• Welcome to the Furness Waste Consortium
  • Sustainable waste management
    for an improved environment
  • We represent a wide range of industry,
    committed to sustainable waste management
About Us
About Us

The Furness Waste Consortium was set up by environmental representatives within the North West, the original aim was to help the future provision of waste management in the Furness area which had an over-reliance on landfill disposal.

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Events
Events

The Furness Waste Consortium meet every two months. You are very welcome to join us for a meeting and see what we do for the environment, in this section you can also find news of our charitable work carried out worldwide.

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Downloads
Downloads

Download minutes and agendas from the Furness Waste Consortium meetings, in this section you can also find details about putting your company forward to become a member and start promoting sustainable waste management.

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Contact Us
Contact Us

Call us on 01539 563623 to discuss your requirements or alternatively email us for further assistance and information about the Furness Waste Consortium and what steps are being taken to help the future provision of waste management.

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What is the Furness Waste Consortium?

The purpose of the Furness Waste Consortium is to promote sustainable waste management throughout South Cumbria. The Furness Waste Consortium began in 1991; originally it was set up by environmental representatives of a wide range of organisations within North West England. The original aim was to help the future provision of waste management as the Furness area, as an isolated peninsula, had an over-reliance on virtually full traditional landfill disposal.

The Furness Waste Consortium (FWC) formed in response to the environmental pressures upon Furness and the impacts of industry, with a view to encouraging new solutions and sharing best practice. It has now evolved to form a valuable networking opportunity for businesses within the area. Sharing a common goal for a sustainable future, we aim to help each other in the efficient and environmentally responsible management of waste.

How do we do this?

  • By information sharing and partnerships
  • By duty of care audits
  • By identification of waste minimisation opportunities

What are the benefits of being a Furness Waste Consortium member?


  • Broad and diverse membership gives a holistic picture of South Cumbria and allows greater consideration of its waste issues and solutions.
  • Membership allows optimised approach and support on what services, facilities and support are available.
  • Links with Councils to give members direct access to local government.
  • Group forums are ideal networking opportunities.
  • Access to advice and updates on new legislation by regulators.
  • Shared Duty of Care audits on waste management companies.
  • Shared training opportunities.
  • Opportunities to become involved in local activities and projects.
  • Visible Corporate Social Responsibility Projects such as World Environment Day Schools competition and South Lakes Wild Animal Park—Niger Project.

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