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The Waste Hierarchy

iWaste pride itself on having a very high recycling average of 96%

The Waste Hierarchy

The Waste Hierarchy guidance is formed under regulation 15 of the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 and is applicable to any person subject to the regulation 12.  The guidance sets out best practises for the prevention, identification, treatment and disposal of waste, with aim to significantly reduce our environmental impact.

The Waste Hierarchy displays top priority to preventing waste in the first place. When waste is created, it gives preference to preparing it for re-use, then recycling, then recovery, and last of all disposal (e.g. landfill).

Reduce - Most Favoured
Re-use
Recycle
Recovery
Incineration
Landfill - Avoided

Producers Responsibility

As a waste producer, it is your responsibility to limit the amount of waste you or your organisation produces. This means prevention of waste in the first instance, or when you’ve identified any waste, can it be re-used or put to use elsewhere prior to disposal?

Additionally, when receiving a collection of waste, you will also need to sign a declaration confirming you have fulfilled your responsibility as a producer and applied the waste hierarchy prior to the collection. The declaration statement will be found on your suppliers’ waste transfer or waste consignment note.

iWaste's Responsibility

All equipment and waste collected by iWaste will be transferred back to our Approved & Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) for review and processing. We will then apply the Waste Hierarchy processes to identify any equipment for possible reuse unless specified by our clients in advance, as certain devices contain any data. This will automatically be sent for secure destruction and recycling. All other equipment will be manually stripped and broken down into their core material components which will then be sent for recycling; iron, plastics, aluminium, cabling, copper and brass.

Any waste or equipment that cannot be recycled or broken down will be sent to a local MRF (Material Recycling Facility) where it will be processes and segregated into raw material fractions.

iWaste pride itself on having a very high recycling average of 96%.

For further information on the Waste Hierarchy Guidance please use the following link, or feel free to contact a member of our team on 0330 1200 250.

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