05 April 2013
Frequently Asked Questions
GENERAL AGGREGATE QUESTIONS
1. What is primary aggregate?
Any granular material produced from natural materials. Quarried material can be from land or sea dredged reserves.
2. What is secondary/ recycled aggregate?
Aggregate resulting from the processing of inorganic material, previously used in construction. A variety of material, arising from construction and demolition (concrete, bricks and tiles), highway maintenance (asphalt planings), excavation and utility operations.
3. Are recycled aggregates produced to specification?
Yes, our recycled aggregates are produced and tested in accordance with the WRAP Protocol.
4. What product should I use?
Please see our Primary & Recycled Aggregates page for various uses or telephone us for advice.
1. Is RBMR a registered waste carrier?
Yes, our waste carrier’s license is: CB/LN5778XS.
2. Does RBMR operate licensed waste facilities?
Yes all our sites/facilities are licensed and have specific Environmental Permits, or exemptions that are regulated by the Environment Agency.
3. What waste types can I put in my skip?
A variety of wastes can be disposed of within a skip. Guidance on the wastes that are not permitted is listed on the Waste Transfer Note.
4. Is there a focus on Health and Safety at RBMR?
Yes, the company has a Health and Safety management system implemented through the company operations. There is a Health and Safety Officer responsible for all issues related to Health and Safety. RBMR hold the ROSPA Gold Award.
5. How does RBMR manage its environmental impacts?
The company has a third party audited Environmental Management System that has been developed and implemented throughout the company. All aspects of the company that have an environmental impact are monitored and managed accordingly.
6. How can I contact RBMR?
Contact can be made via our enquiries button on our website or alternatively telephone 02380 732121.
GENERAL WASTE QUESTIONS
1. What is waste classification?
Waste can be categorised into inert, non hazardous and hazardous waste. An appropriate facility is required to dispose of the specific waste types.
2. What is an EWC Code?
Waste should be categorised by a 6 digit - European Waste Catalogue Code. There are various sections within the catalogue to ensure all types of waste are included.
3. What is the waste hierarchy?
It is a framework of waste management options, with reduction being the preferred option, followed by reuse, recovery and finally disposal. RBMR can offer a service to meet all your waste management requirements, whether it is inert waste recycling, non hazardous waste recovery and landfill.
4. What is Duty of Care?
The concept of Duty of Care was incorporated in the 1990 Environment Act; essentially ensuring that everyone dealing with waste, from production to storage to transportation, must take all reasonable steps to ensure that the waste is handled by licensed groups/sites, and must prevent pollution or harm to anyone. The duty is enforceable by law and can result in unlimited fines if broken.
5. What Waste Documentation do I need for my waste?
All waste removed from a site is recorded by a Waste Transfer Note. A Consignment Note is required to be completed for any removal/ transportation of hazardous waste. RBMR provide this document on your behalf.
SKIP HIRE QUESTIONS
1. Where can I place a skip?
For householders correct positioning of the skip is vital. A skip needs to allow for a 9ft entrance and is up to 12ft long. Most drives are suitable but thought should be taken to the quality of the surface; as lorries can be heavy. Tell us what you have. Also you may have exposed drain covers, low branches, or a restricted access. Please do not hesitate to call us for advice.
2. Do I need a skip permit?
Any skip placed on a public highway requires a permit from the council. RBMR will arrange a skip permit for you, along with lighting on the skip to comply with regulations.
3. How much access does a skip lorry need?
The skip lorry (the vehicle that delivers the skip) needs at least an 9 foot wide gap to unload the skip. Also, consider if there are any cables or low hanging trees over the area which could restrict access.
4. What size skip should I get?
Skips must not be overloaded. The contents in the skip must not exceed the fill level. This isn’t our own rule to get you to hire a bigger skip – it’s the law! The reason for this is that although we net every skip before moving, if the skip is overloaded items could still dislodge and cause injury to pedestrians or motorists. It may also be too heavy for the lorry to legally lift.
5. What can I put in a skip?
Environmental legislation restricts these wastes within the skips: asbestos, computer monitors, televisions, aerosols, gas canisters, paint cans, fridges or freezers. Also, a fire must never be started in a skip. However, subject to prior notification we can deal with these waste types for you. Please contact us for further information.
6. When can you deliver the skip?
Our delivery times are Monday to Friday 7:00 to 17:30 and Saturdays 7:00 to 12:00. We can arrange specific drop off and collection times, so please let us know if you require this. We can usually offer a same day service, but would suggest you give us 24hours notice to ensure your requirements can be met.
7. How can I pay for my skip hire?
Payment including VAT is payable on line or via the telephone. Alternatively you can pay cash on delivery, although our drivers do not carry change.
8. What happens to the waste once the skip has been taken away?
The waste is transported to our Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), where it is screened to recover all recyclable materials. We send the minimum amount of waste to landfill.
9. How do I know why waste will not be fly tipped?
RBMR possess a valid Waste Carrier License and operate licensed waste facilities that are strictly monitored and controlled by the Environment Agency.