Category Archives: Services

Happy New Year

A rather belated happy New Year! A week back into normal operation and we are looking forward to the many improvements planned for our site and processes.

Coming in the next few weeks:

  • Our new baler is currently being installed and it will allow us to process much more card and plastics.
  • The site driveway and entrance is due to be tarmaced improving access for all vehicles
  • Landscaping will begin in the next few weeks both onsite and at our boundaries reducing our visual impact on the local environment.

Over the next 12 months, all of us at Widnes Skips look forward to continued growth and investment in our staff, plant, vehicles and site which will impact directly on improving our recovery rates.

Advertisements

Christmas Period Opening Hours

WIDNES SKIP & RECLAIM LTD is closed for the Christmas Period from 24th December 2007, re-opening for normal business 7th January 2008.

Opening over the Christmas Period with transport for account Customers by advanced agreement. Tipping facilities by advanced arrangement only.

WIDNES SKIP & RECLAIM LTD
Ditton Road, Widnes, WA8 0PA
Tel: 0151 423 5928

By advanced arrangement.

Mon 24th December 07 – Open as usual
Tues 25th December 07 – CLOSED
Wed 26th December 07 – CLOSED
Thurs 27th December 07 – CLOSED
Fri 28th December 07 – Open by arrangement
Sat 29th December 07 – Open by arrangement
Sun 30th December 07 – CLOSED
Mon 31st December 07 – Open by arrangement

Tues 1st January 08 – CLOSED
Wednesday 2nd January 08 – CLOSED
Thursday 3rd January 08 – Open by arrangement
Friday 4th January 08 – Open by arrangement
Saturday 5th January 08 – Open by arrangement
Sunday 6th January 08 – CLOSED
Monday 7th January – Open as usual

WIDNES SKIP & RECLAIM LTD
Haddocks Wood Composting Facility
Warrington Road, Astmoor Industrial Estate, Runcorn, WA7 1QH

Mon 24th December 07 – Open as usual
Tues 25th December 07 – CLOSED
Wed 26th December 07 – CLOSED
Thurs 27th December 07 – Open by arrangement
Fri 28th December 07 – CLOSED
Sat 29th December 07 – Open by arrangement
Sun 30th December 07 – CLOSED
Mon 31st December 07 – Open by arrangement

Tues 1st January 08 – CLOSED
Wednesday 2nd January 08 – CLOSED
Thursday 3rd January 08 – Open by arrangement
Friday 4th January 08 – CLOSED
Saturday 5th January 08 – Open by arrangement
Sunday 6th January 08 – CLOSED
Monday 7th January – Open as usual

We would like to wish all our Customers a Merry Christmas and a safe, prosperous New Year

Landfill Directive Changes – two weeks in

From 30th October 2007, landfill sites have not been permitted to accept untreated waste as the final part of the Landfill Directive is implemented.

Tipping at a Landfill  Business waste producers will either need to treat their own waste or ensure it is treated by someone else before the final disposal at a landfill site.

Treatment is defined as “physical, thermal, chemical or biological processes (including sorting) that change the characteristics of waste in order to reduce its volume or hazardous nature, facilitate its handling or enhance recovery.”

You can do this yourself in simple ways such as collecting recyclable wastes separately – card, plastic, metals etc and making sure they are sent to a suitable recycling/reprocessing company.

The Environment Agency publication “Treatment of non-hazardous wastes for landfill” , sets out the regulatory requirements in a fairly simple way giving examples of several types of waste stream and accepted good practice.

Despite plenty of warning that the regulations will be implemented, it would seem that many businesses have been caught short. The emphasis is very much on the producer of the waste to get it right – this is how it should be.

What we have seen so far is little movement from small businesses to enquire what Widnes Skips is doing with their waste. The larger customers have, as expected, have requested breakdown of recovery/recycling rates to meet their obligation.

Widnes Skips sorts and separates all waste received at their transfer station at Ditton Road. We send over 80% of waste on for reprocessing or recycling. Less than 20% of waste is disposed of at a landfill site. This exceeds the requirements of the directive.

Our transfer station can accept many commercial, construction/demolition, domestic and light industrial waste streams. Call us and see if we can help improve your business’ environmental performance.