expertise include:

  • Municipal Waste
  • Biodegradable Waste
  • Packaging Waste
  • Construction and Demolition Waste
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
  • End of Life Vehicles (ELVs)
  • Scrap Metal
  • Mining Waste
  • Waste Oils
  • Urban Wastewater / Storm water
  • Sewage Sludge
  • Contaminated Soils
  • Industrial wastewater, etc.

At industrial installation level, our services can be beneficial to the following industrial activities:

  • Intensive Rearing of Poultry and Pigs, Cattle Farms and Sheep Husbandry Units
  • Slaughterhouses and animal by-products industries
  • Food, Drink and Milk industries
  • Mining and Quarry Activities
  • Cement and Lime Manufacturing industries
  • Large Combustions Plants
  • Industrial Cooling Systems
  • Tanning of Hides and Skins
  • Waste Treatments industries