Environmental Credentials

We care as much as you do about the environment

Wilrose diverts 100% of waste from landfill.  That means that the waste we collect from you is disposed of in an environmentally friendly and fully legal way.


Commercial waste is taken to licenced sites where the waste is separated into that which can be recycled and other residual waste.  The residual waste is taken to a Refuse Derived Fuels (RDF) plant where it is turned into fuel for energy.  


All waste is tracked by our documentation and we issue waste transfer notes which ensures you have the evidence that you need to show that the waste has been lawfully disposed.


Skip waste is separated at licenced disposal sites into wood, inert, plasterboard, other recyclable materials and residual general waste.  Each component is recycled and residual waste is taken to RDF plants where is is turned into energy.


Not all waste companies are the same or equally as legal or environmentally responsible.  Trust us with your waste to ensure you are doing your bit for the environment.


From the very start we will ensure you receive the best service for your needs and this includes maximising your recycling rates whilst also saving you money.  Whether you can do single stream recycling; have a variety of different bins on site or whether you can fill a small skip with wood for example, we will give you all the options to save you money and be respectful to the environment.


APPLYING THE WASTE HIERARCHY


The waste hierarchy ranks waste management options according to what is best for the environment and we encourage all customers to consider this when looking to dispose of waste.

 

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

 

Stage 1 - PREVENTION

Includes using less material in design and manufacture.  

Keeping products for longer and re-use.  

Using less hazardous materials. 


Stage 2 - Preparing for REUSE

Checking, cleaning, repairing, refurbishing, whole items or spare parts.


Stage 3 - RECYCLING

Turning waste into a new substance or product.  Includes composting if it meets quality protocols.


Stage 4 - Other RECOVERY

includes anaerobic digestion, incineration with energy recovery, gasification and pyrolysis which produce energy (fuels, heat and power) and materials from waste.


Stage 5 - DISPOSAL

Landfill and incineration without energy recovery.

 


For more information on the Waste Hierarchy - click here  or ask us about how you can increase your recycling rates and reduce your residual waste.

The Waste Hierarchy - disposing of waste  safely, legally and environmentally responsibly.

The Waste Hierarchy - disposing of waste safely, legally and environmentally responsibly.