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Waste

Recycling

Both your company as the ‘Producer/Transferor’ of waste and the ‘Carrier/Transferee’ you employ have a duty to ensure your waste is disposed of responsibly and that the process is compliant with the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989 and the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

A.C. Morrison Limited appreciates that commitment to the environment is an integral part of every business working practice and that every company needs to operate the most effective scheme which is best suited to its facilities and staff.  

 

An audit is the best way to evaluate the recycling potential and move towards reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.

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As a registered carrier of controlled waste, you can be assured that A.C. Morrison Limited takes the disposal process very seriously.

 

Unlawful disposal of waste has serious consequences and our simple three point check list can ensure our clients are compliant with regulations:

 

1.  Know your waste, the different types and the relevant European Codes.  Know how much waste is generated and ensure you have complied with the Waste Hierarchy.

 

A.C. Morrison Limited can help by carrying out a waste audit which will establish the content and quantity of the waste produced and ensure the compliant channels for disposing or recycling of the waste to be transferred.

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2.  Check that your waste carrier is registered to carry out your collections.

 

A.C. Morrison Limited holds a Certificate issued by the Environment Agency and we can be found on their Register of Waste Carriers.

 

3.  Ensure all your waste collected has a Waste Transfer Note (which must be kept on file for a minimum of two years).

 

A.C. Morrison Limited liaises with clients to ensure both parties are aware of the wastes being transferred and a Waste Transfer Note or an Annual Resolution is raised to cover all collections to ensure that the waste is correctly described and has the correct European Waste Code and indicates how the waste is prepared/packed for transfer.  

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WEEE

Waste generated by electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) has a range of elements that can be recycled.  

 

There are laws governing how WEEE is recovered, recycled and disposed of and it must be collected separately from general waste.  A.C. Morrison Limited is permitted to carry WEEE items and arrange its disposal and recycling to comply with current legislation.  

A certificate is provided once the service has been carried out so that you can keep a record of the process.

 

It is important that the client, the cleaning company and

A.C. Morrison Limited work together to establish the most effective scheme within a building to ensure that staff can use the system easily during their working day.

 

We operate a simple recycling scheme which can be adapted to suit our individual clients.  We have a mixed recycling sack system which can contain paper, cardboard, plastics and aluminium cans which is then sorted at the recycling centre for onward processing into the relevant streams.

 

Materials such as glass and toner cartridges can be recycled but need to be collected separately for correct recycling.

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We are committed to ensuring that all materials which can be recycled reach the correct destination so that they can be re-used.

 

The recycling centres aim to prepare the materials for onward processing and all companies involved in the process aim to produce high quality products from recycled materials whilst keeping energy use to a minimum to reduce the impact of their services/manufacturing on the environment.

Once recycled paper has been treated and reaches the manufacturing companies, the aim is to produce 100% recycled products which are 100% recyclable.  This ranges from hygiene products to specialist paper.  

 

Plastics are separated into the different types for reuse in packaging and aluminium cans can be recycled indefinitely without losing any  properties.

 

 

One Case Study:

 

The client has opted not to have desk bins and instead has containers suitably located throughout the building for general waste (our orange waste sacks), mixed recycling (our clear recycling sacks) and also confidential waste containers (our reusable confidential sacks). By using our individual sack system this client was instantly able to change from 100% daily controlled waste output to 50% waste and 50% recycling and by using the Waste Hierarchy and educating staff,  it has now reduced the overall output and achieved 40% waste and 60% recycling.  Both staff and the cleaning company responded well to the system and have been committed to improving the company’s environmental image.  

 

Client: London EC2R

 

Where possible, the controlled waste collected by A.C. Morrison Limited either goes into Landfill or is taken by water in sealed containers to a waste facility in Kent where it is incinerated to produce IBAA (incinerator bottom ash aggregate) which is used for projects such as road building.

 

A.C. Morrison Limited is committed to knowing its clients and understanding their requirements so that we can offer the optimum waste solutions on an individual basis.

 

We are compliant with all guidelines set by the Environment Agency and current legislation and as members of the Institute of Wastes Management we keep up to date on new laws and developments within our industry.  Our accreditation to the National Britannia Safe Contractor Scheme ensures that our operational procedures and health and safety arrangements are always compliant and that we are pro-active in finding better solutions for all our services.

 

Our concern for the environment drives us to find the most effective solutions for our own operations and chose and operate our vehicles so that their impact on the environment is minimal.

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