Waste disposal TBT 10

The best practice applied to the management and disposal of waste on our sites has two major benefits:-

  • A tidy site has a good image, emphasizing safety, efficiency and care for the environment.
  • The minimization, management and appropriate disposal of waste can be economically beneficial and has numerous environmental benefits.
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Compliance with the following points will help to achieve these benefits:-

  • Always follow waste separation procedures by using suitably labeled containers in order to separate waste streams that can be recycled e.g. metals, wood, plastics and paper can all be recycled.
  • Ensure that waste containers are close to the point of work to promote their usage.
  • Avoid the storing of waste adjacent to watercourses as this creates an immediate pollution hazard.
  • Ensure that all contaminated wastes are either stored within suitable containers or membranes to prevent secondary contamination of clean soil or water routes.
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  • Remember that clean wastes such as concrete and brick can be used as fill on site.
  • It is not only solid waste that requires consideration, liquid waste spills must also be carefully controlled; wastes such as oil, chemicals and wet concrete should be collected and removed from the site by an appropriate contractor.
  • It is very important that the source of any waste is identified by the waste transfer note which must always accompany the waste
  • When waste is removed from site it is of extreme importance that it is taken away by registered waste management contractors who comply with the Environmental Protection Regulations 1990, (the duty of care regulations). This is of extreme importance as the contractor is responsible for the waste until it has been disposed of properly.

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