Landfill Directive 2007

Skip Hire and Landfill Directive 2007

Did you know that every day 80 million food and drink cans end up in landfills? This is one and a half cans per person. In a years each person could more than fill a bath with the contents from these cans. As of October 30, 2007, the Landfill Directive has imposed two new rules.

 

Rule 1: Waste must be treated before it can be landfilled.

Rule 2: Liquid waste will be banned from landfills.

 

The Landfill Directive’s aim is to reduce the negative effects of the waste that is landfilled by reducing companies’ reliance on landfills. Their goal is to improve the standards of landfill sites by ensuring all waste goes through the treatment process.

What Treatment Is…

Treatment is defined as a physical, thermal, chemical, or biological process which includes sorting, that changes the physical characteristics of the waste to reduce the volume and/or hazardous nature of the waste.

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How This Affects You…

This affects you greatly if you are not segregating waste onsite, or if you are not using a waste management company. Waste management companies have the ability to segregate and recycle your waste. Revise how you handle and dispose of your waste. Ensure that your waste collection company is fulfilling both yours as well as their own responsibilities.

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What We Can Do For You…

Don’t panic! We can help. There’s no need to spend your time or resources setting up a waste management plan, or to train staff to comply with these regulations. We operate our own waste transfer station. All of the waste we collect is tipped at our station. Our trained staff sorts and segregates the waste and recyclable materials. Only non-recyclable items are taken to the landfills. We not only meet the demands of the Landfill Directive but also we offer peace of mind. We maximize recycling while minimizing your effort. For more information on the materials that we recycle, or the processes involved please browse the recycling section on our homepage.