Dedicated Hazardous Waste Station on site at Leicester Housing Development

18/11/2020

At Kenny Waste Management, our commercial and construction clients rely on us to help them manage their waste in an efficient and effective way, including the disposal of any hazardous waste streams that are a result of their business operations.

We have recently started working with Keepmoat Homes on their Waterside housing development in Leicester providing a dedicated Hazardous Waste Station on site to help them manage the project’s waste in the most efficient, cost effective and safest manner.

Keepmoat’s Waterside project includes the development of 340 homes and 10 blocks of apartments. Due to the size of this exciting development, a variety of hazardous waste streams will be created. These include, but are not limited to, empty glues and adhesives, empty aerosols and expanding foam cannisters, all of which are potentially harmful to the environment and the local population if left untreated.

After an initial consultation, we recommended a specialised Hazardous Waste Station to ensure that key protocols could be followed whilst also assisting Keepmoat to run their site in the most dynamic and cost-effective manner.

Dedicated account manager, Maxine Dearden, is a regular visitor to the site. Maxine performs ‘Toolbox Talks’ to all relevant persons on site, ensuring everyone involved is well informed on how to best manage their waste, and that good practices are continuously promoted.

Through our account management team, our clients always have a dedicated point of contact at Kenny Waste Management. This allows for regular updates from Site Managers and discussion around key objectives including cost efficiencies, the reduction of a site’s carbon footprint and compliance, ensuring best practice and client satisfaction is achieved.

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Keepmoat’s Waterside Project Manager, Mark Jefferson, commented:

‘’Kenny Waste Management were introduced to me prior to the Leicester Waterside development, commencing in March this year, and following on from the initial introduction they were therefore given the contract to manage the waste on the development.

“The initial meetings on-site were intended to provide us with guidance and advice on the set up of the site regarding waste management before the site really started. Advice was given on segregation to ensure cost savings were achieved. They recommended a Hazardous Waste Station, even though Keepmoat have never had one of these on any other site. This has recently been delivered and has been key in organising the safe storage of this type of waste.’’

He continued, ‘’I receive regular calls and site visits from Maxine, who is the on-site Senior Account Manager, to provide advice and guidance on waste management. In addition, Maxine performs regular ‘Toolbox Talk’ training on waste/hazardous waste segregation, with each participant receiving a certificate of training for attending, at no cost to Keepmoat. This promotes best practice on site and aids us with our participation in the Considerate Constructors Scheme, where extra points can be awarded for promoting compliance, as well as showing a well-managed set-up for the provisions of any hazardous waste packaging which is brought on to site.’

‘In the week to week dealings I have had with Kenny Waste Management, I have found them to be very professional; they alleviate any issues that arise, and nothing, no matter how small, is too much trouble. They are always quick to respond to any actions requested and I look forward to continuing to work with them throughout this project over the next five years.

“I would highly recommend them as a leading waste management partner based on the dealings I have had with them, over other waste suppliers during my 17 years in construction management.’’

Mark’s testimonial is a testament to the great team work involved in this project that has been so well received.

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