Waste and recycling in the Construction industry

Construction and Demolition Waste and Recycling

In tonnage terms construction and demolition waste is the UK’s largest waste stream accounting for 90 Million tonnes of material per year in England and Wales alone. To drive the recovery of demolition material and the use of recycled materials in new structures, ICE, working with London Remade and Envirocentre has developed the Demolition Protocol […]

waste diversion targets away from landfill

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 […]

The effects of waste and climate change

Waste and Climate Change

Main Issues Waste and climate change is an important issue, given the ever rising quantities of waste bring produced. Reduction and reuse of waste is the preferred option, and most important aim in any waste strategy. The EU Landfill Directive requires all landfill sites taking biodegradable waste to where possible capture and use the methane […]

Some waste management companies that were in top 20

Top 20 UK Solid Waste Management Companies and Landfill Operators

Waste Management Companies which operate landfills, listed by turnover (2005-6). We have retained some company names which, due to recent mergers, may no longer be trading by the time you read this. No. Organisation by Turnover – Click on image to visit site. 1 2   3 4 Onyx, is now part of Veolia Environmental […]

Environmental permits made less complex

One Stop Shop Environmental Permits by Defra UK

So-called; “One Stop Shop Environmental Permits” is what the EP regulations promised when introduced by Defra UK. The UK environmental regulations have been simplified for the first time in years, in a move which has been largely unreported in the technical press. In a move welcomed by the waste management industry, the Environmental Permitting (England […]

Waste questions what is waste and wamitab

What is Waste WAMITAB Hazardous Waste and WEEE?

Q: What is waste? A: Waste is defined for the propose of the UK Waste Management Regulations as: Any substance or object that you discard, intend to discard, or are required to discard is waste and as such is subject to a number of regulatory requirements. Even if material is sent for recycling or undergoes […]

landfill skip permits needed in some UK boroughs

Skip Permits and the UK 1980 Highways Act

In some local authority areas a Skip Permit is required before you are legally permitted to place the skip in the road. The Skip hire permit will cost money and take time to arrange. So don’t forget to budget and plan for this. All good skip hire companies will advise you on your local requirements. […]

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Skip Hiring in the UK

There are many skip hirer’s in most cities. One example is Skip HireUK. They declare in their publicity that they are the UK’s leading on-line provider for national skip hire. At Skip Hire UK’s web site they offer to provide any size of skip you need; mini skip, midi skip, builders skip or large skip.  […]

General waste skip for hire

Skip Hire and How To Get The Best Skip Waste Service

Service providers also come in many shapes and sizes, varying from small one man operators with a small fleet of vehicles and skips, to national operators that service both domestic and commercial waste disposal requirements. Before you order, and based upon advice from the skip companies you approach, you will need to decide whether your […]

Building on landfill not a good idea

Building on Landfill Sites and Recommendations

We would like to emphasise that, if at all possible, building on landfill sites containing putrescible material, and which therefore are likely to be generating landfill gas should be avoided. Some old landfills will be free from landfill gas, but do take great care to obtain expert advice before you assume that any particular landfill is […]

What old landfills are like inside

Old Closed Landfills and What to Expect if You find One

There are many thousands of closed landfills in the UK. In general all domestic waste landfills filled before the 1950s now exert little or no environmental impact as they contained a low organic content from the start. They did not ever become significantly methanogenic (methane producing), and were: normally shallow (2 to 5 metres deep), […]

what about aerobic landfill

Aerobic Landfill and Why The Subject Will Not Be Forgotten

A key topic raised in many countries, not least Japan, is why most other industrialized nations have gone so strongly for sanitary landfill design, which locks up waste and only slowly allows it to decompose with air (anaerobically) and not aerobic landfills which rot away quickly. The awful longevity of sanitary landfilling, becomes clear when […]

Lofty ideals of EU Landfill Directive

The Landfill Directive Fact File

THE EUROPEAN Directive 1999/31/ EC on the Landfill of Waste (Landfill Directive) was incorporated into English law by the Landfill (England and Wales) Regulations 2002, with amendments issued in 2004 and 2005. The overall objective is to: “… prevent or reduce as far as possible the negative effects on the environment, in particular the pollution […]

landfill leachate contractor list

List of UK Landfill Leachate Extraction & Pumping Systems Contractors

The following companies are UK specialist Landfill Leachate Extraction and Pumping Systems Contractors. Most work throughout the UK, and some will provide quotations for leachate treatment plants as well as the collection systems which will feed leachate to a central location for disposal or treatment: Viridian Systems Limited, Unit 39, Wirral Business Park, Birkenhead, Wirral […]

Water content terms for landfills saturation capacity

Definition of Landill Solid Waste Water-Content Terms

There are 3 very important Water-Content Terms Used in the Landfill Industry for the water balance calculations used to predict leachate volumes generated duiring the active life of a landfill site, and these are: Field capacity Field capacity is the amount of liquid that a given mass of material will absorb prior to downward percolation […]