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Home waste concern

Is Home Waste Collection Frequency a Serious Problem? The Waste Concern Solution

Are you suffering from infrequent Council household (or home) waste collections of two weeks wait or longer? Do you want to forget about the hassle of separating out recyclable materials? If so, and you are in the UK you can arrange for your own waste collection service, and have a collection weekly or even more […]

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Landfill Birds and Bird Control at Landfill Sites – New Solutions and Old

Bird control at landfill sites is an important aspect of landfill management. If not controlled, birds become frequent visitors to landfill sites. Landfill birds can be raucous, ravenous mess-makers that long overstay their welcome. The ever-rising amount of food waste in the landfills of many affluent countries can result in a bird population boom. This […]

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What is a Landfill Liner? Geomembrane Linings Explained

Landfill linings are physical barrier systems intended to, as far as possible, prevent the escape of water and gases out of the body of the landfilled waste. A Landfill Liner is placed at the bottom and sides of modern landfills and are continuously welded to as far as possible provide a watertight seal. They are […]

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How to Recycle Concrete and Save Money at the Same Time

In  principle most experts agree on how to recycle concrete and save money. But, there has been a view in the construction industry that crushing concrete is really only for large-scale stationary crushers. Never has that been further from the truth than now. Crushing concrete on site with a mini crusher is very viable and […]

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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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Must-Have Landfill Site UK Resources Page

Our landfill site UK resource list which follows is for everyone who wants information on how to find UK landfill sites of different types and for various purposes. For Landfill Sites UK where waste may be disposed, we mean Authorised Landfill sites. These are facilities that local authorities and industry take waste to be disposed […]

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List of Landfill Sites UK

The following is our simplified list of landfill sites (UK) England. For landfill site UK wide data including Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales each nation holds the data on separate databases. We don’t have data, other than for England, on this page. A separate search for those data sets is recommended. The list below has […]

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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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Waste Decomposition and Degradation of Waste in Landfills

Waste Decomposition: The Main Stages of waste decomposition, otherwise known as the waste degradation process An understanding of the Main Stages of waste decomposition. Which is alternatively called “the waste degradation process” is essential to understand how a landfill will gradually change over many years. We are often asked how many years will it take […]

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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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Why Construction Site Waste Management Needs to Become Integrated Sustainable Waste Management

It’s no longer good enough to assume that waste is everything we don’t want any more. Applying Integrated Sustainable Waste Management and good Construction Site Waste Management asks questions. Can we reduce the waste, reuse it, recycle it, and if not can we extract heat energy from it? By doing this it has been found […]

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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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What is a Landfill?

So, you ask; “What is a Landfill?” Stay and read-on here and we will tell you! A landfill is an engineered pit, in which layers of solid waste are filled, compacted and covered for final disposal. According to UNEP (2002), a basic landfill is a pit with a protected bottom (to prevent contamination of groundwater) […]

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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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UK Circular Economy Meets Defra Minister Opposition

A fuller title for this article would be; UK Circular Economy – Meets Defra Minister Dr Thérèse Coffey’s Opposition after Government Audit Office report shows a lack of rigour in the existing implementation of the EU’s policy for meeting circular economy (recycling) targets. We could have used that, but we can imagine that only the […]