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When living by the rules gets too much, help is at hand.
None of us love the time and effort, or the drain that waste legislation puts on our businesses, so you might want to know about a husband and wife team we recently bumped into who can give you a hand when you need it, and keep you pointing in the right direction.


Peter and Melanie Murphy are both qualified, level 4 assessors and internal verifiers, having worked in the waste industry for over 30 years. Melanie is a WAMITAB assessor and Peter concentrates on mentoring and consultancy. Peter told us, “Where I come in is when a candidate needs support when undertaking an award. This is where business and individuals can really make use of my experiences as an assessor”.

Both Melanie and Peter have been involved in the end of life vehicle sector for over 13 years, working with numerous sites throughout the UK. They are also both qualified within the waste industry to manage any hazardous waste site as well as anaerobic digestion operations.

They have also been involved in international research projects within the waste sector and closer to home, consulted with DEFRA regarding ELV post shredder residue with an emphasis on plastic recycling and its future re-use.

They tell us they can offer readers advice on permitting, planning, site audits and compliance issues. Peter also pointed out that they have a very good relationship whith the environment agency and can assist with communication issues when necessary. Another interesting angle is that they can supply COTC cover on a short or long term contract when needed.

Peter and Melanie believe that the industry’s future will be driven through improving techniques and technologies, with ever increasing levels of materials reuse from all sectors of the waste industry. If you could benefit from their knowledge and experience then you can call Peter on 07921 611555 or email him here..

November 2015

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