FAQ’s

FAQ’s

Why do I need to manage my waste and recycle?

For several reasons….

1. A breach of strict waste control legislation may result in significant fines or even a prison sentence

2. Your could secure those bigger contracts by becoming compliant and enhancing your company’s Corporate Profile

3. An inefficient waste management strategy can easily cost your business up to 20% more than it should

4. You could improve the efficiency of your operational business

5. You could be damaging the environment

What can I recycle?

There are over 20 recycling streams available to the average business in the UK including:-

Paper Metals Aerosols Organics
Cardboard Drink/Food Cans & Cartons Batteries Kitchen Waste
Confidential Waste CD’s and DVD’s Paint Printer Cartridges
Plastic Containers Furniture Bulbs/Tubes Wood
Packaging WEEE Oils Glass

Can batteries be put in the general waste bin?

No. The Batteries Directive introduced tighter rules on recycling batteries for UK businesses. All waste batteries regardless of their size or type are treated as hazardous waste and must be segregated from general waste.

What is classed a Hazardous Waste?

Items classed as Hazardous Waste contain properties that can be harmful to the environment or human health such as: –

  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Energy Saving Bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Computer Monitors
  • WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
  • Oils
  • Paints
  • Aerosols
  • Asbestos

Wynsdale Waste Management can manage the disposal of your Hazardous Waste, ensuring that everything collected is disposed of in strict accordance of current legislation.

Can I throw toner cartridges in the bin?

Ink and toner cartridges can take up to 10,000 years to biodegrade in a landfill site which is not great for the environment. Another point to consider is that there could be value in your empty toner cartridges and you could be paid to have them taken away and recycled.

What is WEEE?

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) describes discarded electrical or electronic devices such as computers, printers, fluorescent lighting tubes, fax machines, mobile phones etc.

The WEEE Directive, which was introduced in January 2007, aims to improve the environmental performance of businesses that manufacture, supply, use, recycle and recover electrical and electronic equipment.

Can Wynsdale Waste Management provide other waste services?

Yes. Through our UK network of partner carriers, we can offer a total waste management solution. This can include everything from specialist hazardous, medical and offensive waste treatments through to general skips and confidential waste destruction.

What if I’m satisfied with my current waste management provider?

We respect our competition and if you already receive a good service, that’s absolutely fine by us. However, please do consider a couple of these points…

Allowing us to carry out our free Wynsdale SERVICE Audit may act as a “sanity check” to ensure you really are getting best value from your current provider.

Many providers do not proactively manage waste disposal, merely offering a collection service.

There are many circumstances where we can help you terminate the direct contract you have with your current provider and then re-engage them for you through Wynsdale Waste Management at a more competitive rate. This means you retain the working relationship for collections but benefit from a price decrease and an enhanced management service.