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Frequently asked commercial waste questions

Netregs provides information on key pieces of environmental waste legislation that may affect your business in Northern Ireland.

1) What is total waste management solutions?

Total waste management solution is a waste collection overview to suit your business, find out what waste your company produces, what opportunities there are for recycling, and how to add value in delivering a solution that suits you.

Your waste is brought to our licenced premises, a 100,000 sq ft enclosed Materials Recovery Facility. It is here that your waste is sorted with recycling for Energy Recovery and commodity retention.

We help you understand your total waste management solution needs and support you in fulfilling the goals that are set.

We will visit your site, and arrange a free consultation to identify your objectives, both in recycling but also for cost and potential revenue opportunities. Waste type, volume, space and budget all impact on the waste policy of a company, and our experience will help you make the right decision.

2) What are the requirements for food waste recycling?

As of April 2016 food waste recycling has changed in Northern Ireland. Food businesses that produce more than 50kg of food waste per week are to present that food waste for separate collection.

By 1 April 2017 food businesses that produce between 5kg and 50kg of food waste per week to present that food waste for separate collection, and food businesses to ensure that food waste is not deposited in a lateral drain or sewer.

3) Can you take away my plastic recycling?

We currently sort and export a significant variety of plastic grades, products and types for plastic recycling. We sort over 14 different types of plastic, including black plastic trays, clear plastic trays, strapping, car bumpers, computer monitor cases, coat hangers, soft plastics like clear and jazz film (eg carrier bags).

4) What items are suitable for commercial waste collection?

Commercial waste is any waste produced within the confines of a business.

The standard type of commercial waste produced by businesses is classed as municipal waste. Commercial waste collection consists of items such as paper, glass, cardboard, cans, foodstuffs, and packaging. Other items used on your premises such as discarded tea bags and the empty wrappers from lunchtime also constitute as commercial waste, as it is consumed or used on the premises.

5) How do I recycle cardboard?

If you generate enough cardboard we might be able to pay you a rebate for it. It is advisable to compare the cost of the equipment necessary for the material with the likely rebate.
However we are happy to provide you with expert guidance during any site consultation in order to recycle cardboard.

Unlike some providers, we don’t pick and choose what paper products you are allowed to recycle. We are happy to accept ALL forms of paper, including office paper, envelopes, paper hand towels, paper cups.

6) How soon can you provide me with refuse collection?

We understand there is a growing demand from internal and external influences to demonstrate due diligence and a knowledge your waste is being handled in a legally compliant manner from the moment it has left your site until it meets its final destination, whether that is to a recycling facility, or an Energy Recovery facility. With this in mind we have a quick turn around from having a consultation on your needs to your first day of refuse collection.

7) Can you help me with waste disposal in Belfast?

Yes we would love to help with your waste disposal in Belfast. ISL is based at Mallusk in Northern Ireland, about 15 minutes from Belfast city centre.

We have been working in business waste across Northern Ireland for many years, bringing together an experienced team of people that have extensive knowledge of systems and logistics, skills that are fully optimised in waste management.

8) I’m a small business, will I benefit from waste management recycling?

There are numerous environmental benefits from waste management recycling. Recycling business waste means less disposal to landfill and less overall harm to the environment. Also your reputation as a business who recycles can attract new customers, enhance your chances of winning contracts and improve customer loyalty by demonstrating your environmental responsibility through recycling efforts.
Furthermore, it is important you meet your legal obligations. Ensuring compliance through recycling schemes means avoiding penalties or fines.