RECYCLING


WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR WASTE


 

Once we have dropped the skip at the location you require it, you can then start filling it with your waste. After you are finished, we will collect it and take it back one of our waste transfer station. From here will sort through the waste. Using equipment such as trommels and conveyor belts we will separate different types of waste, this includes plastic and carboard allowing us to recycle as much as possible. Soil and bricks will be separated too so that if possible, they can be reused and not wasted. Only the products we cannot use will be sent to landfill.

Edinburgh Skip Services are committed to protecting the environment and the Earth’s natural resources. Our goal is to recycle 100% of waste brought into one of our specialist waste transfer stations.

Once we have dropped the skip at the location you require it, you can then start filling it with your waste. After you are finished, we will collect it and take it back one of our waste transfer station. From here will sort through the waste making sure the highest standard to the current EA guidance with every skip having a full paper trail.

As noted above we use machinery to load your waste into specialist sorting equipment. Using 360 grabs we can sort and separate waste. Once big bulky waste items have been put to one side to be sorted the smaller items can then be assessed. Material is loaded into different types of machines such as trommel screener. This rolling tunnel with screening holes sorts through waste and let’s waste under a certain size drop through the bottom of it. Metal is then magnetically removed. Other waste is sorted by size and material.

Inert material such as bricks/soil are separated. From here only ‘clean’ inert material i.e., no contaminants such as plastic, are then screened using our special machinery. This allows us to break down the separation even further. Soil can be then sent to back fill quarries or can even be sold as garden soil. Rubble that is left can be then crushed and recycled to be used as sub-base for roads.

Green waste that is received is cleaned and then sent to composting sites. This then goes through various process’ so that it can then be used as compost so that it can grow organic matter such as flowers and lawns.

Scrap metal is separated and sent to various furnaces world-wide so that these metals can be smelted and then used in many different types of products.

Any wood we received is separated and relevant wood is then bulked up and chipped. This can then be used for furnaces to power homes and business.

Paper and cardboard is segregated and graded and sent to different recycling centres depending on the type/quality. From here they are then forwarded on to various places where this recycled.

From start to finish Edinburgh Skip Services provides a service where all your waste is treated to the highest standard.

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