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Candiac Contract Award

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On July 23 Candiac, Quebec selected Modulo to supply and install the patented modular Modulo EcoCentre/ public drop off solution.  The ecocenter will be installed early September 2019, which is less than 2 months after the contract award.

Modulo is steadily growing and within the next few months will have already installed 8 solutions in Ontario and Quebec. Modulo’s proposal came in as the cheapest and most flexible alternative.  Its solutions and expertise in the field of residential drop off of recyclables are becoming increasingly popular.  In Quebec Provence Interested potential customers are able to visit 5 Modulo solution within 1-day drive.

Modulo’s patented solutions provide many benefits to its customers:

– easy to design
– 200% space use: on deck and under deck.
– easily expandable
– optimized and safe operations
– quick and easy to install
– aesthetically attractive
– cost effective

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Modulo Betan Leading by Example

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Austria is a beuatiful country with high values of environmental awareness & protection. The population of 8.7 million enjoy a high standard of living. Vienna is a cultural “Must See” tourist destination. so where does the small, former spa town of bad Voslau (pop 11,700) come into the picture then? Malcolm Bates will explain…

It would be quite easy to miss the intersection for Bad Voslau on the main Autobahn.

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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.

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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.

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Recycling Centres Newark & Sherwood District Council

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Household Waste Recycling Centres

Nottinghamshire County Council runs 12 Household Waste Recycling Centres, two of which are in Newark and Sherwood at Brunel Drive, Newark and in Bilsthorpe.

All of the county’s recycling centres can be used by district residents.

Find your nearest household waste recycling centre

Opening times

Recycling centres are open every day of the year except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. The opening times vary depending on the time of year:

January and February: 8am to 4pm
March: 8am to 6pm
April to September: 8am to 8pm
October: 8am to 6pm
November and December: 8am to 4pm

Taking your separated recyclables to the sites will reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. Rubbish you can take:

Glass
Paper and cardboard
Plastic bottles
Textiles
Cans
Engine oil
Car batteries
Household batteries
Chipboard
Wood
Electrical items
Rubble
Garden waste
Scrap metals
Plasterboard – All except Mansfield
Paint – (Calverton and Worksop only)
Cooking oil – (Beeston, Calverton, Hucknall, Kirkby, Newark, West Bridgford, Warsop and Worksop)

Fridges and freezers – due to a reclassification of the foam in fridges and freezers, most local scrap yards are not allowed to take them for disposal. The local recycling centres however will still accept these items free of charge for disposal.

Recycling Centre Permits

Household Waste Recycling Centre permits are issued to help stop illegal disposal of trade waste along with other issues. The scheme is designed to reduce congestion, improve health and safety and increase recycling.

Permits are available free of charge for Nottinghamshire households wishing to deposit household waste and small amounts of construction waste from their own home.

Residents wishing to use a company van, pick-up or a company car with a trailer will be required to provide a copy of their company insurance and a company letter (as evidence that you are permitted to use the vehicle for personal use) and a copy of a utility bill dated within the last six months (as evidence of residency).

You can now apply for a van, pick-up or trailer permit online. If you do not have internet access, you can call the Customer Service Centre or visit the Customer Service Points where an advisor will use the online service to input your details on your behalf.

Waste permit application form

Community Repaint Scheme

Paint tins should never be thrown out with regular rubbish. Unless the tins are empty or contain only solid paint. Liquid paint can cause problems when it mixes with other rubbish and can spill onto roads.

The Community Repaint Scheme offers a solution. Bring your old paint tins to Newark HWRC, which has a permanent facility for repaint, where they will be sorted to see what can be reused. The paint will then be donated to a charity or community group for re use.

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Voluntary groups can get paint for free through this scheme once they have registered Community Repaint Scheme (PDF File, 55kb)

Tins which can’t be used are sent for specialist treatment and the metal or plastic containers are recycled where possible.

Paint Open Evenings

Free reusable paint tins are on offer at special monthly open evening. The tins are available to Nottinghamshire residents only. Normal permitting requirements apply if you use a van, pick-up or car-towed trailer.

Tins on offer are at least half full and have been checked by site staff. Colour and type can not be guaranteed but it is all free of charge. There is no limit to how many tins can be taken but a ‘fair share’ policy may come into effect when the dates are fully booked.

More information on Nottinghamshire County Council website

Registering to use recycling centres

Nottinghamshire residents who wish to use one of the county’s recycling centres will now need to register with Nottinghamshire County Council.

This will ensure only Nottinghamshire residents can use the centres.

Registration is free

register online or

Checks on car registrations will commence soon and out-of-county users will be advised to use their own local authority sites.

Contact us

Waste Management
Newark and Sherwood District Council
Brunel Drive
Newark
Notts
NG24 2EG.

customerservices

@nsdc.info

01636 650000

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