The construction industry produces a wide variety of waste materials, many of which and easily be reused, recycled or recovered.
If you’re looking for an easy and convenient way to dispose of construction waste such as concrete, bricks, blocks, wood, metals, soils and other builders waste; then our service is tailor made for you.
We accept a wide variety of construction waste, all of which will be disposed of in full compliance with all relevant waste legislation. This will ensure that you and your business are kept fully compliant and provide you with peace of mind.
As a reputable waste management service provider with fully licensed treatment and disposal facilities, we ensure that all construction waste is properly treated and disposed of. Our customers find this assurance increasingly important as they want to prevent their waste from being illegally fly-tipped and for the materials to be reused, recycled and recovered where possible.
We also offer a service for the collection of other bulky waste items, such as furniture and other items such as plumbers waste (e.g. bathtubs, sinks and toilets) that are too large to be collected and disposed of by a regular general waste collection.
Larger electrical items (e.g. refrigerators, freezers, ovens, TVs, computer equipment) that are too large to be disposed of in a smaller dedicated container, such as our Haz-Box, are still classified as hazardous waste. These items will require a separate specialist collection and treatment service.
Our Technical services team can provide expert advice and guidance on how best to store items that are classified as hazardous waste, and provide you with the right containers and a dedicated collection and disposal service.
We can also provide a separate green waste collection and recycling service for items such as logs, branches, shrubs. All green waste is composted to produce an organic material that improves the quality of soils.
We provide a wide range of container sizes to suit the volumes of construction and bulky waste that you produce. For construction waste we have a range of skips including 6, 12, 20 cubic yard sizes, and 15, 20, 30 and 40 cubic yard rolonofs. We would normally recommend larger sized containers such as a 20 cubic yard skip, or either a 30 or 40 cubic yard rolonof container for bulky waste items.
All our collections are certified CarbonNeutral®, so you can rest assured that every time we collect waste from you that we won’t impact on your carbon footprint.
Construction waste is considered to be any waste generated from new building construction, refurbishment or demolition of existing structures, which is neither biodegradable nor toxic.
Typical construction waste items include stone, bricks, blocks, concrete, metals, wood or timber, and inert soils and sand.
Construction waste may also contain items that can be segregated for recycling, such as plastics and glass; as well as items that are classified as hazardous. Examples of hazardous construction waste include lead, fibrous and cement bonded asbestos, and contaminated soils.
Hazardous construction waste will require a separate dedicated collection, ensuring that any hazardous materials are stored safely, securely transported and disposed of at licensed facilities.
If you’re looking for advice and guidance for the disposal of hazardous construction waste our expert Technical services team are on hand to provide advice and guidance to ensure that you and your business are kept fully compliant with all hazardous waste regulations.
Bulky waste is defined as any waste type that is too large to be stored and collected via a regular waste collection service.
Examples of bulky waste include:
- Unwanted furniture, such as tables, desks, chairs, wardrobes and cupboards
- Plumbing fixtures, such as bathtubs, shower trays, sinks and toilets
Large items of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that are too large to be disposed of via a low volume hazardous waste collection service, are classified as hazardous waste. WEEE is end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment and covers virtually everything with a plug or battery.
Examples of bulky WEEE waste include fridges, freezers, ovens, TVs and large computer equipment.
As these items are classified as hazardous waste they will require specialist collection and recycling. Our expert Technical services team are available to provide advice and guidance to ensure that you and your business are kept fully compliant with all hazardous waste regulations when disposing of unwanted bulky electrical waste.
Inert construction waste is waste that is neither biologically or chemically reactive and will not decompose. Examples of inert construction waste include non-contaminated soil, sand and concrete.
When disposing of construction materials it is particularly relevant to establish if it is classified as inert, as inert waste is typically lower in cost to dispose of, especially when compared to biodegradable waste or hazardous waste.
Abestos waste shouldn’t be stored or disposed of with other construction waste.
The removal of asbestos is a real concern for waste management companies, as it requires safe containment, collection and disposal.
Left undisturbed, asbestos poses no threat to people or the environment, but when moved or damaged, asbestos fibres can be released into the air. When inhaled, over time, they can cause serious diseases, such as asbestosis (a scarring of the lungs, or worse – the fatal cancer mesothelioma).
There are many types of asbestos, but all of them are classified as hazardous waste and there are clear Government regulations on its management and disposal, to protect those handling it. All companies must be assessed and licensed by the HSE for its removal.
Those ignoring these regulations face hefty fines or a prison sentence.
With such strict regulations and penalties surrounding the incorrect removal, handling, transportation and disposal of waste asbestos, it certainly pays to work with a reputable waste management company that meets the regulatory requirements and holds the necessary carriers license and disposal permit, as well as having appropriately trained employees.
Working under stringent procedures, as a licensed waste carrier, Grundon’s experience Technical services team regularly collects asbestos for disposal at our fully licensed Hazardous Waste Landfill.
Before collection all asbestos must be correctly packaged.
We can provide you with specialist containers for the safe storage of asbestos. A lockable skip must be used to contain and transport sacks of waste asbestos. Simply disposing of it in an open skip and throwing a sheet over it is not allowed.
All unbonded asbestos should be double-bagged in suitably labelled, UN certified sacks. Although not a legal requirement, to reduce risk as far as possible, bonded asbestos sheets should be wrapped in high-gauge plastic sheeting.