Different types of waste
Our facility is designed to handle and treat normal domestic refuse and similar waste. This is defined under ‘acceptable’ and ‘unacceptable’ waste below.
‘Acceptable’ waste means household waste and commercial waste (defined by the SELCHP Environment Agency Permit with reference to the European Waste Catalogue) which is considered suitable for incineration. The type of waste that is accepted at SELCHP for treatment is: ‘waste and refuse normally collected and disposed of by residential households and commercial or institutional establishments’. This does not include wastes in quantities and concentrations which need special handling in their processing and disposal, for example bulky items, waste oil and other items of ‘unacceptable’ waste. To avoid doubt, Hazardous Waste as defined by the Hazardous Waste Directive (Council Directive 91/689/ECJ) is not acceptable waste.
Grass and plant cuttings
Ferrous and non-ferrous metals
Other household refuse materials
Processing any of the following materials may cause severe injury and damage:
Builders waste, liquid waste, non-burnable construction material, demolition debris; especially plasterboard or gyproc board
Gas cylinders, beer kegs or any other pressure cylinders
Petrol, oils, greases, solvents or paints
Animal or human remains or waste
Acid or caustic substances
Clinical, pathological and biological wastes
Large quantities of sulphur containing materials
Machinery other than small household items
Drugs or poisons
Motor vehicle parts and other large machinery*
Items weighing more than 25kg each
Items larger than 1.2 m
Domestic ‘white goods’ e.g. fridges, freezers and washing machines etc.
*motor vehicle batteries, motor cycles, motor engines, transmissions, rear ends, springs, fenders or major parts of motor vehicles, trailers, agricultural equipment, marine vessels or similar items, farm and other large machinery