Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
…and concrete wash out water are highly alkaline, which can cause water pollution.
Concrete also contains chromium, which is potentially polluting not only to watercourses but also to groundwater.
Trucks, hoppers, mixers and concrete pumps that have contained concrete must be washed out… read more
…and concrete wash out water are highly alkaline, which can cause water pollution. Concrete also contains chromium, which is potentially polluting not only to watercourses but also to groundwater. Trucks, hoppers, mixers and concrete pumps that have contained concrete must be washed out in a… read more
…fine particles * water from cleaning and washing out concrete mixers will be highly alkaline and will contain solids. What you must do Establish exactly what is in the wastewater that your operations produce. You may need to have laboratory tests carried out on samples of your water. Decide whether… read more
…fuel and oil drips from soaking in. When you break out the concrete at the end of the project, it may not need to be disposed of as hazardous/special waste as it is less likely to contain soaked-in oil or diesel. Look at the broken out concrete to see if it is discoloured, smell it to see if it… read more
…the duty of care regulations. If in any doubt, seek advice from your environmental regulator. These materials include: * scrap metal * broken out concrete * timber * bricks * tiles. Reduce, reuse and recycle your business waste You can find local sites that will take demolition waste for reuse at:… read more
…Association for organics recycling Crushing bricks, tiles, concrete & other materials What you must do Site-gained concrete, bricks, tiles or other materials can be crushed and reused as sub-base or fill. You should consider broken-out concrete to be waste if you discard it, intend to discard it… read more
…including: * abrasive products, eg abrasive grain, coated abrasives, bonded abrasives and super abrasives * cement and pre-cast concrete products, eg ready-mixed concrete, mortars and fibre cement * ceramic products, eg tiles, bricks, household ceramics, sanitary ware, technical ceramics and… read more
…use absorbent or adsorbent granules to clean up the spill. Do not wash down your site where adhesives containing VOCs have been spilt. Ask your suppliers if they can supply you with adhesives that do not contain VOCs. Only pour out the amount of adhesive you require for each assembly shift to avoid… read more
…protective clothing with gloves, a hood and a full-face visor. You should wash down your protective clothing before you take it off. If you get sap on your skin, cover it to keep it out of the sun. Go indoors immediately and wash the sap off your skin with soap and lots of water. Further information… read more
…maintenance * Car dismantling - Recycling and reprocessing * Car parking - Transport * Car repair and maintenance - Vehicle repair and maintenance * Car wash - Vehicle repair and maintenance * Caravans - Hospitality, leisure and tourism * Cardboard - manufacturing - Pulp, paper and cardboard * Care… read more
…notice can: * require you to abate the nuisance, ie to lessen or reduce the nuisance * prohibit or restrict the nuisance * require you to carry out works or other steps to abate, restrict or remove the nuisance. Noise, odour and other nuisances You should take action to reduce the risk of artificial… read more
…can carry out your day-to-day business. There are around 60 waste exemptions available. DAERA has produced a list of waste exemptions that apply to the agriculture sector in Northern Ireland. DAERA: Agricultural waste exemptions Waste operations or activities that farmers carry out, and their… read more
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
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