2013-02-07 21:46:12 - Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, is seeing increasing numbers of its corporate and care sector customers opting for ‘waste pods’ as a means of storing and disposing of their waste.
With increasingly stringent regulations governing the disposal of such things as waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), plasterboard and hazardous waste,
“These waste pods fit more or less anywhere,” said Glenn Currie, Waste King’s managing director. “They take up no more space than a car; can often be placed out of sight behind a hedge and, although they’re the same size, they’re cheaper than a skip.
“And, rather than just throw all the waste into a skip – and there are increasing regulations about what can and can’t be put in a skip - waste can be segregated within these pods,” he added. “This means that a customer using a waste pod can be demonstrably ‘greener’ by maximising the amount
of waste materials that are recycled.
“Importantly, these containers are particularly helpful for customers wanting to get rid of such things as WEEE, plasterboard and hazardous waste – which can be difficult to dispose of safely and legally via other means.”
A Waste King team of Environment Agency-licensed staff visits the pod regularly to sort, clear and then dispose of all the items in the container.
Currie commented: “It’s cleaner as far as the environment is concerned; neater for the customer, and easier for Waste King to sort, segregate and dispose of the waste.”
After collecting the waste materials, Waste King takes them to its site. There, the waste is separated by hand or machinery to be recycled on the spot, or sent to the local waste transfer station - which results in a 99.54% recycling rate.
About skips and waste pods
Legally, skips cannot contain:
• Anything that’s hazardous to humans and to the environment. This includes: Asbestos; Oil; Petrol; Diesel; Vehicle tyres; Solvents; Any corrosive liquid; Explosive materials, and/or Gas cylinders (whether full, partially filled or empty)
• Anything that could cause a health risk. This includes: Food waste, or Biological waste of any kind – including medical waste and human/ animal faeces; carcases
• Anything containing any hazardous material which can cause health problems or injury when they’re processed for recycling. This includes: Florescent lighting tubes; Televisions; Computer monitors; Paints; Paint tins – whether full, partially filled or empty; Batteries; Fridges and/or Freezers
• Anything that’s heavy and
• Anything that can’t be processed effectively. This includes: large tree trunks and heavy aggregate (big rocks and chunks of concrete)
• In addition, there are restrictions on the amount of stones, concrete and plasterboard that can be placed in a skip.
There are no such restrictions placed upon the waste that customers can put in a waste pod from Waste King.
About Waste King Ltd
A specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, Waste King serves the domestic and commercial markets. It focuses not only on providing a friendly, efficient, cost-effective service but also one which is environmentally friendly. In particular, Waste King’s uniformed, Environment Agency-licensed staff take time to ensure that the maximum amount of waste can be recycled and that all the waste it collects is disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.
Waste King was formed, in 2007, by Glenn Currie and Andy Cattigan, who had experience in sales and IT respectively and were keen to ‘do something to help the environment’.
Further information from:
Waste King Ltd, 0800 234 3657 / 07761 577001; firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Little Press & PR, 01727 860405; email@example.com