Arriva TrainCare on the recycling track to net zero

Arriva TrainCare on the recycling track to net zero

Journey to net zero through strategic waste management with Enva

Arriva TrainCare is the UK’s leading independent train maintenance company based in Crewe, Cheshire. The company provides overhaul, maintenance and servicing of passenger rolling stock, locomotives, freight wagons and track plant via seven strategically located depots in Crewe, Bristol, Eastleigh, Cambridge, Tyne, Scarborough and Cranham.

Enva is working with Arriva TrainCare to support the company in meeting its sustainability goals and helping accelerate its journey to net zero through strategic waste management. A comprehensive range of general and hazardous waste management services are provided to all of Arriva TrainCare’s UK locations. These are delivered both directly through Enva’s own infrastructure and via a network of approved local supply chain partners.

The types of waste collected and managed include general waste, scrap metals, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Bunds (oils), confidential waste and sharps. Specialist waste services have also been organised for problematic waste streams such as asbestos, or for special projects such as site clearances.

Enva’s qualified chemists are available to visit depots and identify any unmarked or uncategorised wastes to ensure they are packaged, transported and disposed of in a fully compliant manner.

The MyEnva customer portal provides customers with instant access to their waste and recycling data as well as the ability to view and manage their services. Information made available to Arriva TrainCare’s HSEQ team via the portal includes waste material tonnages, recycling rates and invoicing information.

A collaborative approach, proactive account management and use of the latest technology has seen Arriva TrainCare achieve an impressive recycling rate of 99.68%.

Commenting on the partnership, Mandy Pritchard HSEQ Manager, Arriva TrainCare, said: “We have been very impressed with Enva’s flexibility and ability to successfully accommodate a significant number of ad hoc service requests. We appreciate the proactive support provided by our account management team and look forward to working with them on our journey to net zero.”

Other examples of success include overcoming the challenges associated with 24/7 working which makes it difficult to get all the Arriva TrainCare teams together to discuss the recycling services available to them. Simple highly visual signage has been produced and installed to help improve the segregation of bulkier items such as wood and metal.

Enva’s account manager Grant Willis overseas all the depots’ requests and the associated service delivery. He also regularly meets with Arriva TrainCare’s team to review the MyEnva reports to ensure continual improvement.

Grant adds, “From the outset we established a close working relationship with Arriva which ensured a seamless transition from the previous supplier. This gave confidence to those working in the depots and ensured no services were missed or dropped. We look forward to developing our partnership, which will enable us to develop sustainable recycling and recovery solutions for more difficult to manage waste streams.”