Waste Management

All UK citizens who appoint a waste collection company have a "Duty of Care" to ensure correct disposal.

Commercial Waste Collection Company Selection Facts and Tips

We found only a few articles about Commercial Waste Companies, or commercial waste collection when considering awarding our small company’s waste disposal/ recycling contract. As a result we decided to compile this article with the facts and tips we found out. What is Commercial Waste? It’s always a good idea to start with the basics, […]

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34 Types of Construction Waste

Many people are asking: “What are the different types of Construction Waste?” It’s a good question and the online answers we have seen seldom list the full range of the many construction waste types which are produced. If present each one should be included in your SWMP (Site Waste management Plan). It is important to […]

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Create Construction Site Waste Management Plans SWMPs in Easy Steps

In this article we explain How to Create Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) in Easy Steps. For the contractor this is not “just another chore” to add to the list of record keeping duties. So what will principal contractors get out of this? Surprisingly, quite a lot! This is the message according to the research […]

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How to Increase Effectiveness of a Construction Waste Management System

The company “Construction Waste Management System”, was once neglected. It was even seen as a waste of time. But, it is now a central part of doing business for construction firms. In this article we look at raising the effectiveness, and the benefits from, a well-focused construction company waste management system. Gradually, people are developing […]

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Disadvantages of Burning Waste and Why Not More Biogas?

The “disadvantages of burning waste“, is always a topic of great interest to those who live near proposed new incinerators. Now it is believed, more will be built.  At last in the UK, the government has realised that additional waste treatment facilities are essential for the UK (in or out of the EU) if targets […]

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Is a UK Waste Treatment Capacity Crisis Looming?

The question is whether there is a UK Waste Treatment Capacity Crisis looming, or not? If you have watched our teaser video on YouTube on this subject, you will no doubt be confused about the conflicting views. You are not alone! The claims and counter claims which surround this subject ARE very confusing. The reason […]

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Ocean Litter – The Plastic Trash Marine Menace and the Paradox of Plastic Use

Ocean litter is a massive problem, with plastic items being the largest offenders. In this article we look at the plastic trash menace and the paradox of plastic use, and support a proposal by one member of the UK’s waste management community (CIWM), that single use plastic containers must be curtailed or stopped, in our video. […]

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Landfill Health Risk – Study Suggests Lung Disease Link

Is there a landfill health risk to those who live near them? Landfills have been seen as safe for a long while. That landfills do not affect the health of those that live near them,  has been assumed since the 1990s. That was when a UK government study looked for any link between the national […]

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When Does a Landfill Stop Being a Landfill – Final Storage Quality

When Does an Old Landfill Cease to be a Landfill? In other words, when can an old landfill be left as it is, not monitored and used for any purpose it’s owner wants to use it for, because it no longer contains anything which harm the environment? [box size=”large” style=”rounded” border=”full”]There is an easy and […]

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What is Land Pollution?

We have been asked “What is Land Pollution”, quite a few times recently so we wrote this article. Land pollution (pollution of land) is a serious issue in many locations around the world, it is caused in a variety of ways, and varies greatly in its severity. When it is caused by industrial activities it […]

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Carbon Credit Trading and Landfills

It’s Methane that makes Landfill and Carbon Credit Trading so interconnected. Methane is the second most prevalent greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide, is emitted in large quantities from modern engineered landfills unless it is collected and flared (burnt). Kyoto obligations mean that UK landfill emissions need to fall by 20 percent from 1990 levels, and […]

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Landfill Gas Emissions and the Greenhouse Effect

It is thought that even with the best landfill gas extraction systems installed about half of the total methane produced by any landfill site escapes without being burnt, either in a flare, or in a generator to supply energy. That means that landfill gas climate change is significant. The escape of the methane into the […]

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UK Requirements for Farm Waste Licensing

EU Waste Framework Directive: The new UK requirements for farm waste licensing Farm (agricultural) waste disposal will as from this year (July 2006) regulated by the Environment Agency under the same regulations as municipal, commercial and industrial waste. Until the extended implementation date this summer (2006) agricultural businesses have been exempted from the Waste Management […]

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The Importance of Good Construction Site Waste Management

In this article we explain why good Construction Site Waste Management is very important. Including the preparation of a Construction Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP) before site-works start You might assume that waste is everything we don’t want any more. However the trash created on construction sites can be valuable as a raw material to […]

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The UK Government Waste Diversion Targets Set on the Landfilling of Waste (in 2005)

Local authorities across England have been set limits on the amount of biodegradable municipal waste they can dispose of in landfill sites. The aim of these waste diversion targets is to achieve the diversion of waste away from landfill sites. Environment Minister Elliot Morley confirmed (3 February 2005) the final allocation of landfill allowances for […]