Over the last few years key environmental legislation has placed additional responsibility upon waste producers.
The Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 places a duty onto business or organisations that produce or handle waste to attempt to prevent it and to apply the waste hierarchy when transferring it.
The Waste Hierarchy consists of five stages listed in order of priority. At the top of the list is prevention, by using less materials in manufacturing for example, followed by preparation for re-use.
Third in the list is recycling followed by other recovery methods, such as incineration with energy recovery.
Only after all these options have been considered can waste be disposed of in landfill or incineration without energy recovery.
RJS Waste Management Company can assist you with meeting your responsibilities.
We will visit your site, identify which processes produce waste and where and how it is stored. Our audit of your site will include a discussion of the volume of waste produced in any given period and the current frequency of collections. We will also request data sheets for each product.
You will be advised on better solutions for segregating general and non-hazardous wastes such as cardboard, plastics, metal, wood and paper. Most likely by using several containers rather than one skip, for example.
A similar process is used for construction waste but will involve selecting a suitable area of the site for waste segregation. Within the segregation there will be containers for general waste such as metal, wood and bricks, with the bricks being re-used in project and the rest being recycled.
For hazardous waste, analytical tests may be required and we will provide a chemist to take a sample. We will determine whether the waste can be recycled or if it has to be disposed of. At this point we can also assess whether any of the waste can be held in mixed storage or not.
Suitable, secure containers for clinical waste can be provided
Storage options will include UN approved 125 litre or 205 litre clip-topped drums, WEEE waste cages, containers for florescent tubes, battery bins for offices, IBCs (Intermediate Bulk Container), sharps bins and skips.
Our experts will tailor a cost effective waste collection and disposal programme to meet your needs taking into account frequency of collections, environmental considerations and storage volume restrictions.