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MRF Waste Analysis – overview of key findings. April 2011. Contaminant streams. Clinical waste Dead animals and meat Hazardous items Non-target plastics Direct to bunker. A. Clinical Waste.

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Contaminant streams
Contaminant streams

  • Clinical waste

  • Dead animals and meat

  • Hazardous items

  • Non-target plastics

  • Direct to bunker


A clinical waste
A. Clinical Waste

Total number of ‘sharp’ finds at the MRF categorised as diabetic pens or needles (April 10 – March 11).


A clinical waste continued
A. Clinical waste (continued)

Total tonnages collected* -v- total number of clinical items identified

* apportioned to represent two weeks of household recyclate for Sevenoaks and Gravesham due to weekly collections.


A clinical waste continued1
A. Clinical waste (continued)

Clinical waste priority collection days for interventions


A clinical waste continued2
A. Clinical waste (continued)

  • Report: “Reduction of medical waste in the recyclate stream: Allington MRF”

  • Intervention Plan: Delivery through key public sector organisations / contractors

  • Evaluation and monitoring:ensure continued measurements.


B dead animals and meat
B. Dead animals and meat

Total number of dead animal and meat items found at MRF

each month


B dead animals and meat continued
B.Dead animals and meat(continued)

Total recyclate tonnages collected -v- total dead animals and meat

identified

* apportioned to represent two weeks of household recyclate for Sevenoaks and

Gravesham due to weekly collections.


B dead animals and meat continued1
B. Dead animals and meat (continued)

Dead animals and meat priority collection days for interventions


C hazardous items
C. Hazardous items

Total number of hazardous items found at MRF each month

(April 10 – March 11)


C hazardous items continued
C. Hazardous items (continued)

Total recyclate tonnages collected -v- total hazardous waste items

identified

* apportioned to represent two weeks of household recyclate for Sevenoaks and

Gravesham due to weekly collections.


C hazardous items continued1
C. Hazardous items (continued)

Total number of hazardous items identified in waste audit


C hazardous items continued2
C. Hazardous items(continued)

Hazardous waste priority collection days for interventions


Mrf waste analysis overview of key findings

D. Non-target plastic

Non-target plastics baled at MRF each month


Mrf waste analysis overview of key findings

D. Non-target plastic(continued)

Total recyclate tonnages collected -v- total non-target plastics

tonnage

* apportioned to represent two weeks of household recyclate for Sevenoaks and

Gravesham due to weekly collections.


Mrf waste analysis overview of key findings

D. Non-target plastic (continued)

Non-target plastic priority collection days for interventions


Mrf waste analysis overview of key findings

E. Direct to bunker

Direct to bunker waste at MRF each month


Mrf waste analysis overview of key findings

E. Direct to bunker (continued)

Total recyclate tonnages collected -v- total direct to bunker waste

* apportioned to represent two weeks of household recyclate for Sevenoaks and

Gravesham due to weekly collections.


Mrf waste analysis overview of key findings

E. Direct to bunker(continued)

Summary of data


Mrf waste analysis overview of key findings

Other contamination issues

  • Transfer Station contamination

  • Food contamination

  • Oversized cardboard

  • Bag splitting



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