Poland generates more than its fair share of waste, and we seem to be producing more and more with each passing year. With limited land to dispose of waste, limited resources, and the need to protect the environment as much as possible, it is very important that your business manages your waste disposal correctly.
Waste disposal, to put it simply, is the way you dispose of waste. If you run your own business, then you have a duty of care to make sure that any waste that you produce is disposed of securely and safely. It is your obligation to:
• Minimise the waste that you produce.
• Seperate your waste into categories - general waste, recyclables, clinical waste, hazardous waste and so on.
• Think about what impact your waste is having on the environment.
• Prevent illegal disposal of waste, also known as fly-tipping.
• Make sure your waste is store securely and correctly until it can be collected and disposed of.
• Hand over a waste transfer note whenever you hand over your waste to a waste collector company such as Flotta Transport
Usually, once we have got rid of our waste, we do not think about what it going to happen to it. However, it is vital that we think about where it is going and the impact it could have on the planet.
There are different methods of disposing of waste, and we shall take a look at these right now.
Recycling: This is when waste is taken and converted into something useful. For instance, a plastic bottle could be recycled to be used for building materials, packaging, and furniture. By finding alternative usage for your waste, you can help to protect the environment. Materials that are commonly recycled are:
These items are known as dry mixed recycling and you can put them in the same bin for collection.
Composting: If your company happens to produce plenty of food waste, then composting is a fantastic eco-friendly way to dispose of it. To create a compost, you just allow your food waste to naturally decompose. You can then use (or sell) the organic matter as a fertilizer.
Traditional Waste Disposal: This is when your waste is collected and taken to landfill. However, this really should be the last resort since landfills really do have a negative impact on the environment - the waste that is taken to a landfill can take centuries to decompose and can release harmful gasses as well. In addition to this, we only have a limited space where we can dump all our rubbish.
Clinical Waste Disposal: This refers to waste such as sanitary items, PPE, and medicine vials. There are strict laws regarding the disposal of such items, and they usually have to be disposed via incineration. This is much better as the waste is not just left there to decompose for hundreds of years. However, there is a downside to incineration and that is that harmful gases are produced to can contribute to global warming.
We work with a variety of industries, and we are now going to have a look at some of the main ones that we are involved with.
When it comes to agricultural waste, there are strict regulations in play due to the fact that farms produce plenty of hazardous waste. So, what exactly is it that constitutes as agricultural waste? Well, we have provided you with a list below:
• Waste silage
• Green waste
• Waste oil
• Waste sheep dip
• Brake fluids
• Waste medical containers
• unused animal medicine
• Fertiliser bags
Our qualified team are experienced when it comes to any type of waste that the agricultural industry produces. Our team will make sure that your company is fully compliant with the different health and safety rules that apply when it comes to disposing of such waste. We will also organise the collection times for your waste disposal and will provide you with the necessary bins so that you will be able to store waste safely until we come to collect it.
This type of waste is made up of unwanted material that is created by demolition and construction industries. It is not possible for a construction site to work without producing waste, but it is definitely possible to limit how much of it ends up at a landfill. All constructions companies are obligated to reuse, reduce, and recycle waste where possible.
Below is a list of the different types of waste that is produced in the construction industry:
Asbestos is a very dangerous substance that can cause cancer, so it has to be disposed of properly. We will make sure that any asbestos waste that you have will be disposed of in the safest way possible.
The land-based casino industry is always having to change so that their customers do not end up getting bored. A casino that remains the same for years is one that is going to get stale and will start to lose customers. Therefore, land-based casinos have to regularly change their interior design to keep things looking fresh, so there will often be old furniture that needs to be disposed of. As well as old furniture, there will be slot games that break down every now and then and will need to be replaced with new ones. Also, table games will suffer from wear and tear down the years and will need to be replaced occasionally to ensure that the interior of the casino looks as luxurious as possible.
Land-based casinos also have to provide their patrons with refreshments such as alcoholic beverages and snacks, so there will be glass and plastic waste as well as some food waste. In addition to this, there will be some sanitary waste that needs to be disposed of from the bathrooms.
At Flotta Transport, we are well equipped to deal with whatever type of waste land-based casinos have to get rid of.
When you operate a commercial garage, you need to have strict controls for the hazardous waste that you produce. Commercial garages produce a wide variety of waste that has to be stored and then disposed of carefully to ensure that environmental regulations are met. Below is a list of the common types of waste that garages need to manage:
• Waste oil
• Waste oil filters
• Contaminated fuels
• Old batteries
• Waste tires
• Soiled rags
• Scrap metal
• Waste solvents
• Waste brake fluid
• Paint containers
Our team of experts are fully equipped to deal with the safe and efficient disposal of all of the above.
Other Industries That We Deal With
The above is just a closer look at some of the industries that we deal with. We also deal with other industries and we have listed these below for you:
• Funeral home
• Office and general
So, if you own a company in one of the above industries and have a lot of waste that you need collected, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Flotta Transport.