Recycling around 87% of the waste we receive as a fantastic benchmark, but we are constantly striving to improve upon this figure.
Processing the waste we receive at our Northamptonshire site is a routine process we follow that helps ensure materials are handled correctly and safely.
If you are interested in understanding our procedure then we’ve produced the below step-by-step guide.
The consignment is tipped onto the impermeable reception area to minimise potential contamination into the ground and for validating and sorting.
The waste is then spread mechanically so it is easier and safer to separate out the different types of waste and identify any potentially hazardous materials.
Sometimes it is necessary to separate out the different types of waste by hand. But only when necessary to reduce risk of sprains, strains and close contact of any potentially hazardous materials
Once the waste has been sorted into piles it is ready to be moved to the relevant storage piles, this is done by machine to minimise risk to health, safety and the environment.
Waste being mechanically moved to reduce the risk to health, safety and the environment.
Any types of waste that cannot be sorted on site are put into large receptacles to be taken for further processing at a later date.
Soil and hardcore (inert materials) are placed on the inert pile for mechanical screening / crushing.
Finally the reception area is left clean and ready for the next consignment.