Management buyout takes place at Acumen

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Acumen contracted by Environment Agency for Poland Waste Repatriation works

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Advanced Soil Treatment

Highly trained and experienced teams responding to all manner of spillages and environmental incidents

Experts in Asbestos Disposal

Experts in Soil Treatment

Acumen Wins Prestigious Gold Award


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Acumen Waste Services Ltd handed RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety practices

Acumen Waste Services Ltd, based in KNOTTINGLEY, has been handed a prestigious award in recognition...

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How one business improved their cyber security after one of their suppliers was hacked.

Small business is the backbone of the UK economy, making up most of the private...

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Acumen plans ambitious growth as it celebrates 25 Years in business

Acumen are marking their 25th year with a record turnover and ambitious plans to double...

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Acumen completes Poland waste work for EA

The Environment Agency has paid for the return and disposal of 4,000 tonnes of poor...

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Councils urged to separate paper

The government has announced that local authorities who collect paper for recycling purposes are being...

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Acumen Exhibits at BTME 2019

Acumen has once again exhibited at BTME in Harrogate this year, showcasing our range of...

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Our Services

Our waste management experience is broad ranging – our roots are in the hazardous and difficult, solid and liquid waste market but over the last decade we have developed our service offering across the entire waste management arena. Complemented by our Industrial Site Services business, we have become the supplier of choice for those requiring sureties of cost and compliance, whatever the waste type.

Water savings with ClearWater System

Case Study

Acumen was recently tasked with installing a ClearWater System at a stately home in Taplow, Buckinghamshire. When our experienced team had finished installing this innovative system, the Head Gardener at the property asked if it would be possible to install water meters on to the hose outlets, to see how much water was being saved. Acumen agreed to this and...

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Acumen recently completed some tank and pipe cleaning for one of our regular customers - and they were very happy with the result! There were a number of tanks and pipework systems, that contained waste streams from acids and caustics to amine, so it was extremely important that our RAMs were correct and adhered to at all times. The works were carried out remotely, using a high pressure pumping unit and a rotating tank cleaning head in order to ensure the tanks were cleaned to a great standard. All of our operatives on site for this job were highly trained and experienced in confined space entry, confined space rescue, ultra high and high pressure water jetting, and first aid amongst others. This included our ADR trained vacuum tanker driver, who ensured all removed waste was safely disposed of off-site. Commenting on the works completed, the senior manager on site had to say ''I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for your efforts this week. You  provided us with a very thorough and professional service, I was particularly impressed with your  work ethic with attention to detail and safety was extremely evident!''  

Successful completion of tank and pipe cleaning works

''My special thanks to you and your team for the wonderful job you did on the H&M Brighton Project. It is a joy for me to work with such well organised supplier.''


When a bulk liquid storage provider contacted us with an emergency spillage, it was down to Acumen to get a resolution as quickly as possible. Acumen received the emergency call at 12 noon and our professional and efficient team completed the job by 15:30pm the very same day. Our satisfied customer commented ‘’Your response time was exceptional!"

"Acumen provided us with an enclosed skip for asbestos waste on a high profile site in Nottingham. The staff were very helpful, as was the driver who was glad to accommodate our need for skip delivery at 6am. Relevant disposal paperwork was promptly forwarded to our office after the skip was collected. Great service all round."

Darren at Crystal Environmental Services

Head Office, Knottingley

Acumen House, Headlands Lane, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, WF11 0LA

Phone: 01977 529586


Acumen Waste Services, Tame Road, Middlesbrough, TS3 6LL

Phone: 01977 529586

West Midlands

Acumen Waste Services, Lincoln Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV10 0DX

Phone: 01902 352100

York - Escrick

Acumen Waste Recovery Park, The Old Brick & Tile Works, YO19 6ED

Phone: 01977 529586


No 2 East Site, East Terminal, Immingham Dock, Immingham

Phone: 01977 529586


Keighley Office, Newbridge Industrial Estate, Pitt Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 4PQ

Phone: 0845 600 3572

York - Harewood Whin

Liquid Treatment Plant, Harewood Whinn, Tinker Lane, Rufforth, York, YO2 3RR

Phone: 01977 529586