Cities – Rented Sector Waste Management

Cities – Rented Sector Waste Management

A new ‘Guide to Improving Waste Management in the Domestic Rented Sector’ was released last Friday. CIWM Journal Online says the guide was commissioned “after research suggested that issues including excess waste, difficulty in containing waste, and high levels of recycling contamination from the rented sector contributed to poor street scene and represented a barrier to London reinvigorating recycling.“ With so many ‘actors’ sharing responsibility for household recycling and waste habits and performance (particularly in apartment blocks and HMOs), it’s a hugely complex topic. As Eunomia who developed the report put it, there is “no single ‘silver bullet’ intervention”. Instead they identify two broad areas of intervention – educate and encourage and enact and enforce – offering recommendations which include: incorporating waste management into landlord licensing processes using tenancy agreements to communicate responsibilities to tenants making targeted communications for landlords and tenants on responsibilities and how to use the waste services available These are sound ideas that may well help tackle the unique challenges London and all cities face. That said, there is simply no getting away from the fact that without the provision of adequate, accessible, all-user-friendly containers and waste systems, the issues of excess, containment/’leakage’ and contamination will persist. And as city populations continue to grow, so too will the size of the problems. Incentives to get smart – a missed opportunity? Practical solutions exist: Compacting bins – whether solar or mains powered, for waste or recycling, with fill-level sensors or without – were designed with high-density, high traffic sites in mind. The same is true of underground or semi-underground waste systems (UWS/SUWS), which is why all three are becoming more common place...
Unique “Split Lid” for 4-wheeled containers

Unique “Split Lid” for 4-wheeled containers

Our product development team have been busy! This is the first of two pieces of news we’re able to share with you this month which reflect ESE World’s position as experts and leaders in the world of sustainable waste management services and solutions. Our 80 years’ experience and knowledge of markets and our customers’ needs really is second to none.  It’s that understanding, along with our commitment to both resource and product efficiency, which results in continuous enhancements to our product range. New ideas are always tested for feasibility with regard to products and processes. Concepts are drawn up, samples produced, computer simulations reconstruct product use scenarios… we think of everything!  So when a product is ready for release, we know it’ll deliver exactly what’s required, brilliantly, in full compliance with sustainability and environmental requirements. This week, at #IFAT2016 in Munich, we unveiled our new (and unique) SPLIT LID for the 1100 litre 4-wheel container. We’ve taken the lid-in-lid concept and re-engineered it to pretty much eradicate the risk of damage to lids and hinges which exists with all other products on the market. In practical use, the lids of 1100 litre containers frequently collide with the compression mechanism of collection vehicles. Residual waste in the hopper can also come into contact with lids. The consequence is often damage to lids and hinges. The Split Lid, with its flexible front element which can hinge in either direction, is at a significant advantage here: it simply gives way, in either direction! Fracture of the lid or damage to the body hinge is practically impossible. This video shows how. As well as reduced maintenance costs then, the risk of accidents due to damaged bins is also significantly reduced. Other benefits...