Urban Mines is an environmental consultancy and charity committed to finding innovative solutions for resources in a manner which values people and respects the earth. Working with the public and private sectors, the aim of Urban Mines is to provide information, expert advice, support, direction and financial solutions to waste, energy, and climate change problems.

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Wales I&C and C&D Survey 2013


WRAP Organics Recycling Survey 2012


Social Value Act


North East C&I Waste Survey Report


Partnering with the Third Sector to deliver Waste Management Services



Urban Mines merges with LRS Consultancy

Peter Scholes, Urban Mines Managing Director, announces Urban Mines' merger with LRS Consultancy and what this important change will mean for our clients.
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01/Mar/2014 - 18/Feb/2014

Green Man recycled furniture.

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Waste Planning Specialist Assistance

Urban Mines gives specialist waste planning support to clients including the top waste managemen ... read more

Stakeholder engagement is complex and demanding associated with developing and building new waste infrastructure and meeting the demand to enable waste materials to move up the waste hierarchy.


We have first hand experience with this through promoting our own Sustainable Growth Park concept and encouraging multiple waste management activities all on one site! Urban Mines are committed to sustainable solutions for waste management and champion the identification of integrated proposals and making the benefits add up locally for community, environment and economy.


Clients include: top 5 Waste Management Companies



  • Stakeholder consultation (formal and informal) connected to waste infrastructure proposals and changes in waste management
  • Stakeholder engagement and communication strategies & implementation facilitation
  • Stakeholder surveying (formal and informal) connected to existing and proposed waste facilities
  • Economic/socio-environmental multiplier assessments to measure wider benefits associated with new waste investment for the collection, transfer, recycling/reprocessing, treatment and recovery of waste materials.
  • Specialist assistance coupled with waste planning applications covering SGP concept and assessing wider socio-economic and environmental benefits

For more information, contact Peter Scholes on 01274 699400 or peter.scholes@urbanmines.org.uk



Landfill Tax to rise in line with Inflation

HM Treasury have announced today (19.03.14) that landfill tax will rise in line with inflation from April 2015.


Freeze landfill tax and redistribute revenues to local tax payers, councils urge

Landfill tax has achieved its purpose and should be frozen immediately as a planned increase is only going to punish hard-pressed families, town hall leaders say.

Create new jobs, businesses, products and markets, leading a whole new way of thinking on how we use our earth’s natural resources for a sustainable future