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What are the benefits of aluminium recycling?

Undeniably the most significant benefit of recycling aluminium is that it can be recycled an infinite number of times, making it the ideal material for meeting the needs of both demanding industries and those wishing to preserve the wider environment.

As well as being infinitely recyclable, aluminium is wholly recyclable too, with the whole metal able to be melted down and reformed repeatedly without losing any of its material qualities.  In fact, since the initial production of aluminium in the late 19th century, it’s alleged that around three quarters of all material produced then is still in use today!

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What is commercial waste?

Commercial or business waste is derived from a business premises that’s used predominantly for trade, sport, entertainment or recreation.  It does not encapsulate industrial or household waste; only waste created from any type of commercial activity.

Commercial waste also incorporates refuse created following gardening and building work on a residential property, providing the individual undertaking the work is not the homeowner.

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4 top tips for businesses undergoing a site clearance

Prior to the commencement of any new building or landscaping work on your premises, it is vital that the current site is cleared thoroughly and with safety uppermost in mind.

It’s important that you comply with all relevant health and safety legislation to ensure any waste is removed and transported with the utmost care to ensure disruption to the wider environment is kept to an absolute minimum.  Although you will need to be thorough in your preparation, your chosen site clearance contractors will no doubt undertake a risk assessment of your premises themselves, ensuring their staff are aware of the on-site dangers before the hard work begins.

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How to classify the different types of waste your business produces

Before any waste a business produces is retrieved for recycling and disposal, it needs to be classified to enable waste transporters and recyclers such as ASM Metal Recycling to determine how to handle it whilst being disposed of.

As a business with commercial waste, your responsibilities and duty of care are to sort and store waste safely and securely whilst you wait for its collection.  For every load of waste that leaves your premises it’s important to make a waste transfer note that’s easily accessible should your local council or the Environment Agency ask for proof of its disposal in the future.

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A guide to tyre recycling in the UK

You may not have ever given it much thought, but tyres are an extremely important part of your everyday life.  You depend upon your vehicle’s tyres to take you from A to B, whether it’s the early morning commute to the train station or a quick dash to the supermarket.

You would be forgiven for not giving a second thought to your old tyres when they’re replaced by newer tyres that make your car safer to drive.  However, what exactly does happen to those end-of-life tyres once they’ve left your rims and been set to one side by your local garage or tyre specialist?

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