Management of our waste is fast becoming a critical issue.
Together, industrial and commercial waste amounts to one third of the UK’s
waste. In 2002/03 - 43% of the UK’s waste was disposed of in landfill sites.
Whilst this is an improvement upon our behaviour in the late 1990’s, there is a
significant opportunity to improve our current practices.
As of October 2007 businesses are obliged to pre-treat their waste. In effect,
all companies now need to sort or treat their waste to extract recyclable
materials, with only the residual waste going to landfill. Despite this now
being a legal requirement most companies do not realise these Regulations apply
Construction and demolition waste accounted for about half of the UK’s waste
arisings in 2002/03. Landfill tax was introduced in 1996 to help reduce the
amount of waste being landfilled in the UK. This tax currently £32 per tonne
for all active waste, and is set to rise further. However, the construction
industry still needs to do more to promote re-use and recycling. This will be
driven, in part, by the requirement to have Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP's)
on all large construction projects from April 2008.
Old computer equipment
falls under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations
and some items are also Hazardous Waste
Compliance with legal requirements
Implementation of best practice
Improve environmental performance and credentials
Potential to reduce operating costs
Reduce carbon emissions
CEF Environmental is able to provide practical advice to businesses and SME's on
how to comply with the current Landfill Regulations. Implementing changes in
way Organisations manage their waste will improve their
environmental performance, their credentials and, in many cases, will reduce the
cost of waste disposal.
Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs)
CEF Environmental is able to prepare SWMPs to comply with
impending legislation; reduce overall waste arisings; maximise the re-use and
recycling of materials, and minimise the cost associated with the disposal of
Increasing Landfill will become less Environmentally and Economically or
A great deal of remediation involved wholesale excavation of a site and
contaminated material sent to landfill. Material from contaminated land
was traditionally the biggest source of Hazardous Waste.
treatments are a useful option when both soil and groundwater are affected,
while thermal treatments -where the soil is excavated and heated to 600 degrees
Centigrade - are effective for organic contaminants.
Contact CEF Environmental
of Wastes Management