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Chemical Waste Disposal

Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Site Geleen, The Nethherlands

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The Municipality of Sittard-Geleen was seeking a total concept solution to deal with its HHW. Before it decided to build a permanent Household Hazardous Waste facility, HHW was collected through event days and through the use of Household Hazardous Waste collection vehicles. Sittard-Geleen decided to build a Modular Household Hazardous Waste facility. Modulo established 3 fire resistant compartments with one central receiving/working area.

The site is in compliance with all European and Dutch Regulations (Guidelines for Environmental Protection Measures and Chemical Waste Storage, National and International Fire Codes). It has all fire safety features, including 3 hours fire rated walls, fire rated self closing doors, spill containment with self –contained sumps, chemical resistant removable gratings, certified electrical, electrical center connections, outlets, emergency eye/face wash station, lockable doors, emergency lights, exterior lighting, insulation, heating and temperature control, ventilation, shelves, access into each compartment, warranty.

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Recycling site in Høje Tåstrup, Denmark

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Høje Tåstrup municipality partnering with Vestforbrænding renovated the recycling site in Høje Tåstrup. The recycling site was not meeting today’s requirements, and it was, therefore, decided to make it more user friendly, to establish better participation, and to provide improved facilities.

It was important for the municipality to make the site visit easier to understand for visitors, to establish a better separation and easier access to the different fractions. It was decided the most convenient way establish the goals would be to build a new elevated platform in combination with a modular building for hazardous waste, both being Modulo solutions.

The site was closed in October. Construction work commenced and included ao paving a new larger area for garden waste, sewer, lightning. The elevated Modulo platform was installed on a new slab accommodating 18 bins. Including the new Modulo solution for hazardous waste, the site was able to reopen after only 100 days!

Modulo installed the elevated 18 bins solution as well as the hazardous waste solution. The height of the modules: 3.9 ft. Site elevation differences were used to create a smart solution. Further, safety railings were provided for ramps only. The lower platform in combination with higher bins ensured railings did not need to be installed.

The hazardous waste solution included supply and install 6 modules, doors, windows, sumps, grating, aeration, and point suction solutions.

Kenneth Bøg, Vestforbrænding:
High Tåstrup recycling site needed an upgrade as residents had to use stairs to get rid of waste and recyclables. It was dangerous and resulted in sub-optimal bin filling and higher costs of logistics. Modulo solved those issues.
Modulo understood our needs, and as a result, Modulo was the preferred solution. The entire process from the design phase to completion was what we expected.

Hazardous Waste Solution Galten, Denmark

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Modulo has successfully completed the hazardous waste solutions at Galten Recycling Site, Reno Syd, Denmark. The modules ensure compliance with regulations and ensure safe storage of hazardous waste, facilitating to separate storage for the different hazardous waste classes.

The solution includes automatically closing fire-rated doors, explosion-proof lighting, aeration including point suction for 15 drums, exit doors, exit signs.

The Galten Modulo project includes 6 modules.

At one end of the solution, there is an emergency exit door, which is only served by the space workers. Waste-proof vessels are fitted with mounted electrical windows for collecting hazardous waste.

Modulo’s hazardous waste solution ensures a safe environment for humans and material- Johnny Pedersen, Operations Manager Renosyd

From waste to value Renosyd is a waste company owned by Odder Municipality and Skanderborg Municipality. Renosyd serves businesses and citizens in an area of 66,123 hectares with a total of approximately 80,000 inhabitants. Renosyd is a modern and versatile waste company with 70 competent employees.

E Waste Management Company

Recycling Center in Ørbæk, Denmark

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Nyborg Supply decided to expand its existing recycling facility in Ørbæk. The significant upgrade included ao washrooms an elevated platform.

” When it was apparent we needed to change, Modulo became the preferred supplier. Its modular solutions provide unlimited possibilities to change, adapt, grow. It is simply the best, smartest and most economical solution over the lifetime of these types of projects since it allows for quick changes without a lot of work and you do not have to demolish anything.

We are very excited about a split level solution: it allows our residents to dispose of their recyclables very easily”says waste manager Søren Littrup Kristensen.

The recycling center in Ørbæk services approx. 6,000 citizens a year, and as the space was outdated and the residents and employees were struggling.

In addition to more space and better traction, we were able to separate truck -and other traffic, ensuring improved safety for all working/ visiting the site.

The brand new fully refurbished recycling facility was completed in the summer of 2013 and has created a lighter / better working environment for both visitors and employees.

Employees have improved working conditions in terms of better facilities and heated facilities. “Before we had no heating, no doors in our locker room, which meant we always froze when we were at work. With the new Modulo solution, we were able to heat those facilities we wanted to heat, including in the kitchen, offices and hazardous waste management.

Our space for hazardous waste storage also has dramatically improved. Now we are able to offer citizens better handling of hazardous waste and other recyclables: it is organized, safe, clean and clear.

All in all, we have now got a much more user-friendly and modern recycling space, which has so far accommodated all our wishes and needs for a new recycling facility – and in addition, at a relatively low budget”.

There is always a need for a change, even when it comes to waste management. Modulo was the preferred partner, since their solution, without a doubt, was the most valuable and affordable one! – Søren Littrup Kristensen, waste manager Nyborg Supply, Ørbæk ”

Nyborg Supply & Service A / S is Nyborg Municipality’s utility company. Nyborg Forsyning & Service A / S supplies supply services in Nyborg Municipality through its subsidiaries in the areas of water, district heating, renovation, and wastewater.

NFS Renovation A / S is a subsidiary of Nyborg For sewing & Service. NFS Renovation A / S is responsible for the disposal of day-to-day repairs from all households and institutions in Nyborg Municipality as well as the companies that have registered for the day-care scheme.

In addition, NFS Renovation A / S operates the recycling stations in Nyborg, Ullerslev and Ørbæk and a compressor station in Nyborg. Recycling islands are located in Nyborg Municipality and association collections of recyclable materials. Nyborg Supply & Service employs 57 employees and serves approx. 19,000 customers.

“ Our new modular Modulo concrete solution has given us the assurance that we can keep up with the development in the future and facilitate the expansion of the space, if necessary. We had a small and unorganized site, we now have a larger, user-friendly and more modern site, with greater capacity, better logistics and better working conditions for our employees. And our residents are very happy with it.

Modulo concrete has managed to create a modern recycling site at a relatively low budget. The process and cooperation with Modulo have been very successful – and we highly recommend the extremely modular Modulo solution”. – Søren Littrup Kristensen Nyborg Supply in Ørbæk

Household hazardous waste management & recycling center

Drop Off Solutions in Hamburg, Germany

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Hamburg desired a sustainable flexible, multi-functional solution providing them the best lifetime costs performance. The site has heat traced ramps, roofing, and facilitates offices, storage, reuse, and HHW underneath the deck. The site is in compliance with all European and German Regulations (Guidelines for Environmental Protection Measures and Chemical Waste Storage, National and International Fire Codes). It has all fire safety features, including 3 hours fire rated walls, fire rated self closing doors, spill containment with self –contained sumps, chemical resistant removable gratings, certified electrical, electrical centre connections, outlets, emergency eye/face wash station, lockable doors, emergency lights, exterior lighting, insulation, heating and temperature control, ventilation, shelves, access into each compartment, warranty.

Waste Disposal Sites

Belgian Building Blocks

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Ian Dudding visits Belgium to find out more about a range of pre-cast units that are being used in the construction of household waste recycling centres and waste transfer stations

Whilst much attention within the industry is focussed towards the high-profile infrastructure, the humble household waste recycling centre (HWRC) is perhaps on the verge of a quiet revolution. Modulo-béton, based in Belgium, but active in 17 other countries, specialises in producing pre-cast reinforced concrete units for the construction of split-level HWRCs and waste transfer stations.

The modules are to a patented design and are manufactured in each national market, using local materials, and to a large extent are bespoke for each individual project. It is this aspect that allows the modules, and the accessories that are available to complement them, to be tailored to address the needs of individual clients. This flexibility would allow a site to be created that also provides circulation and parking capacity, together with ramps and barriers that are in line with what is commonly expected in the UK.

Of particular importance, perhaps, is that once installed the modules can easily be added to, or indeed moved, giving the individual HWRC an inherent level of “future-proofing”. Finally, once the concrete modules are no longer required, they can be crushed and the materials re-used elsewhere.

Waste Disposal Sites

Best Practice

It is generally accepted that a “best practice” solution to the construction of HWRCs is to create a split-level arrangement, thus providing the opportunity to physically separate the users tipping at the upper area and site operations at the lower area.

The Modulo-béton units are based on this concept, and it is suggested that on a like-for-like basis, a split-level site created from these modular units is more cost-effective than an equivalent traditional build (ie, cast in-situ reinforced concrete retaining walls with backfill). That assumption has yet to be fully tested in the UK market, however, experience from a large number of projects on the continent (in excess of 200 to date) has shown that another potentially important benefit is the speed with which such a site can be constructed. Once the groundworks are complete (eg a levelled/surfaced site), the absence of them having sub-surface foundations means the modular units can feasibly be delivered and installed within a matter of days. Alternatively, in the case of an existing HWRC to be refurbished, they offer a comparatively rapid solution to converting an existing at-grade site to split-level. In either case this could be a significant advantage if, for example, the alternative is to have an existing site out of action for several months, meaning a prolonged reduction in local HWRC capacity and material capture rates.

The modules can be produced in heights of between 900mm and 2 800mm. Units in excess of around 2 000mm in height provide another potential benefit for HWRC site owners and operators in that the void created below the deck can be used for additional material or equipment storage or workshops. The decks of the units are typically 3 000mm x 3 000mm; as these can be safely transported on the highway without a police escort, however narrower (from 1 000mm) or wider (up to 4 000mm) deck dimensions can also be created if required. Decks can also be specified to support between 3.5 and 29 tonnes.

A recent visit to the newly built HWRC in Dilbeek, near Brussels in Belgium, offered a good example of a site constructed with Modulo-béton units, unusually located underneath a motorway bridge.

In the Flemish area of Belgium residents pay for the deposit of non-recyclable materials. Users are required to swipe an identity card on entry to the site – if only recyclables are to be deposited then free access is granted to the recycling zone (in this case the recycling zone is a simple arrangement of roll-on-off containers with steel staircases). If non-recyclable/heavy materials are to be deposited then users are required to access a separate zone, after passing over a weighbridge, and the calculated charge being debited from their account.

This zone is a split-level arrangement formed of Modulo-béton units, with a fairly steep ramp up and off. Materials such as green waste, panes of glass, soil and hardcore, and bulky waste are all deposited from the upper area into dedicated containers below. The raised deck  was 2 200mm high and made of units 3 000mm x 4 000mm. Underneath the deck the owner had opted to take advantage of the storage opportunities and part of the void space was used for the storage of pallets of plastic refuse sacks, while another section housed mini-sweepers, and a final section had been converted to a workshop (fully lit and ventilated).

There are a range of security doors that can be fitted, so, in the UK, for example, these void spaces could feasibly be used to house WEEE, fluorescent tubes or many of the other fractions of materials that are collected at typical HWRCs (or indeed packaged bags of compost, that are increasingly being made available for sale at some HWRC sites). In addition, this site also utilised the purpose-built, stand alone Modulo-béton storage modules, in this case a double-bunded store for hazardous liquids/paints.

By utilising the pre-cast Modulo-béton units, this new HWRC was constructed within three days of completion of the groundworks (levelling of site, installation of drainage and surfacing), which was a major advantage in ensuring that the site was operational as soon as possible.

Modulo-béton will has recently constructed its first modular HWRC in the UK, and it is hoped that, in due course, these modules will be able to offer an added measure of innovation and flexibility to the national HWRC network.