Non Hazardous Waste Management
Non-hazardous waste includes any rubbish or recycling that causes no harm to human or environmental health. This can be from business or household producers.
Site Investigation and Assessment
Identifying non-hazardous or hazardous waste can be conducted by a site visit and assessment from the MCM. MCM provide the full waste management service from site investigation to its classification and safe removal and disposal.
Waste Characterisation, Handling and Removal
If you’re on site and have any concerns about the type of waste found, how to classify and how to manage it, get in touch. In terms of non-hazardous waste, this may concern:
- Food or business waste
- General rubbish from industrial or agricultural sources
- Japanese Knotweed
- Japanese Knotweed contaminated waste
Japanese Knotweed is a highly persistent weed that can cause extensive damage to property and its surrounding areas. It grows at an alarming rate of up to 10cm per day and will do so in any type of soil – so it needs to be identified and eliminated from your site before you go any further – and is actually an offence to allow the plant to spared.
What to do if you suspect your site has Japanese Knotweed
All parts of it, and any soil contaminated with it, are classified as controlled waste. MCM have helped clients safely remove and dispose of this material in specialist landfills.
If you think you have knotweed on your site:
- Disturb any ground or soil within 7 metres of any visible plant
- Cut or attempt to pull up the plant
- Move any equipment away from the area without thoroughly cleaning it first
- Take ANY soil or vegetation off site unless using a registered waste carrier
- Mark out the extent of visible knotweed infestation
- Prevent unauthorised access to the marked out area
- Contact MCM on 0330 1281030 as soon as possible
Potential non-hazardous waste on your site?
If you are unsure about whether or not you have an infestation or would like more information about non-hazardous waste or Japanese Knotweed removal, call us on 0330 128 1030 and a member of our team will be happy to help.