KDC is a company specialising in delivering safe “end of asset life” and land remediation solutions for our customers.
We provide competitive decommissioning services including strategy development, hazard characterisation, decontamination, de-planting, asset disposal, demolition and land remediation. Much of our work involves waste classification, management and disposal of hazardous substances via auditable and approved facilities.
KDC regularly recycle in excess of 98% of materials from projects and we hold a waste carriers registration certified by the EA, registration number CB/HN5914HD.
This involves the segregation of different waste streams to minimise disposal, and to reuse or recycle where possible and we follow the DECC published guidelines “waste hierarchy” (in accordance with the European waste hierarchy directive of 2008) as detailed in the diagram below.
The Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 90) provides the main controls for waste management (part II of the Act). These provisions are enforced through the Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations 1991 (SI 1991 No. 2839). Section 34 of the EPA 90 creates a “Duty of Care” on all who deal with active waste.
KDC also follow the ICE Demolition Protocol (Visit the ICE website to download the Demolition Protocol). This provides a pragmatic set of methodologies to achieve resource efficiency in construction, demolition and refurbishment projects. The Protocol forms the backbone of the WRAP Demolition Module, has been incorporated into planning guidance and has been adopted and implemented across a range of public and private sector projects.
In 2008, the Protocol was reviewed, with greater emphasis on how the aims of the waste hierarchy can be achieved. It describes the overarching implementation approaches for Materials Resource Efficiency (MRE) associated with demolition and construction activities. Other features include:
- Site waste management plans: demonstrates how the Protocol supports compliance
- Carbon benefits: describes how, through easily avoided haulage movements, these can be estimated easily
- Checklist to simplify implementation
For a building/infrastructure considered to have reached the end of its useful life, the Protocol takes a client and project management team through a process which ensures that the priorities advocated by the waste hierarchy have been considered and form a part of the decision making process. Other key features of the Protocol are:
- It provides a framework for action through the supply chain (e.g. through tenders and contracts).
- It provides a basis for assessing the capacity of local reprocessors to supply recovered materials and creates demand where appropriate.
- It provides a basis for assessing the potential for procuring components/materials with recycled content
Every KDC project has a project and site specific environmental management plan and site waste management plan. When coupled with our comprehensive site specific method statements and risk assessments KDC provides safe, environmentally sound site waste management solutions.