In close proximity to Heathrow Airport, when local residents discovered nearly a mile long stretch of fly tipped waste just off Colnbrook bypass - where the M4 and M25 meet - it was down the local council to organise to prompt clearance of the illegally tipped waste.
At Powerday, we mobilised the very next day to provide a rapid response. Utilising a full range of vehicles - including roll-on roll-off skips, a rehandler, a JCB and an artic lorry - we were able to carry out this massive clean up operation. The materials we collected were segregated for recycling at our Old Oak Sidings site in Willesden, with residual materials processed into renewable fuels.
This task required a specialist team, with the majority of the waste generated from construction work. COSHH waste was also present and required segregation for appropriate processing. We worked closely with the council and kept them up to date with our performance; a full audit trail for the waste was provided when the work was complete, as well as data on tonnage and the amount of waste recycled.
The work put into this project ensured high volumes of waste were removed swiftly and efficiently, leaving the area clean again and protecting the local environment - as well as the public - from the risks which fly tipped waste poses.