The Team Manage Salt Bins on the Network making it easier for Highway Managers to audit refill programs, and hence identify under used bins , regularly damaged bins to enable reduction / redeployment of the stock.
As older, particular Makes/ models of bins reach the end of life and start failing, Managers can identify how many of those assets are on the network, to facilitate proactive replacement programs.
We now ensure those damaged bins are diverted from Landfill, being cut up and recycled via a Waste Recycling Company using sustainable processes for the recycling and re-use of waste plastic materials. So the next time you use a Recycled Plastic Water Bottle – it may have once been a highways Salt Bin that was lucky enough to be looked after by Integrity Enterprises.
Our #recycling project saw the first batch of damaged and end of life local Highways Salt bins, approx 350kg in weight, which we prepared to an agreed standard with a local Plastic Recycling Company have been accepted by the recycler, so its full speed ahead!
These bins would traditionally end up in a skip and off to landfill
The next 400kg batch is good to go, with another 750kg waiting processing – so that will be 1.5 tonnes of plastic diverted from landfill
The process is simple – cutting up, remove all metal (hasps and hinges) and wash down – having honed our skills and set against the volume of old bins in the Skips, we think this is almost a cost neutral process.