KDC provides 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. 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'. Every KDC project has a project and site specific environmental management plan and site waste management plan.
We regularly recycle in excess of 98% of materials from projects.
These documents detail all the materials arising from a demolition or land remediation project as defined through a detailed on site survey and follow the KDC IMS procedures and waste classification European directives.
The European Directives 75/442/EEC (Waste) and 91/689/EEC (Hazardous Waste) require waste producers to classify their waste. These Directives have now been incorporated into the List of Wastes (England) Regulations 2005. The different types of construction waste listed, (in section 17 of the classification document) are fully identified by the six digit codes which appear next to them. The other type of waste relevant to the company’s activities is ‘fluorescent tubes and other mercury containing waste’ which appears in section 20.
KDC ensures all waste is classified in accordance with these directives. We also utilise waste transfer notes for audit and traceability purposes when we despatch waste via licensed waste carriers. A waste transfer note is a document which must be completed and must accompany any transfer of waste between different ‘holders’, (for example KDC and the operator of a licensed waste repository). A waste transfer note is created for each load of waste that leaves a site.
The hazardous wastes which may be encountered during construction and demolition are listed in the European Waste Catalogue (EWC), and are indicated by an asterisk (*). When this type of waste is generated it must be dealt with as ‘Hazardous Waste’, under the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005. The transfer document for Hazardous Waste is known as a Consignment Note, these can be downloaded from the Environment Agency website.
When the foregoing is coupled with our comprehensive site specific method statements and risk assessments, KDC provides safe, environmentally sound site waste classification and management solutions.