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This system requires space, planning and commitment from everyone on site, and often requires more than one contractor collecting waste from site - usually a mix of waste collectors and resource recovery firms.

The longer the transport distance, the more costly the service, but also the more potential environmental impact because of fossil fuel use and traffic congestion. Try to:

  • use local destinations for recycling
  • use destinations that provide a paying back-load such as aggregate, mulch or building supplies.

Use the REBRI Resource Routing Calculator to determine whether it is economic to transport materials to resource recovery sites.

Make sure materials are transported in suitable secure containers or bins to avoid littering, and to prevent leakage or traffic accidents.

The driver of the vehicle should ensure the load is within the safe working legal limit before leaving the site. Vehicles should be registered and currently certified as roadworthy.

You may need to prepare a vehicle movement plan and risk assessment for the safe movement of heavy vehicles into and out of the site, including selection of route.

Use the REBRI Waste Transfer Form to record the waste generator, the waste source and type - recyclables, reusable materials and waste for disposal - the waste transporter, the waste recipient and where the waste will end up.

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