What is General Waste?

Printwaste work with our customers to recycle as much waste as possible, however not everything can be recycled. What’s left is general waste, or non-recyclable waste. It includes materials that can be difficult to separate and recycle, as well as items that are single use and are currently not able to be recycled.

Some of these products are (but not limited to):

Contaminated products and packaging

Sweet wrappers

Crisp packets

Waste streams like these and others would have gone to landfill in the past. However, now there is an alternative that benefits everyone. We turn this waste into energy – powering homes and businesses and keeping materials out of landfill.

What Cannot Be Recycled Becomes Energy

Working With You

To get the most from your waste management, Printwaste work with you. From a waste audit to setting up a collection schedule, by working together, we can help reduce your waste and recycle more whilst keeping your waste management efficient and simple.

Zero to Landfill

At Printwaste we believe that nothing should go to landfill. Boost your business’s environmental performance with zero to landfill status.

Your Waste Audit

Your waste audit will be completed by our experienced team,who will be able to help and advise you on how to increase sustainability, reduce waste and improve your recycling performance.

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Did you know?

For every 1100L bin of your non-recyclables, we can generate enough to produce 4,200 cups of coffee!

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Contact us today to get a quote for your general waste and / or recycling services.

Adding value to your business

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Zero to
Landfill Status

The environmental performances of businesses are becoming increasingly important. Work with us and boost the green credentials of your business by achieving zero to landfill status.

Cutting your

By diverting waste away from landfill we will help you cut costs by reducing waste and increasing recycling. By working with Printwaste as a one stop shop you can have all of your waste streams taken care of by one provider, which is cost-effective for your business.

Helping the environment

Creating a
Greener Future

By sending nothing to landfill, we can all work together to create a greener and more sustainable future. We all have a duty of care to dispose of our waste responsibly.

An Efficient

Make your business’s waste management more efficient – waste audits that identify your needs as well as flexible collection and storage options. We will keep your waste management simple.

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Bins and Collection

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All businesses are different and will have different requirements. This is why we offer customers a wide range of bins and storage options for their waste and recycling, as well as a collection service that is dependent on your requirements and can be as flexible as you need it to be.

There are plenty of options when it comes to storage containers for your waste – whatever the size of your storage area or the quantity of waste you produce, we can advise you on the right storage and collection frequency for you.

Our range of bins include (but are not limited to):

  • 240L/360L wheeled bins
  • 660/1100L wheeled bins
  • Compactors and RORO containers

Collection frequency is a key element in providing and achieving a cost efficient service for our customers.

Waste-to-Energy Knowledgebase

Waste-to-Energy is more than just incineration. A modern waste-to-energy facility is a power plant that uses thermal combustion to generate electricity and heat. Emissions generated are extensively cleaned up before entering the atmosphere; whilst the process also involves post-combustion extraction of metals and reuse of ash.

Non-recyclable waste. All the waste we collect that can’t be recycled is diverted away from landfill and converted back into energy to regain some value from the resource. The recyclability of waste can be impacted on a number of factors including lack of segregation at source and contamination.

Not at all. Incineration is compatible with high rates of recycling. High recycling levels depend on efficient segregation of the recyclable materials. Waste classed as non-recyclable is incinerated in order for the energy to be recovered instead of landfill.

Waste-to-Energy allows for the recovery of resource in the form of electricity and heat that would otherwise be wasted in landfill. Electricity produced is fed through to the national grid to power homes across the UK. For you, this is a landfill alternative that provides an outlet to be a zero to landfill company and boost your businesses environmental footprint.

The incinerated bottom ash from burnt waste drops into a quench tank and then passes along a conveyor to a storage pit. Magnets above the conveyor extract ferrous metals from the ash for recycling. The ash then goes to an ash recycling plant, so it can be used as an aggregate replacement in construction materials.

To avoid dangerous emissions, the gases from the burned waste are cleaned thoroughly. Lime is used to neutralise acidic gases and carbon, removing dioxins and heavy metals. The gases then pass through a fine fabric filter, which captures any remaining particles before the gases are released through a chimney – securing a sustainable and environmental process.

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