We work closely with many customers in the waste and recycling sector to help resolve their site safety issues with the installation of a proximity warning device.

Waste, recycling, and environmental services is a large, complex industry with pedestrians often having to work in close proximity to mobile plant and obstructions that can hinder a driver's view.

Wheeled loading shovels are commonly used in waste and recycling and in 2021 the HSE issued a safety notice in response to the number of fatalities seen in this industry. Poor forward visibility and reversing were some of the causes. 

Our SiteZone Proximity Warning Systems are used across the UK on sites including waste transfer stations, material recycling facilities, energy from waste sites, and civic amenity sites to help support the driver in awareness of the proximity of pedestrians to their vehicle providing a visual and audible warning of the risks of a collision.

SiteZone onboard weighing systems are also used in this sector to get 'right first time loading' to improve productivity and minimise vehicle movement on-site to improve safety, helping you achieve your site KPIs.

At a glance


Waste & Recycling sites made safe with SiteZone proximity warning systems.


Personal tags issued to workers in the waste and environment sector.

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Hours of proven time on site.

“SiteZone has proven to be a welcome addition to the site operations for ISM. It’s not just the site workers who appreciate the benefit. The Managing Directors are fully behind the use of the SiteZone system.”

Richard Carter | SHEQ Manager at ISM Waste

How SiteZone can be used in the waste sector

Proximity Warning System

SiteZone is the UK's leading data-driven vehicle to pedestrian anti-collision system and is proven to reduce the risk of collisions.

It can be configured to work with all types of vehicles used in the waste sector including wheeled loading shovels and articulated dumper trucks.

Zone and Walkway Management

SiteZone has been developed to work with the infrastructure of different waste and recycling sites.

To optimise performance you can use limiting/masking technology that won't detect people in a safe area, such as a segregated walkway.

Oversite - using data to change behaviour

Gain unique safety insights by remotely monitoring interactions between vehicles and people across multiple locations.

Our data-driven approach takes proximity warning to the next level and can be used to change behaviours and make changes to improve safety on-site.

SiteZone in Waste & Recycling

Articles on this sector

Brett from J&B Recycling with the SiteZone Tag

J&B Recycling invests in SiteZone to enhance their site safety

J&B RecyclingSep 29, 2022 10:50:28 AM

North East waste management specialists J&B Recycling have invested more than £40,000 to enhance safety at their sites across the North East with the...

We're talking about our latest product development which is shortlisted for an Excellence in Innovation Award

Hear our MD talk at RWM Let's Recycle Live 2022

Sam BoshierAug 26, 2022 10:12:00 AM

We’re speaking in the Data & Digital Theatre at Let's Recycle Live on 15 September at 2pm about our latest product development that’s also been...

Meet us at Let's Recycle Live 2022

Productivity & behaviour change at Let’s Recycle Live 2022 

Sam BoshierAug 15, 2022 6:36:25 PM

SiteZone Safety will be exhibiting at Let’s Recycle Live for the third time in 2022. Always a good event on the calendar and this year we’ll be...


An accurate onboard weighing system helps you increase productivity and improve safety by reducing vehicle movement on site.

We can work with you or your preferred plant supplier to get a weighing system installed on the machines used at your waste site.

Let us review your waste site and see how you can reduce the risk of vehicle to pedestrian collisions

Request a free site survey