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Waste Management / Recycling

Waste is defined as: “Any substance or object the holder discards, intends to discard or is required to discard.” (Waste Framework Directive)

From the outset of project planning, DHD combines demolition, waste management, recycling and the environment as one integrated process.

All waste building materials originating from site preparation, from concrete and timber to insulation, nails, electrical wiring, and rebar is evaluated for recycling.

Compliance with current environmental regulations

Our commitment to safe and responsible waste management / recycling and land remediation ensures compliance with current environmental guidelines and regulations throughout.

The Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) in England and Wales was introduced in 2007, combining the requirements of all previous regulations and are updated regularly.

Under EPR 2007:

  • Crushing, grinding and other size reduction operations (e.g., for concrete and bricks) must comply with the relevant environmental permitting and waste management licensing legislation.
  • All operations must be undertaken in full compliance with the site authorisations (MTP/MPL and Section 61), including due care and attention made to key requirements, such as noise and dust generation.
  • Records of any waste transferred to or from site must be recorded, including duty of care transfer notes.
  • No contaminated materials, e.g., asbestos-containing materials, should be processed.
  • Regular monitoring must formally recorded (e.g., laboratory testing for inspection if requested), including that relating to the visual assessment for ensuring that any processed material is free from contamination.

We also operate a Transfer Station where waste is processed / crushed / recycled for future use. Reclaimed items, which can also be sourced include:

  • All types of stone / stone features / flags / granite & stone cobbles / roofing slates
  • Cast iron fireplaces & radiators
  • Oak beams / floorboard