Learn more about Waste Disposal in England
England England spans across 130,395 square kilometres, contains over 20 major cities and an amazing 1,639,560 hectares of greenbelt land With a population of 56,000,000 England is one of the most populated countries in Europe, so a lot of effort from all the cities, authorities, waste contractors and residents must be made to ensure it becomes more sustainable
Waste disposal in the form of waste management is a process that deals with all types of waste from all different types of activities and is managed through the waste hierarchy; reduce, reuse and recycle which aims to minimize the amount of waste produced, a major challenge to tackle in England. Waste removal deals with the removal of waste from the site it has been produced and comes with a range of responsibilities to ensure it is dealt with properly in England for waste recycling or other forms of disposal. Waste collection is a very important part of society and one that is not perceived as it should be, as a society we look down on the process when in actual fact there is no other process that is closely linked to the health and condition of our environment as waste clearance and waste management are.
To ensure we shift the perspective of our industry waste removal, waste recycling, and waste disposal must be done in a way that is professional and in alignment with certain standards, only then can the industry evolve.
There are 345 local authorities and over 5,000 waste operators that come together to manage the role of waste management in England. However, there are only eight local authorities that achieve a recycling rate higher than 60%, they are: - East Riding of Yorkshire Council 64.8% - South Oxfordshire District Council 63.3% - Three Rivers District Council 63.0% - Vale of White Horse District Council 62.5% - St Albans City and District Council 62.1% - Surrey Heath Borough Council 61.9% - Rochford District Council 60.9% - Stroud District Council 60.2
The range of waste types include:
- Electronic Waste recycling
- Hazardous Waste disposal
- Confidential Waste collection
- Commercial Waste removal
- Construction Waste removal
- Domestic Waste removal
All of which can be classified as an opportunity for recycling. Fundamentally there are two different types of waste and both have two different angles of responsibility:
1. Household waste clearance which comes from residential properties is the overall responsibility of the council/borough to treat properly
2. Business Waste which is classified as any type of waste that is generated from commercial activity and is the responsibility of the business that has produced it to treat properly