What we do

We work to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development.

EA is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

Read more about what we do

Our policies

  1. Waste and recycling

    How the government is working towards a zero waste economy by supporting the reduction, reuse and recycling of waste, and controlling hazardous waste.

  2. Flooding and coastal change

    How we're managing the risks of flooding and coastal erosion, dealing with flood emergencies and ensuring people get a fair deal on flood insurance.

  3. Energy demand reduction in industry, business and the public sector

    What we’re doing to help industry, businesses and the public sector save energy.

See all our policies

Our management

    Contact EA

    General enquiries

    National Customer Contact Centre
    PO Box 544
    S60 1BY

    Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

    Environment incident hotline


    Hazardous waste registration

    Make an FOI request

    1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
    2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
    3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

    FOI requests

    Freedom of Information (FOI) and Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) requests
    PO Box 544
    S60 1BY

    Corporate information

    Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information. Read our policy on Social media use.