Creating a waste disposal area

Pat Callabyin Machinery & Mechanics

Waste Area 1An area for controlled waste, a necessary evil, but it has to be catered for.

Our waste was collected at different areas, these areas were viewed as rubbish areas so all rubbish was added to them.

I had to do something to prevent this. We are short of space in the compound as it is, it is far to small for our very large fleet of machines and all the things that go with a large staff to operate it, a car park, an area to park bicycles, smoking area, parking area for machines that are kept outside permanently, road salt for frost and snow, top dressing, divoting mix and any of a dozen more things that swallow up space.

A late Autumn spring clean (is there is such a thing) helped to clear some stuff out but it was a time to be ruthless I'm afraid and half a bay in the soil shed was cleared. This would be our new waste disposal collection area and to stop people dumping 'other' rubbish there I decided a "token" fence would be appropriate so one was constructed from 40 mm box section. To prevent top dressing invading the waste area we added a couple of sheets of thee quarter plywood for good measure.

Wherever waste is collected that designated area can never look "smart" but it can look organized and efficient, it can be swept up to improve its appearance for those "officials" that need to look at it on occasion and as I have said in the past if it looks right it probably is right.Waste Area

You can see in the pictures that we use 40 gallon drums with detachable lids to, one for filters and grease cartridges and another for aerosols, these are the two largest groups collected by the workshop therefore they are allocated the largest containers, these are supplied by the waste contractors.

Another significantly large collection is that of oily tissue and soak up pads, these are collected and kept in plastic bin liners and tied at the top. Batteries are also kept in this area on a pallet which makes collection nice and easy, everything in the same area.

Waste chemical containers are kept separately inside the chemical store, the lids are removed and the containers rinsed out thoroughly, stacked neatly in groups for ease of accounting and filling out the waste transfer notes.

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