As well as speeding up the preparation and clearance of sites around the Gravesend area via provision of muckaway, grab hire and land restoration services, and by serving as the local area’s favoured aggregate suppliers, Shaw Haulage has a vital role to play in assisting clients in fulfilling legal responsibilities. The rules and regulations surrounding waste disposal, specifically, while straight forward are essential to understand and comply with; falling foul of them can mean hefty fines and legal action.
So below, we’ve looked to run over the basics of above board waste disposal. If handling muckaway in-house, it’s especially important to do your research; and on the contrary, hiring assistance via muckaway or grab hire – e.g by calling in Shaw Haulage – means you can pretty much “sit back and relax”, while waste management specialists vault any legislative hurdles standing in the way.
Licenced Waste Carriers – You’ll be responsible when it comes to hiring a waste carrier – whether in the form of a skip hire company, grab hire firm, muckaway provider, or any other company that will in one form or another transport waste from A to B. So it’s vital to choose one that is legitimate, and has an in-date licence in place. The requirement of a licence aims to reduce fly tipping, which routinely costs the UK councils, collectively, millions each year to deal with.
Check this simply by asking, or if you have suspicions that the company you’re sounding out might not be the real deal, call the Environment Agency on 08708 506 506. The waste management specialists and aggregate suppliers at Shaw Haulage, as the Gravesend area’s first port of call not just for muckaway and grab hire, but land restoration too, are fully licenced.
Contamination – There are a number of waste types that are deemed hazardous, including contaminated soils, dangerous substances like asbestos and many paints. Each of these needs to be disposed of in a very specific manner; dumping contaminated waste in with general waste is a serious offence, and one of the reasons why muckaway companies, like our own, prove so popular amongst Gravesend residents and trades who don’t wish to risk mishandling disposal.
This is also an area of focus for our land restoration team, who often repurpose brownfield sites which feature contaminated soils, and why we’re so well versed in transportation, processing and disposal, aided by our fleet of grab hire vehicles.
Deciding to utilise the knowhow and expertise of a dedicated muckaway provider? You might have left over aggregate that’s been used in a land restoration project, for example, filling in a quarried area near Gravesend. Alternatively, you might have a lot of green garden waste built up following a thorough re-planting and re-turfing project… Whatever the case, call our team today.