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Waste Management Services
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 11:19
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GENERAL WASTE

 

Definition
General Waste is commercial, domestic or yard waste generated from normal, day-to-day operations. It poses little or no threat to its handlers or the environment.

 General Waste Classification
• Domestic Waste
• Commercial Waste
• Wood & Construction Debris


Service/Operations
Bins come in a variety of sizes to meet the needs of the customer and are placed on site where arrangements are made for regular collection and disposal of waste in a safe, environmentally sound and efficient manner.  When a customer requests any of the range of bins available, a site visit is conducted to ensure it can be safely and securely placed without the threat of damage or vandalism. Further, since the bins must be serviced to remove the waste, the practicality of the company’s collection vehicles accessing the location must be ascertained. A contract is then drawn up, paid for and the units are then placed on site and serviced as per agreed schedule.

 

SPECIAL WASTE

 

Definition

Special Waste is so termed due to the handling and disposal processes that it requires.  This waste type may be injurious to the population and environment, and can range from tyres and condemned foods, to asbestos and industrial waste from processing plants. Special Waste is generated mainly by industries.


Special Waste Classification
• Asbestos Containing Materials
• Defective Food Items
• International Waste (from Ships & Aircrafts)
• Pharmaceutical Waste
• Used Tyres
• Offal (Poultry Waste)


Service/Operations

Special Waste is only allowed onto the landfill after it has been treated, encapsulated or rendered innocuous.  Before any special waste can be disposed of, a letter requesting permission for disposal is required from the waste generator stating the nature, quantity and composition of the waste.  If the waste is considered to be acceptable, an assessment is then done into the resources required for disposal to determine the cost of the service.  The client is then given the option to bring it in himself, or contract SWMCOL to store and remove the waste.

 

LIQUID WASTE

 

 

Definition

Liquid waste is any waste in the liquid state of matter.  It includes industrial waste such as by-products from food-processing and production plants, municipal waste, chemical by-products, agricultural waste and wastewater.

 

Liquid Waste Classification
• Faecal Waste
• Grease and Fat
• Used Oil
• Industrial Waste Water


Services/Operations

Vacuum Tankers are used to remove liquid waste from clients’ premises. Once a service is requested, a site visit is conducted to ensure that the site is accessible and the service can be done.  Liquid waste that is removed is transported to either the Beetham Landfill for disposal or in the case of oil waste it may be taken for recycling.


 

RESOURCE RECOVERY

 


Definition

Resource Recovery is defined as any waste management operation that diverts a waste material from the waste stream and which results in a certain product with a potential economic or ecological benefit.

Recovered Items Classifications

SWMCOL is involved with the collection of paper from clients, the sorting of it into various grades, and the compacting of it into bales for shipping abroad or for resale as feedstock at paper mills.

Examples of Recyclable Paper

• White Ledger
• Computer Paper
• Coloured Ledger
• Mixed
• Kraft/Corrugated


Services/Operations
SWMCOL collects a wide range of paper at centralized storage points.  Shredding services are also provided where the client has concerns over the confidentiality of the paper/documents to be disposed. This service is conducted at either SWMCOL’s or the clients’ facility and a representative from the client company is allowed to be present to witness the destruction of their documents.

Waste Management Brochure




 
PORTABLE SANITATION PRODUCT RENTALS

 


Definition
Portable Sanitation Product Rentals refer to the rental (and servicing) of products that are used for sanitary purposes.

Product Classifications
• Portable Toilets
• Tank and Sink sets
• Trailer Washroom units
• Showers

Services/Operations
SWMCOL rents and services at intervals a variety of portable sanitary products. When a customer requests any of the range of portable sanitation units available, a site visit is conducted to ensure the unit can be safely and securely placed without the threat of damage or vandalism. Further, since the units must be pumped to remove the waste, the practicality of the company’s collection vehicles accessing the location must be ascertained. A contract is then drawn up, paid for and the units are then placed on site and serviced as per agreed schedule.


Types of Units
• Regulars
• Ambassadors
• Tank & Sink Set
• Trailer Toilets
• Trailer Showers

Portable Sanitation Products Brochure


 

Last Updated on Monday, 13 June 2011 09:02