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2 2 Innovative waste management solutions January 2009

3 3 Innovative waste management solutions Introduction Waste as a problem in the social housing sector Three case studies Conclusion

4 4 Introductions Jonathan Goose Sales Director – Connaught Environmental Ian Farquhar Waste Manager – Connaught Environmental

5 5 Who are Connaught PLC?  £500 million turnover - FTSE 250 listed  £2.1 billion order book  Over 140 strategic partnerships across UK  7,000+ employed people within Connaught  ‘Partnering Contractor of the Year 2005 and 2007’  Brand - Our Customer Experience

6 6 Waste Management Street Scene Asset Cleaning Grounds Maintenance

7 7 Innovative waste management solutions Innovation – ‘something new or novel’ Waste – ‘Refuse, builders rubbish and fly tipping in the social housing context Solutions – ‘answer to problems’ Source – Oxford Dictionary

8 8 Landfill problem

9 9 Construction waste How much waste is created by the construction industry each year ? How much construction waste goes to landfill? What is the government target of reduction in waste by 2012?

10 10 Construction waste How much waste is created by the construction industry each year ? £120 million tonnes How much construction waste goes to landfill? £25 million tonnes What is the government target of reduction in waste by 2012? 50%

11 11 Residential waste How much does it cost to collect, transport and dispose of your household waste each week? How much domestic refuse goes to landfill each year How much packaging comes into UK homes each year?

12 12 Residential waste How much does it cost to collect, transport and dispose of your household waste each week? £2 How much domestic refuse goes to landfill each year? £18 million tonnes How much packaging comes into UK homes each year? £6.3 million tonnes

13 13 Waste in the UK – Innovation needed ‘ Up to 200,000 tonnes of recyclable waste was dumped last year with some councils failing to recycle over 10 per cent of glass, paper, plastic and other materials left out by conscientious homeowners. The amount dumped this year is expected to rise sharply as councils struggle to sell recyclable waste during the economic downturn.’ Source – Daily Telegraph 30 th December 2008

14 14 Cost of disposal Collection Disposal Collection Disposal Penalties £100 Per Yr Cost Per Household  Escalating cost of residential waste disposal  Landfill tax escalation & new penalties threat from 2010

15 15 Waste Challenges Disposal Costs Landfill Tax Carbon Footprint Fly Tipping EU/UK Legislation Landfill Space Budgets Natural Resources

16 16 How can we innovate to reduce landfill? Three Case Studies: 1 – ‘Recycling in high rise blocks of flats’ 2 – ‘Recycling builders waste after housing refurbishments’ 3 – ‘Collection and disposal of fly tips’

17 17 Case Study 1– Door Step Recycling for High Rise blocks Density of households Lack of space Refuse chutes – small carrier bag of waste per time No current recycling

18 18 No means to participation Accessibility to properties Storage Case Study 1– Door Step Recycling for High Rise blocks Education Doorstep collections Campaign to boost awareness Challenge Solution

19 19 Method Educated residents Delivered transparent recycling sacks Advised residents of collection dates Collected bags in portable containers and segregated by waste stream Case Study 1 Door Step Recycling for High Rise blocks

20 20 Case Study 1 – Door Step Recycling from High Rise Ricky the Recycling Robot Waste Doctors

21 21 Outcome of Case Study 1 Innovative solution because :- Introduced a change of mindset by resident education Resident participation – 90% - 1,800 bags from 2000 properties Recycled waste Reduced landfill

22 22 Case Study 2 – Recycling builders waste

23 23 Case study 2 - Recycling builders waste How does builders waste get collected on sites? General waste emptied into skips Metals are separated and collected or disappear Skip company takes to a materials reclamation facility Skip company complies with SWMP and provides a recycling report

24 24 Case study 2 - Recycling builders waste  “One Man’s Waste is Another Man’s Gold!”  National Industrial Symbiosis Programme

25 25 Case study 2 - Recycling builders waste What is the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP)? Symbiosis – ‘ a mutually beneficial relationship’ NISP’s uses symbiosis to identify sustainable resource management solutions. Funded by DEFRA.

26 26 CASE STUDY 2 QUANTIFYING THE PROBLEM % KG Chipboard 77% 8% Kitchen / Bathroom Metals Ceramics Residual Plastics TOTAL 9% 5% 1% 100% CHIPBOARD METALS CERAMICS RESIDUAL PLASTICS

27 27 Method Educate the contractors Provide separate containers Police the contents and disposal Fill all skips prior to removal Waste taken to processor Case Study 2

28 28 Outcome of Case Study 2 Chipboard recycled to animal feed Metals recycled to animal feed Ceramics recycled to aggregate Residuals sent to landfill now 5% Plastics recycled by toy manufacturer -

29 29 Outcome of Case Study 2 Innovative solutions because:- Education of construction operatives Accurate waste measurement - SWMP Efficient use of skips – none collected half empty Effective recycling Reduction of landfill

30 30 Case Study 3 - Collection and disposal of flytips

31 31 Case study 3 – What is a fly tip?

32 32 Case Study 3 – Collection and disposal of fly tipping How many fly tips were there in the UK in 2007? What were the clean up costs? Who is responsible for clearing up fly tips? What was the most common place for fly tips?

33 33 Case Study 3 – Collection and disposal of fly tipping How many fly tips were there in the UK in 2007? 1.28 million What were the clean up costs? £150 million Who is responsible for clearing up fly tips? The landowner What is the most common place for fly tips? The highway

34 34 Case Study 3 – Collection and disposal of fly tipping Speedy removal is essential because: Danger to public especially children Danger to animals Danger to the environment - chemical hazards Unsightly and socially unacceptable Heath and Safety issues

35 35 Case Study 3 – Collection and disposal of fly tipping What is in a fly tip? Rubble Greenwaste Chemical waste Plasterboard and cement Household waste White goods Furniture Dumped Tyres Batteries

36 36 Collection methods Dedicated team Fast response Appropriate licensed vehicle Segregate waste streams Identification of offenders through evidence Case Study 3 – Collection and disposal of fly tipping

37 37 Case Study 3 – Collection and disposal of fly tipping Cookers/washing machines – reuse by charities or recycled Fridges – Dedicated site for recycling – CFC’s. Furniture – Reuse - e.g.‘The Sofa Project Tyres – Dedicated site for recycling e.g.shredded for playground surface Batteries – Recycled by reclaiming lead General rubbish – waste transfer station

38 38 Case Study 3 – Collection and disposal of fly tipping

39 39 Solution Case Study 3 – Collection and disposal of fly tipping

40 40 Outcome of Case Study 3 Innovative solutions because:- Reuse and recycle content Clear quickly - Health and Safety - Fly tips attract each other Identify evidence – look for offenders and report Reduction of landfill

41 41 Conclusion The three case studies detail innovative ideas Waste solutions involve reusing and well as recycling Recycling benefits society and not just the bottom line

42 42 Any questions?


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