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Navigating the process of waste tipping can be daunting, especially if it’s not something you do frequently. In this blog post, we aim to provide you with a clear guide on how to effectively tip your waste. Whether you’re dealing with commercial or household waste, we guarantee an efficient and sustainable waste tipping experience. Let us simplify the process for you to ensure your waste is handled responsibly, while contributing to a greener future.

The process of tipping your waste

We operate two facilities in East London, where we have the capacity to sort various types of waste for recycling. Additionally, we collaborate with numerous reputable partners throughout the UK to ensure the sustainable and efficient management of your waste. Our comprehensive approach ensures that no waste is directly sent to landfill.

So how do you tip at our MRF’s?

Contact us to book your tip: Once your waste is ready for disposal, simply give us a call to book your tip. Our team will provide you with all the information you need, including the tipping fees and any other requirements for disposal.

Check the waste types we accept: Bring the correct waste stream to our MRF. We’ve listed out the materials we accept. This includes general waste, mixed recycling, cardboard, wood and more

Lea riverside tipping

Gateway Road tipping

Prepare your waste for disposal: Depending on the type of waste you have, this may involve sorting it into different bins or bags, or ensuring that it’s properly secured for transportation.

Bring your waste to our MRF: On the day of your tip, simply bring your waste to our MRF in London. Our team will guide you through the process and ensure that your waste is disposed of safely and efficiently.

Let us do the hard work: We are committed to ensuring that your waste is put to good use and contributes to the betterment of the planet, including those items that are typically difficult to recycle. If you want a full breakdown of what happens to your waste please read our article featured on PSSA.

Lea Riverside

Our flagship Lea Riverside Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) operates 24/7 and is powered by 4,000 solar panels. This state-of-the-art facility utilises cutting-edge technology, including a combination of roll screens, near-infrared optical sorting equipment, magnets, eddy currents, and air tunnels. With the help of our dedicated staff, these machines and technologies efficiently separate and categorise your dry mixed recycling into different streams and sub-streams, ensuring effective waste management and recycling.

Gateway Road

Our specialised facility located at Gateway Road focuses on the recycling of construction and demolition (C&D) waste. Whether you’re engaged in a short-term renovation project or involved in constructing a new building, our Gateway Road facility excels in segregating your construction waste into separate streams, all of which are sent for recycling.

Through the utilisation of our construction Material Recovery Facility (MRF) and trommel screens, we efficiently extract materials such as cardboard, wood, bricks, metals, and more from your waste. These individual streams are then baled and forwarded to our trusted reprocessing partners for recycling. Any remaining residue undergoes further sorting to extract fines, such as soil. Finally, this residual material is used to generate electricity for the National Grid at an energy-from-waste facility, ensuring that nothing is sent to landfill.

Waste Generation in the UK

According to DEFRA, the UK generated 222.2 million tonnes of waste in 2018, with England accounting for 84% of it.

Out of this waste, 19.75% came from commercial and industrial sources (C&I), 62% from construction, demolition, and excavation activities (CD&E), and 12% from households, while the remainder originated from various other sources.

Regarding disposal methods, 48.7% of the waste was recycled or recovered, 22.8% was sent to landfill, 11.5% underwent treatment before being released into bodies of water, 7.5% was used for backfilling, 4% was incinerated for energy generation, and an additional 3% was incinerated without energy recovery.

With these statistics in mind, it is important to note that all waste tipped into Bywaters facilities contributes to benefiting the planet in some way, regardless of the waste type.

In a nutshell

When it comes to finding a sustainable solution for tipping your waste, Bywaters is your ideal choice. With our capacity to handle diverse waste streams, we are dedicated to repurposing waste in a way that benefits the planet. As evidenced by the waste generation statistics in the UK, proper waste management is crucial. By tipping your waste at Bywaters, you can rest assured that it will be handled responsibly and contribute to environmental preservation.


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