With are commitment to achieve ZERO Waste to Landfill it is important for us to explain what wastes we handle and how we deal with them.

Green Waste

All of our green waste, basically anything that can decompose into a compost, things like branches, leaves, grass clippings, garden cuttings, small roots, bushes, weeds etc, will get sent to a commercial facility that makes compost from it. This is a great use for these wastes as not only does it avoid landfill or burning, it also helps create a valuable product that can be spread back onto Gardens and fields. Another added bonus is it helps to lock in CO2.

Timber / Wood Waste

This includes most of the wood you’ll ever need to dispose of. We can’t take anything with a hazardous coating like creosoted railway sleepers for example, but nearly all other wood waste will be sent to a third party facility. Here they shred it, take any metal out and then send it off to various large scale biomass incinerators for energy recovery. This waste then helps generate green electricity to help power the homes and businesses of the UK. This helps to reduce the need to extract fossil fuels from the ground for our energy needs.

Plasterboard

All of our plasterboard is sent off to be made back into, yes you guessed it, more plasterboard. It’s a dusty business but one that helps reduce the burden on raw materials from Mother Earth. It’s important we have plasterboard recycled without contaminants and this is why we ask that all insulation and tiles are removed prior to disposal to aid with the recycling.

Soft film plastic – LDPE

LDPE – Light Density PolyEthylene is what most would call plastic film or wrap. Clear is the most highly sought after with black the least. We recycle all non-contaminated clear and coloured plastic. Unfortunately we are unable to recycle black currently due to the need to keep it separate from other grades. We are working on solutions all the time to increase our rates for recycling and recovery.

Hard Plastics

With so many different types of plastics it is an (almost) impossible task to tackle. This is an arae industry really needs to think hard about the way products are manufactured, packaged and distributed. Where we can we recycle. The most common types are the good quality hard HDPE (High Density PolyEthylene) plastics like drums, crates, pallets etc.

Cardboard / Paper

We recycle a high proportion of cardboard / paper that comes to our facility. The very smallest pieces and contaminated cardboard will be disposed of. Otherwise we send it off to a third party facility for recycling or recovery.

Hardcore

All of our hardcore / rubble / cermiacs are sent for reuse, these make great tracks or road sub bases. It is a cost effective and greener alternative to virgin stone from a quarry and is a great help towards the push for sustainability.

Soils

Soils come in many different forms, topsoil, subsoil, clays…. All of which require a different method of reuse or disposal. Many construction sites need soils for building up land for development or topsoils for landscaping. We work closely with sites to provide the type of soil they need to enable us to reuse this great resource.

Metals

Where there’s muck there’s brass as they say! We certainly aim to recover as much metal as possible. This is a valuable resource and one which requires great cost financially and to the environment when extracting raw materials from the Earth. We sort and process many types of metals at our facility.

Non-Recyclables

For the non recyclable wastes which used to go straight into landfill now get sent off for incineration. This allows us to extract the energy stored in the waste and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. Reduce and recycle will always be the main priority but where this isn’t possible then recovery for use as a fuel is the next best outcome. This means we are now virtually ZERO waste to landfill, which is something we have been working towards for some time.