What Happens to Your Skip Waste After collection?
Hiring a skip to dispose of your waste is a convenient, reliable and responsible form of waste management and disposal. Here at Camiers, we’re committed to ensuring our carbon footprint is kept to an absolute minimum. From transporting your waste to sorting it, we will always aim to carry out the process sustainably and resourcefully.
Here’s how we transport, sort and process your waste, whilst also being mindful of our impact on the environment.
Transporting your waste
When you have filled your skip and your agreed skip hire period has ended, we will take your waste away. With a dedicated fleet of highly capable vehicles that are able to promptly remove your skip, you’ll always be able to rely on our team of highly trained specialists to remove any waste from your premises.
Sorting your waste
Once your waste has been swiftly delivered to our site, we will take the necessary steps to separate it into different materials. Depending on what it is you have placed in your skip, we will sort it into categories, including:
- Paper and cardboard
- Rubble and hardcore
Throughout this process, we will remove larger, more bulky items and sent on to the next stage in the process, together with other segregated materials.
Treatment of your waste
Typically, different materials require different types of treatment. Once the segregated waste has been screened (to remove miscellaneous items), it will receive the most appropriate treatment, such as shredding and compacting. All of the waste we collect is sorted and treated properly, enabling us to avoid sending material to landfill.
Processing your waste
The majority of the waste we collect can be processed using our dedicated, on-site facilities. Although, depending on the material, some of the waste can be processed by other waste disposal specialists who we meticulously outsource. Again, this ensures that we aren’t sending perfectly recyclable materials to landfill.
Examples of how your waste can be processed
Wood and garden – this can be chipped and mulched, making it perfect for use as landscaping material. As well as this, wood can be easily converted into biomass, a renewable energy source.
Cardboard and paper – this type of waste is processed and baled, subsequently allowing it to be used in manufacturing once again.
Concrete, rubble and hardcore – this is further crushed and reduced down, making it suitable for use as aggregates by various construction companies.
Leftover waste – also known as residual waste, this is material that hasn’t been recycled or repurposed. Instead, it can be converted into Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and used to generate energy at a dedicated RDF plant.
Reasons why we avoid landfills
The Zero Waste to Landfill policy, introduced in 2011 by the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations, ensures that organisations must take the necessary steps to prevent and reduce the amount of waste that, unfortunately, goes to landfill. Instead, all waste must be dealt with safely and responsibly, ensuring the environmental impact is kept to an absolute minimum.
In order to adhere to the Zero Waste to Landfill policy, we aim to recycle and reuse all of the waste we collect. Here are just a few reasons as to why we will always refrain from sending waste material to landfill:
- Prevents the overflowing of landfills.
- Promotes the reusing and recycling of waste materials, ensuring it can be utilised once again.
- Protects the environment from harmful greenhouse gases.
- Prevents the local area from being contaminated with waste.
- Ensures toxic waste and toxicity accelerants from becoming present in our surroundings.
- Collectively, it protects humans and wildlife from harmful chemicals.
- Prevents virgin materials from being used unnecessarily.
Here at Camiers, we’re committed to ensuring our waste disposal methods and processes fall within the rules and regulations of the Zero Waste to Landfill policy. So much so, we will always aim to recycle 100% of the waste we collect. Not only can you rely on us to deliver a prompt, professional and reliable waste management solution, but you can also rest assured that we will continually dispose of your waste safely and responsibly. To hire a skip or to learn more about the various skip sizes we have available, get in touch with us today – we’re always happy to help.