Hazardous & Problem Waste

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Hazardous Waste

Problem Waste

Hazardous waste is a problem once on site, and the problem gets much bigger once it enters the bulk waste stream
  • Inspect:

    Lay & Display in the LBin allows a load to be thoroughly inspected for Hazardous items

  • Containment:

    Hazardous materials are contained in the LBin allowing the operator to manage the problem

  • Removal:

    An LBin with a Hazardous load can be covered and removed from the public & operating areas quickly

  • Quarantine:

    Contaminated LBins can be set aside/quarantined awaiting professional treatment

  • Quick Fix:

    A clean LBin can be installed in a bay within minutes allowing the facility to keep operating

  • Problem waste like tyres, glass, paint  & batteries can cause many issues and reduce the value and recyclability of waste.

  • Compliance:

    Many users don’t want to or are not informed enough to separate problem waste, dumping all their waste at one location. There is little opportunity for the user to avoid their obligations with the LBin System.

  • Inspection:

    lay & Display in the LBin allows staff to thoroughly inspected a load for problem waste to meet their EPA obligations &  to identify special fee waste.

  • User Education:

    Users can be guided to extract the problem waste, or fees can be levied to extract for them.

  • Operator Safety:

    An LBin can be removed to a sorting area away from the public, where problem waste can be removed by skilled staff when ready.

  • Contaminate Free Waste:

    The thorough removal of problem waste increases the value of recyclables & provides a cleaner and safer bulk waste.

The L-Bin system is the only system that allows for hazardous and problem waste to be intercepted before it enters the bulk waste stream.

Inspection of Loads

Traditional Waste Transfer

LBin System

Traditional WTS rely on honesty not inspection:

  • WTS operators are required to inspect every incoming load.
  • loads can not be properly inspected on entry, at best the outside of a load/vehicle can be inspected.
  • gatehouse operators rely on the customer telling them what’s in the load
  • inspection can only truly be affected at the point of unloading
  • traditional WTS point of unloading is directly into the mixed bulk waste stream
  • customers often knowingly or ignorantly misrepresent what is in their load
  • once hazardous or problem waste is offloaded the damage is done
  • it is difficult to identify and prosecute who has delivered the problem elements in mixed bulk waste
  • Cost recovery revenues for unit rate items such as Tyres is missed and additional cost is incurred in trying to remove the items that have contaminated the bulk waste stream

Inspect this at the gatehouse?

Extracting hazardous & problem material from a bulk bin?

The LBin system is the only system that allows:

  • for proper inspection of a load, laid out & displayed in the LBin
  • hazardous & problem waste to be identified & intercepted before the bulk waste stream
  • the load in the LBin to be clearly identifiable as coming from a specific customer
  • items like tyres that have a per-unit tip price can be identified and charged to the customer
  • remediation costs or fines for incorrect dumping of Hazardous can be applied to the user

Thorough load inspection & recording

Easy & Safe extraction of problem waste.

Asbestos

Chemicals

Asbestos contamination is a major safety & commercial issue that the Waste Industry has struggled to address.

  • Waste transfer station customers routinely conceal Asbestos in their loads to avoid costly and inconvenient disposal.
  • Lay & Display allows the load to be thoroughly inspected before committing it to the bulk waste stream.
  • Conventional waste transfer methods don’t provide any way of identifying and isolating Asbestos before it is mixed with the bulk waste stream.
  • Asbestos when identified can result in plant shutdowns and costly remediation.

The L-Bin system is the only system that allows for Asbestos to be easily identified, contained and safely removed at the point of delivery.

The LBin Contains Chemicals.

  • With seal welded construction, a sloping floor, finger grate to separate solids form liquid and a drainage bung, the L-Bin is set up to contain and control waste liquids.
  • Toxic Chemicals, Paint, Oils and Leachate are all trapped in the L-Bin until you decide release it.
  • Remove the contaminated bin from the work area, quarantine or drain the chemicals.
  • No site contamination.
  • No site closures for spills.
  • The L-Bin can be configured as a chemical drop of bay.

The LBin Waste Transfer System that system that allows for chemicals to be contained before entering the bulk waste stream.

Quarantine

Problem Waste & Fires

Traditional Waste Transfer Station Fire

Covering a Quarantining an LBin is easy.

  • Get the problem out of the Waste Transfer Station fast.
  • Close it up until qualified people can safely address the problem.

The LBin system allows the risk to be removed and contained allowing the WTS to keep running. 

Problem Waste Causing Fires.

This is a global problem, a constant source of frustration for fire services, who consume substantial resources frequently in what are particularly volatile and toxic fires. Fire services new south wales classifies Waste Facilities as “Special Risks”.

  • Batteries, gas bottles, E-Waste, E-Cigarettes, coals and chemicals can create fires at waste transfer stations.
  • Guernsey a small island in the UK with a population of less than 100,000  has had 29 fires at its waste transfer station that it attributes to items being incorrectly disposed of. (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-guernsey-60765873)
  • 25 April 2021 Cleanaway WTS in Welshpool, Perth was destroyed by a fire generated in the waste.
  • 9 Sep. 2021 Instant Waste Management WTS in Bayswater was consumed by fire.
  • The Australian Department of the environment analysed the issues in its report Waste Fires in Australia: Cause for Concern? (awe.gov.au)

The LBin system allows the risk to be removed and contained allowing the WTS to keep running.