What Happens To Your Waste?
Drury’s Environmental Services Ltd offer a dry waste collection in various open and closed containers, ranging from 2yd up to 40yd RORO bins. They also offer an open gate policy where registered waste carriers can dispose of waste covered within the permit they operate to.
They operate a three phase process of waste segregation and treatment within the working parameters of the planning authorisation and permit requirements. There are realistic targets set for landfill reduction and recycling practices which has been fully adopted by all staff within the business.
Upon reception of waste into the facility it is weighed and all regulative paperwork is completed and filed.
The waste container is checked before it is tipped on the reception pad and sorted by hand to remove any large pieces of waste that may cause problems further in the process.
Any containers that are outside the acceptance criteria are held within the isolation bay for further inspection by the site supervisor. Large pieces of concrete, metal or wood are tipped in designated areas where they are treated in a separate method.
Once the first sort has been completed the material is loaded via a 360o tracked excavator or wheeled loading shovel into the feed hopper of the Material Recycling Facility (MRF).
The waste is picked through manually to remove wood, plastic and plasterboard by operatives standing on the picking line, before its first sort mechanically in the Mammoth Trommel.
The particles below 20mm that fall through are reduced in size further in a smaller trommel which will remove stone and soil.
The large piece items from the fist trommel continue along the belt, where they will be hand sorted further to remove any more recyclable material.
Throughout the process there are magnets removing ferrous metal such as nails and screws. The finished clean brick rubble and concrete are taken to the crushing process area to be broken down and resold to the local construction market in the form of Type 1 graded crushed rubble.
It is our aim to reduce our total waste we send to landfill down to 18% by Q1 2017. Following the change of process with the introduction of the MRF this has already fallen to 23.75% in the month of August. The company at present is investigating sending waste for RDF through a national waste company