Our experienced team is always available to assist you with your global inspection and analysis requirements.

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Waste and Recycling

We are specialists in the sampling and analysis of municipal solid waste, refuse derived fuel, solid recovered fuel and commercial and industrial waste.


We are specialists in the sampling and analysis of waste and recycling, including; MDR, MSW, RDF, SRF, solid non-hazardous industrial waste, plastics and waste wood.

The smallest discrepancy in results can make a huge difference to your operations, so we keep an open conversation with clients during services and promptly advise of any non-conformities.


  • Solid Recovered Fuels
  • Refuse Derived Fuels
  • Municipal Solid Waste
  • Commercial & Industrial Waste
  • Mixed Dry Recycling


With a number of strategically placed UK hubs, we can provide chemical analysis and independent testing to determine the quality of your waste and recycling and the efficiency of your screening and plant operations, bringing together a full range of analytical services.

Our services provide clients with accurate data, helping them to build a reliable profile of their waste materials and indicating whether there are any hazardous contaminants. This enables them to make informed views on the performance of their waste facilities.


Our services enable Waste Management Companies, Councils and Operators to get a full understanding of their waste streams, whilst ensuring that they are compliant with the Zero to landfill obligation.

We understand that all facilities are unique, which is why we tailor our services to individual client requirements.

How can AHK help?

We hold UKAS accreditation to undertake the Sampling of Solid Recovered Fuels (SRF) and Refuse Derived Fuels (RDF) to BSEN 21645 standards and Sample Preparation to BS EN ISO 21646 standards.

Our highly trained staff are able to produce fuel measurement and sampling (FMS) plans to meet your requirements. We can also provide training for site staff to undertake sampling in accordance with a defined procedure on a regular basis


Sample Preparation

We operate a UKAS-accredited testing laboratory No. 1765 specialising in fuel analysis of SRF and RDF including the determination of calorific value to BSEN 15400.

Characterisation of waste and manual sorts

Moisture Content

Bulk Density

Ash Analysis and Ash Fusion Characteristics

Loss on Ignition

Major and Minor Elements


Ultimate Analysis including Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen and Sulphur contents

Organic, Inorganic and Fixed Carbon

Gross and Net Calorific Value

Chlorine, Fluorine, Bromine and Iodine

Biogenic Content by Carbon, Calorific Value, Mass and OFGEM Template methodology

Heavy Metals


Alkalinity (Irritant and Corrosive materials)


Carbonate Content

Our experienced team can provide consultancy services to ensure your operations are optimised and efficient

Plant Operation Monitoring

Preventative Maintenance

Sampling Regimes

Sampling Protocols

Performance Testing


Get in touch with an expert today to learn more about our Waste and Recycling services.

Speak to an Expert Today!

Our experienced team are always available to assist with your global inspection and analysis requirements.

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