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How can you ensure that household, residual, commercial and industrial waste delivered in bulk to your facility does not contain dangerous and hazardous material when you show no inspection, testing or identification processes for incoming waste?

A list of waste that will be accepted at the installation, together with their European Waste Catalogue (“EWC”) codes, will be provided with the Environmental Permit Application. The majority of the waste will comprise wastes from waste management facilities, municipal wastes and wastes from construction and demolition sites, with an average net calorific value of 9.40MJ/Kg.

Waste will be delivered to the facility by road within covered vehicles. On entering the site, all waste delivery and operational vehicles will pass through an automated number plate recognition (“ANPR”) system.  All waste delivery vehicles will be weighed on the In-Weighbridge on entering the site; the weighbridge - which is fully automated - will be linked to the ANPR and site Closed-Circuit Television (“CCTV”) systems.  A manual ticketing system can also be deployed as a backup.

All waste delivered by an Authorised Vehicle will be accepted to the delivery point during the opening hours.  However, waste will be rejected should the following circumstances arise:

·            the load is in an Unauthorised Vehicle;

·            the load is delivered with incomplete duty of care waste transfer note documentation,

·            the load contains waste which would breach the conditions of the Environmental Permit for the site.

The mass of each load of waste will be categorised by EWC code and recorded. Where a vehicle is identified as containing, or suspected of containing, prohibited materials, the vehicle will be directed to the dedicated quarantine area for further inspection.

After weighing, authorised vehicles will be directed to one of the tipping bays in the Waste Reception Building by means of an electronic traffic light and barrier traffic management control system; each tipping bay is accessed by means of a fast action roller-shutter door which will be operated automatically on the approach of a vehicle.  The roller-shutter door will close after the vehicle enters the tipping bay to ensure that all waste handling activities are undertaken within the confines of the building.

Following tipping of its waste, the tipping exit bay door will be opened and the vehicle will exit the site via the Out-Weighbridge, which is also fully automated and linked to the ANPR and site CCTV systems; this weighbridge will also be controlled via a traffic light and barrier system.

The incoming waste will be tipped directly into the waste bunker, which has a capacity approximately 4,100 tonnes, which equates up to approximately five to seven days storage capacity, this is presented due to density of waste variations.

If Prohibited Materials are observed in the load, these materials will either be isolated within the Waste Reception Area or moved to the Quarantine Area.  Periodic random inspections on vehicles a will be undertaken and this will be carried out in the Quarantine Area.  All such inspections will involve checking that the waste received is as described on the waste transfer note and is of a type permitted (i.e. as listed on the Installation’s environmental permit). 

If the presence of a load containing Prohibited Materials prevents unloading or further deliveries, then the operator will implement the agreed contingency plan which details alternative destinations for the waste.

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