Clearing Cumbria – The Clean Up Operation after Storms Desmond and Frank

After the devastation of Storm Desmond and Storm Frank Cumbria is now in a state of repair. The clean-up operation is in full swing as residents who had previously aimed to recover before Christmas, now try to start the New Year by returning to normality.

To help with the recovery process, a team from Feedback went up to Carlisle to join the clean-up process. Based in a supermarket, we were tasked with clearing the waste and soled products from the shop floor in preparation for the refit. On our way to the site our team were able to see first-hand the devastation caused by storm Desmond. Large areas of Carlisle were still without power, and the streets were strewn with family possessions and house contents. The brick work of buildings were stained by the water line from the previous few days. In some parts of the city, the water had reached three to four foot high.

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How to dispose of your Christmas tree – Disposing of Christmas Trees across the Hampshire area

We’re still in the run up to Christmas, but with the 25th looming fast, Feedback Local are looking into the rubbish and waste that comes with the festive season. In addition to the product packaging and gift wrap, the disposal of the tree is often something that is over looked.

What you need to know.

  • Real trees are recyclable. – In most instances Christmas trees are considered green waste.
  • Most local councils run specialist collections for Christmas trees

Click “MORE” for a list of local green waste disposal sites and further details of the recycling process.

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Clearance of Norris Castle on the Isle of Wight

Norris Castle. Located on the most northerly point of the Isle of Wight and the playground of royalty. It had become tired and fallen from its former glory and was due to go to market in the summer of 2015.

Norris Castle on the Isle of Wight Hampshire

The Norris Castle job was a very special job to Feedback Atency. Not only did the job require all of our offerings including agricultural teams and our clearance operatives, it was undertaken across a beautiful 225 acre, Grade 1 listed plot in the Hampshire countryside.

In late June 2015, Feedback Atency was contacted by the executors of the Norris Castle Estate with regards to the clearance and disposal of the waste and other items from the main castle building. The aim of the project was to clear the castle to facilitate marketing of the estate by mid-July. The estate and castle building had fallen into faded glory. Much of the grounds were overgrown, and the castle rooms were full of waste and unloved items that needed to be disposed of.

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Fly-tipping and its effect on the environment

Christmas is often the time of excess. The huge family dinners, the big presents and not forgetting the Xmas tree. But Christmas is also the time of excess waste and all too often this excess waste is dumped or fly tipped across the country. Come Boxing Day, the UK’s car parks, laybys, country lanes and recycling bank floors are littered with piles of discarded packaging and yesterday’s rubbish.

This type of criminal activity is common in both rural and urban areas, and can be visible from the streets of central London to the country lanes of Hampshire and Berkshire.  Recent figures indicate that national fly-tipping rates have increased by average 5.6%, with local areas such as Surrey Heath spending upwards of £18,000 to combat fly tipping and Test Valley Borough Council spending £35,000. (more…)

How do I dispose of a Fridge or Freezer?

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It’s not uncommon to see fridges abandoned in front gardens, in the corner of the office car park, or fly tipped on the banking of Britain’s roads, but when it comes to fridge and freezer disposal what should you do about disposing of yours safely?

As the Environment Agency classifies fridge freezers as hazardous waste this means that they can’t just be thrown out in a skip or sent off with the bin men. This is due to Chlorofluorocarbon gasses (CFCs), pentane and other chemicals contained within the cooling systems and insulation of modern day fridges. Although most of these chemicals are not directly harmful to humans, they react with the upper stratosphere and deplete the ozone layer, a contributor to global warming.

Thank fully It’s usually not too difficult to dispose of these items.

Click “MORE” for further details about the disposal of fridges and freezers

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The Waste Hierarchy

Over the coming few weeks Feedback Local will be releasing a series of blog posts advise how to manage waste at a business level. This will be everything from the waste hierarchy, through to how to dispose of those tricky items.  Keep an eye out for the “managing waste at a business level” tag, for more information.

First this week it’s the Waste hierarchy. All the industries we have come across love a good framework and diagram, and the waste industry is no exception. The waste hierarchy is a five step framework that outlines the most appropriate way to process waste through your business according to the EU.  Applying the principles of the waste hierarchy to aims to both reduce the environmental impact of your operations and intends to save you money.

The basic principles of the hierarchy is to reduce the amount of waste created from business processes, however it is incredibly unlikely that any company will have zero waste output, so the hierarchy also highlights the value of re-purposing and recycling the waste produced.

The Waste Hierarchy Commercial Waste Disposal

 

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The First Blog Post

 

We are Feedback Local, a waste management service currently operating across southern England. Feedback Local specialises in the hassle free removal of waste from both commercial and domestic premises. We offer a range of service to suit nearly all waste management needs, including rapid response and in situ removals.  The Feedback Local service is provided by Feedback Atency, a long established nationwide waste solutions provider. We operate highly trained crews, in a selection of specialist vehicles capable of loading and disposing of most waste.

As well as providing an insight into our operations overview and what we get up to here at Feedback Local, we’ll develop a knowledge base of the waste industry to help you make the best choices for you and your business.

If you have any comments about the blog, any of its posts or queries about us or our services please feel free to contact us either by email or telephone. Any and all feedback is welcome.

Commercial Waste Clearance Team