As soon as your waste is picked up on bin day, a lot of people forget all about it. You think your part in its journey is over as soon as the bin is emptied and you then start filling it back up ready for the next week. So not many people will know about a waste transfer station and its importance in the journey that waste travels along.
So read on to find out about waste transfer stations.
Waste Transfer Station
A waste transfer station is also referred to as a material recycling facility and is where waste is taken once it has been collected from residential, commercial and industrial settings. Once it arrives at a station it is then sorted and separated into waste for recycling or landfill. It is sorted by size, material type, recyclability and if it is hazardous.
It is usually sorted through a variety of machinery and occasionally by staff when safe to do so. Once it is sorted, it is moved on to its next destination which will hopefully not be to a landfill. Waste transfer stations are an essential part of modern-day waste recycling, helping to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills by recycling as much as possible.
The benefits of a waste transfer station are that they reduce transport times and costs. The reduced transport times also releases less harmful gases into the atmosphere. Some waste transfer stations are also accessible to the public, allowing everyone to sort and recycle as much waste as possible. This reduces the stress on local waste collection services.
Waste transfer stations follow the waste hierarchy, which helps to consider the environment and increase recycling instead of waste going to landfills. This usually takes up to following steps: prevention, re-use, recycling, recovery and disposal. The most preferred option is prevention, aiming to prevent waste from being dumped while the least preferred is disposal which involves the waste going to landfill.
Batesy Skip Hire Ltd
If you’re looking for a waste transfer station and recycling centre in the Greater Belfast area, get in touch with Batesy Skip Hire Ltd today. We offer a professional waste transfer service that will recycle your waste from our transfer station in Belfast.
We are committed to being an eco-friendly waste transfer centre, aiming to be as eco-friendly as possible and recycle 95% of the waste we manage on our site. We accept general waste, cardboard, masonry, green waste, timber, plastics and ferrous & non-ferrous metals.
So get in touch today by calling us on 028 90111 111 to talk with one of our friendly staff about your commercial, domestic and industrial disposal needs. We also offer skip hire, so check out our website now for more information about all our services.