Sustainability - Kookaburra Environmental Ltd

Commitment to the Environment

Kookaburra Environmental LTD is committed to sustainability and recognises that consideration to the environment is a priority. We recognise our responsibility to minimise pollution, safeguard the environment and strive to minimise the environmental impacts of our operations.

We aim to comply with applicable legislation, regulations, and codes of practice, and seek to implement best practice and have adopted the following environmentally considerate methods.

Waste Management and Recycling

Our commitment is to minimise waste and recycle wherever possible. We feed as much as we can of our waste through a chipper. The by-product of chippings is then used for garden planting, playgrounds and for tree planting.

Timber which is too big to chip is cut and removed safely from site to be used later for fuel for wood burners and or distributed to the local community for use in various projects such as school playgrounds etc.

Environment Guidelines

Our commitment wherever possible is to lessen our environmental impact by working within guidelines set out in:

  • The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (amended 2004)
  • The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000
  • The Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986
  • The Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • The Pollution Prevention & Control Act 1999
  • The Protection of Badgers Act 1992
  • Hazardous Waste (England & Waste) Regulations 2005
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (2002)
  • The Environment Act 1995
  • The Habitat Regulations (2007).
  • Ensuring that all persons affiliated with the company have a sound knowledge of the impact of our business on the environment and what they can do to reduce it.

We also insure that:

  • All persons affiliated with the company have a sound knowledge of the impact of our business on the environment and what they can do to reduce it.
  • Using energy and water efficiently and optimise our use of natural resources.
  • Keeping areas clean and tidy, communicate with residents and clients to ensure that our activities cause minimum disruption.
  • Using bio-degradable chainsaw oil and recycling oil containers where possible.
  • Encouraging modes of transport, which minimise environmental impact, ensure that our staff are aware of efficient driving (recognised speed limits and turning off engines when vehicle not in operation) and examine the operation of our vehicles on a weekly basis.
  • We purchase equipment designed to reduce environmental impact.
  • We work within guidelines set out in the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, the Countryside Rights of Way Act 2000, the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986
  • We Hold a Waste Carriers Licence issued by the Environment Agency - a legal requirement for the moving of green waste material. Our registration number CBDL206485

Wildlife Protection

All birds and their nests and eggs are protected by law under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981), the Countryside and Rights of Way Act (2000) and the Habitat Regulations (2007). Many other species of animals are also protected including bats, badgers, dormice, and newts.

Kookaburra Environmental LTD routinely undertake a Habitat Disturbance Assessment and Nesting Bird Inspection report at all sites before undertaking any tree work. Where it is known, or it is believed to be likely that, protected species or their habitats may be present, full consideration will be given to minimising the effect of any proposed tree work on these species. These procedures may include any of the following:

  • Postponing or abandoning work around affected areas, for e.g. undertaking work outside of the bird nesting season;
  • Seeking expert advice where appropriate for e.g. trees recognised to contain bats
  • Modifying works to avoid affected areas, i.e. retaining trunks as standing dead wood where identified as being of habitat potential;
  • Specifying works to be undertaken in such a way to reduce the impact of these