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ABOUT THE WASTEBOOK

HOW TO USE THE WASTEBOOK
Which areas does it serve ?
How is THE WASTEBOOK organised?
General advice on dealing with your waste and setting up recycling schemes
What should you look for in a company ?
Checklist for a reliable service
Questions to ask about your own company

Foreword by Michael Meacher MP
Minister for the Environment, Transport and the Regions 1997-2003

Preface by Mike Childs
National Industry & Pollution Campaigner, Friends of the Earth

Introduction by the authors

10 Organics

11 Green waste and composting
12
Food waste
13
Used vegetable oils and fats, and biodiesel
14
Wood waste
15
Wood burning


20 Construction and demolition wastes

21 Soil and aggregate recycling
22
Building materials reclamation
23
Timber reclamation
24 Architectural salvage


30 Paper and office consumables

31 Paper and card
32
Confidential data
33
Books and publications
34
Unsolicited mail, faxes, emails & phonecalls
35
Office technical wastes including toner and inkjet cartridges


40 Metallics plastics and rubber

41 Common metals - ferrous and non-ferrous
42
Common metals - non-ferrous only
43
Precious and rare metals
44
Electronic and electrical scrap
45
Refrigeration equipment
46
Industrial plastic scrap
47
Rubber and tyres


50 Packaging materials

51 Cardboard boxes and cartons
52
Pallets and cases
53
Drums, tanks and cylinders
54
Cans and foil
55
Glass
56
Plastic containers, packaging and film
57
Expanded polystyrene
59
Miscellaneous packaging materials
 
60 Difficult or hazardous wastes

61 Mineral oils, chemicals, solvents
62
Clinical and veterinary waste
63
Nappies and personal products
64
Photographic waste
65
Batteries
66
Asbestos
67
Radioactive wastes
68
Fluorescent tubes and bulbs


70 End of life vehicles  

71 Cars/light commercial - Beds
72
Cars/light commercial - Berks
73
Cars/light commercial - Bucks
74
Cars/light commercial - Essex
75
Cars/light commercial - Herts
76
Cars/light commercial - Oxon
77
Motorcycles
78
Heavy goods vehicles


80 Unwanted goods

81 Textiles
82
Furniture and household goods
83
Medical equipment
84
Baby goods
85
Tools
86
Shop and office furnishings
87
Computers, phones and electronic goods
88
Plant and machinery
89
Miscellaneous unwanted goods


90 Contaminated land, water and air

91 Litter and associated problems
92
Contaminated land remediation
93
Land restoration
94
Water: supply, conservation, pollution
95
Effluent treatments
96
Atmospheric emissions
97
Bioremediation


100 General outlets for waste

110
Auction houses
120
Materials exchanges (waste exchanges)
130
Charity and community schemes
140
Scrapstores
150
Recycling collections (private)
160
Local government services
170
Landfill
180
Waste management contractors
190
Conversion to energy


200
Support services

210
Assistance, advice and consultants
220
Testing and monitoring
230
Education and training
240
Bins, containers and recycling aids
290
Miscellaneous support services


300
Recycled content products

310
Green printers and designers
320
Recycled paper products
330
Recycled and natural clothes and textiles
340
Reclaimed plastic composite products
350
Furniture and wood products from reclaimed materials
390
Misc. recycled products
400 Social, ecological & lifestyle aspects of waste

410
Responsible consumerism
420
Environmental labelling
430
Green building and decorating
440
Organic and low input food and drink
450
Energy use and climate change
460
Transport issues
470
Natural Death


500
Legal aspects of waste


600
General information

610
Central government
620
Library services
630
Specialist directories
640
Magazines and periodicals

 

 

Collection of "waste" and street cleaning costs council tax payers about 1.6 billion per year  source: UK Government 



Appendix 1
GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Appendix 2
THE ROLE AND FUNCTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

Appendix 3
KEY ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS


THE NUMBERING SYSTEM IN THE WASTEBOOK

As there are so many different kinds of waste, coming from many thousands of different sources, THE WASTEBOOK has been designed to be practical and easy to use, rather than using arbitrary categories.  PART ONE is about Specific Waste Options.  Related subjects are grouped together.  For example, all Packaging materials are in the 50s section - Cardboard is 51, Pallets 52, Drums 53 etc.  All Construction and demolition wastes are in the 20s category - 21 is Soil and aggregates, 22 Building materials reclamation, 23 Timber reclamation and 24 Architectural salvage, and these are the only headings in that section.  Some sections have been divided into up to 9 different types. 
  
Each part of THE WASTEBOOK lists companies and organisations which either reuse, repair or recycle, collect for recycling, or can advise about the particular waste in the section.

PART TWO - Waste Connections - provides more general information on the options available for dealing with waste.  If recycling is to be viable in the long term, it is important that recycled goods are widely sold, so there is a section (300) on Recycled content products.  The Appendices list general information which may be of use, including, in Appendix 3, names and addresses of all the Area Environment Agency offices in Thames Region and of all relevant local authorities, where Recycling Officers can be contacted. 
 

CONTACT THE WASTEBOOK AT - info@wastebook.org  


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