Leading waste and resource management firm, FCC Environment is now one of 1,500 businesses across the UK to have registered to use edoc since it launched in January this year.

The company, recently named as the fifth largest waste firm in the UK in 2013-2014, registered for edoc soon after the launch and has since begun to make the new system available to its customers.

Chris Griffiths, Technical Support Manager at FCC Environment said: “edoc is an important milestone to bring waste management, and the handling of waste transfers into the 21st century.

“The previous system was based on regulations which were introduced and written more than two decades ago, therefore as a company we recognise the value that a modern system for managing the transfer of waste between organisations would bring.

“We are working with our customers to help them to use edoc as it’s cheaper and quicker than the out-dated, paper-based system. We are spending time training staff to use the system and working on rolling it out across all areas of the business.

“For many businesses the release of edoc at the beginning of the year missed key dates for customers completing annual or season ticket transfer notes. However, this has given valuable time for companies, including FCC Environment, to prepare and develop our systems to allow edoc to work seamlessly.”

Chris Deed, edoc programme manager at the Environment Agency, said: “More than 1,500 businesses across the UK have now adopted edoc and we are continuing to receive positive feedback.

“We are delighted to see such a leading waste management company as FCC embracing edoc and we hope that both the company itself and its customers will reap the cost and administrative benefits of recording waste electronically.”

edoc is a free-to-use electronic waste management system which has been developed by the Environment Agency and partners to provide an alternative to paper-based waste transfer notes.