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March 17, 2021 WGmarketing

What is Inert Waste?

Commercial Recycling are operators of large waste disposal facilities which are ideally suited to many sectors, including the construction industry. As such, we typically accept and process over 250,000 tonnes of inert waste each year!

But what actually is inert waste? Read on for the answer, plus more useful information regarding inert waste recycling.

What is inert waste?

Inert wastes are types of waste that are unreactive (biologically and chemically). This means that when inert waste is disposed of, it either takes an extremely long time to decompose or doesn’t decompose at all.

What are some examples of inert waste?

Inert wastes are typically produced during construction activities. The most common types include:

  • Concrete
  • Rubble
  • Sands
  • Clay
  • Soil
  • Chalk

Do you have waste materials that you’re unsure are inert? Call our helpful team on 01202 331560.

Is inert waste dangerous?

This type of waste does not pose a threat to the environment, animals or human health and will not affect the quality of water sources it may be in contact with.

The main issue inert waste poses to individuals and businesses is what to do with. Because it does not decompose (or takes many years to do so), it can become problematic as it takes up a lot of space.

Can inert waste be recycled?

Yes, inert waste can be recycled. At Commercial Recycling, we actually recycle over 90% of the inert waste that is tipped with us.

One of the primary ways that we do this is by recycling the materials back into quality construction aggregates. For example, we produce recycled 6F5 Crushed Concrete for trench fills and Type 1 Recycled for road and path construction.

Where can you dispose of inert waste?

Currently, we have a site in Dorset and another in Somerset, which are able to accept inert waste.

Our inert waste disposal facilities are:

Pro Tip – Save time by picking up aggregates from us when you’re already onsite tipping inert waste at Canford Recycling Centre.

Transporting inert materials to our sites

All of our sites benefit from easy access, hard-surfaces, automated weighbridges and wide turning spaces making them ideal for various vehicle types including vans, cars with trailers, tipper trucks and grab lorries.

If you or your contractor cannot travel to one of our sites, then through our friends at Avon Material Supplies we can arrange for tipper trucks or grab lorries to collect the inert waste from your site.

Contact Commercial Recycling today

If you have any queries about disposing of inert waste with Commercial Recycling, don’t hesitate to contact us on 01202 331560.