Author: Kleenwaste

COVID-19 Health & Safety is our number one service priority

At Kleenwaste we are committed to the health and safety of our colleagues, our valued customers, and your employees. Despite the challenges the coronavirus presents to most businesses, we would like to remind our customers and future customers that we continuously are implementing thorough processes and keep measures in place to protect our colleagues, customers, suppliers, and the general public.

Kleenwaste employees are considered critical and fall into the category of a key worker, in line with the current guideline of the UK Government. Directly and indirectly, through its customers, Kleenwaste serves businesses essential to our community, including emergency services, grocery retailers, utility businesses, and the NHS. Therefore our teams across the country will continue their work in these difficult times to support the community.

We are monitoring the situation daily and offering the usual compliant, preventative plans, and safety measures to keep providing the best service to our customers.

Our colleagues continue to e-sign orders on behalf of customers to limit the potential spread of infection through the handling of electronic tablets and our colleagues continue to practice social distancing at site, follow your health & safety guidance on-site, and use appropriate PPE.

Assuring your quality, productivity, and compliance. Our team is always here to help with any queries you may have and discuss how we can tailor our services to your needs  –  enquiries@kleenwaste.com

    • We are open for business and supplying our services in full compliance with World Health Organisation and Government guidelines.
    • We have introduced new site-visit protocols with reinforced health and safety measures.
    • As ever we are committed to supporting your business, through this period and beyond.

Safely growing chemical storage capacity

Challenge: 

Safetykleen is the world’s leading provider of chemical cleaning & environmental solutions offering a wide range of solutions to address the needs of a diverse customer base.  Each product has been developed to augment customers’ productivity, quality and compliance. Safetykleen’s unique service offer combines parts washing equipment, scheduled services, speciality chemicals and industrial waste collection ensuring the total peace of mind that comes as standard for customers. As a specialist mechanical parts cleaning & environmental solutions organisation, product integrity ensures that the client’s goods and services run smoothly and economically. Again, the corporate sustainable ethos ensures all of the above is maintained while looking after the environment.

 

Solution

The unique Pushback System from Safety Unlimited stacks pallets of drums or IBCs within the same clever unit. Drums are four per pallet and IBCs two at a time across a total of 24 pallets two deep, on two levels. How does it work? Place the first pallet on the Pushback cradle, on the shelf, and push back the next pallet against the first one. When you take a pallet off of the shelf the next pallet glides forward. This is based on a safe, proven, pallet rack system including thoughtful colour coding of the internal structure to ensure correct placement. Each unit measures 8900mm x 3200mm x 3300mm (LxDxH) with lockable sliding doors in any colour scheme and made from 2.5mm profiled Steel Sheet.

 

Results

Phil Wicks, Operations Project Manager for Safetykleen sets the scene; “We have had a long and positive relationship with Safety Unlimited as leaders in our respective fields. The Pushback system really caught our attention being a very simple and very effective concept, and it meets all of our key criteria, including expanding and improving our storage options and best utilising the space available. We are now installing Pushback units as a matter of course across our national depot network with positive feedback from the local managers”.

For further details visit www.safetyunlimited.co.uk or www.safetykleen.eu

Clean water and compliance are essential

Executive summary

to Create and deliver clean water for its customers, evoqua water technologies requires a reliable partner to handle their hazardous waste and spill response. Kleenwaste is Evoqua water technologies’ number one choice.

Challenge

Every day, millions of people and thousands of companies rely on Evoqua Water Technologies to help them meet their needs for clean water. Evoqua Water Technologies specialises in the design, manufacture, installation, commissioning and service of equipment, products and treatments used throughout the water industry. Its customers include councils, water treatment plants and recreational uses, such as swimming pools and gyms.

Compliance, ethics and sustainability are part of Evoqua Water Technologies’ core business values and form the basis of all their business activities. As such, in 2014 Evoqua Water Technologies was searching for a reliable partner to help them with the collection and disposal of chemicals used in their operations and handling of all the associated paperwork to fulfil their legal obligations, or duty of care. The ideal partner also must be able to provide emergency response services to support clean up any oils or chemical spills.

Solution

Kleenwaste first held meetings with Evoqua Water Technologies in 2014 to understand the business requirements. Several site visits followed to see how Evoqua’s daily business operations worked and how it treats the water to keep it clean and suitable for use for its customers. The site visits are also a requirement for Kleenwaste in order for it to understand where and how hazardous waste is generated, handled and stored.

Based on these site visits and meetings, Kleenwaste was able to offer Evoqua Water Technologies a tailored solution for hazardous waste collections and offer onsite training to its staff on dealing with spills and how to clean up in compliance with relevant legislation. In addition, Kleenwaste is able to offer a 24/7 emergency spill response to support Evoqua Water Technologies in case of a spill.

Results

Evoqua Water Technologies chose Kleenwaste as its partner for dealing with hazardous waste and its spill response in 2014. Since then the trust in the partnership has grown and Kleenwaste provides Evoqua Water Technologies with all required legal documentation relating to its duty of care responsibilities. Through regular, agreed collections Kleenwaste is able to create full legal compliance for Evoqua Water Technologies by handling its waste stream responsibly. Through a tailored training program for its staff, Evoqua Water Technologies has been able to create compliance to ISO 45001 and 9001 standards, which is an important feat for their core business values.

“We have worked with Kleenwaste since 2014 and during this period we have developed a mutually beneficial relationship built on trust and confidence. Kleenwaste are very proactive in helping to resolve issues with excellent response times for reactive requests. The representatives who attend site are excellent, knowledgeable and friendly and always go the extra mile to help.” – Alex Clifford, EHS Manager Evoqua Water Technologies

Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor requirement

A Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) is a person certified to provide advice to companies whose activities include consignment, carriage, or the related packing, loading, filling or unloading of dangerous goods to monitor compliance with legal requirements and to ensure the preparation of annual reports. The DGSA is also responsible for implementing specified procedures relating to handling and managing dangerous goods and that they are adhered to throughout the business.

 

The legislation requires companies to appoint an external DGSA to their business for ADR compliance. Kleenwaste offer a comprehensive DGSA service, which will ensure your business is compliant with all legislative requirements. Kleenwaste will appoint you a designated DGSA who will work closely with you advising on correct procedures for your site, supply regular updates and create your annual report.

 

The regulations surrounding this requirement (ADR) previously exempted companies from requiring a designated DGSA if they consign shipments, but are not actively involved in any of the loading, packing, filling or unloading activities. However, an amendment to the ADR 2019 now requires these companies to recruit or appoint a DGSA by 31st December 2021.

 

About Kleenwaste

Kleenwaste is part of Safetykleen Europe. Kleenwaste is the UK leader in management of hazardous and industrial waste and waste oil collection. With over 80,000 collections a year, Kleenwaste serves over 450 industries nationwide using its own dedicated fleet of oil tankers and collection vans. Kleenwaste has 19 dedicated waste transfer stations and over 120 employees across the country to serve its customers with managing their waste streams.

 

About Safetykleen Europe

Established in the 1973, Safetykleen Europe is the market leader in surface treatment and chemical application services – providing industrial component, part and tool cleaning equipment, tailored chemicals, with regular scheduled services and spent chemical collections.

 

Safetykleen Europe provides customer efficient outsourcing solutions to address a wide range of critical manufacturing and maintenance, repair and overhaul processes across Metalworking, Transportation and Manufacturing sectors.

Environmental Management System required by new legislation

London – 8 October, 2019 – Kleenwaste is proud to announce the launch of its bespoke Environmental Management System (EMS) advisory service. To be compliant with updated UK environmental permitted guidance, regulated businesses must implement an EMS. Kleenwaste offer a bespoke service, including site assessments, review of existing systems and the individual business needs that will help businesses implement an EMS in line with the new guidance. “UK permitting requirements are evolving and becoming stricter on businesses to reduce their environmental impact. The new EMS requirement is a key example of this, but for many businesses in the SMB segment this is a complex issue requiring detailed knowledge of the legislative landscape. That is where Kleenwaste can help them and take on a large part of the burden for assessment and implementation of an EMS,” according to Kleenwaste’s Head of Compliance, David Cribb.

 

EMS requirement explained

An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a set of processes and procedures that enable a business to reduce its environmental impact and increase operating efficiency.

From 7 April 2019, if you have a waste permit that was granted before 6 April 2008 you need to manage and operate your waste activity in line with a written management system. This system should be bespoke to your operation and should describe what you will do to minimise the risk of pollution from the activities covered by your permit. Your risk assessment has to be part of your management system. Any business must have its management system in place before it starts operating and must be implemented fully when the business is in operation. If a business fails to do so, it’s in breach of its permit which can lead to hefty fines or even site closures.

The amount of information a business needs in its management system will depend on how complicated and risky their activities are. If a permit is for low-risk activities, for example a small sewage treatment works, the management system can be simple or if it has a number of permits they may be covered by an overall management system. It may carry out certain things in the same way at different permitted sites and may also have site specific procedures. A business needs to be able to explain what happens at each site and which parts of the overall management system apply. For example at some sites it may need to show it’s carrying out additional measures to prevent pollution because they are nearer to sensitive locations than others.

 

About Kleenwaste

Kleenwaste is part of Safetykleen Europe. Kleenwaste is the UK leader in management of hazardous and industrial waste and waste oil collection. With over 80,000 collections a year, Kleenwaste serves over 450 industries nationwide using its own dedicated fleet of oil tankers and collection vans. Kleenwaste has 19 dedicated waste transfer stations and over 120 employees across the country to serve its customers with managing their waste streams

 

About Safetykleen Europe

Established in the 1973, Safetykleen Europe is the market leader in surface treatment and chemical application services – providing industrial component, part and tool cleaning equipment, tailored chemicals, with regular scheduled services and spent chemical collections.

Safetykleen Europe provides customer efficient outsourcing solutions to address a wide range of critical manufacturing and maintenance, repair and overhaul processes across Metalworking, Transportation and Manufacturing sectors.

With a network of 92 service locations operating across 14 countries throughout Europe, Turkey, Brazil and China, Safetykleen Europe delivers a unique full service proposition, combining a culture of innovation to deliver Productivity, Quality and Compliance to our customers.

 

Kleenwaste welcomes 9 new tankers to its fleet

Brentford – 9 October 2019 – Kleenwaste has welcomed no less than 9 brand new tankers to its dedicated fleet of oil tankers. The new DAF trucks have been added to the existing fleet in order to serve its large nationwide customer base through Kleenwaste’s branch network.

With taking delivery of the new tankers, Kleenwaste has completed the upgrade and expansion of its tanker fleet, and its entire nationwide fleet is now on average less than three years in service. It also marks the final stage of a £ 2.5 million investment. In 2020 Kleenwaste plans to invest a further £ 1 million to expand and upgrade its fleet further.

“In recent years our business and customer base has grown steadily and by adding the 9 new tankers to our fleet, we’ll be able to continue to deliver superior customer service,” Mark Cawley, Managing Director for Kleenwaste. “Our superior customer service and quick collection of waste oils is one of our key differentiators in the market.”

Cawley believes the fleet investment plan will provide additional capacity for business growth and enhanced customer service and create one of the most modern and environmentally efficient oil tanker fleets in the UK.

 

About Kleenwaste

Kleenwaste is part of Safetykleen Europe. Kleenwaste is the UK leader in management of hazardous and industrial waste and waste oil collection. With over 80,000 collections a year, Kleenwaste serves over 450 industries nationwide using its own dedicated fleet of oil tankers and collection vans. Kleenwaste has 19 dedicated waste transfer stations and over 120 employees across the country to serve its customers with managing their waste streams.

About Safetykleen Europe

Established in 1973, Safetykleen Europe is the market leader in surface treatment and chemical application services – providing industrial component, part and tool cleaning equipment, tailored chemicals, with regularly scheduled services and spent chemical collections.

Safetykleen Europe provides customer efficient outsourcing solutions to address a wide range of critical manufacturing and maintenance, repair and overhaul processes across Metalworking, Transportation and Manufacturing sectors.

With a network of 92 service locations operating across 14 countries throughout Europe, Turkey, Brazil and China, Safetykleen Europe delivers a unique full-service proposition, combining a culture of innovation to deliver Productivity, Quality and Compliance to our customers.

Safetykleen rebrands its waste business to Kleenwaste

London – 8 October, 2019 – Safetykleen is proud to announce the launch of its Kleenwaste business unit. Although Safetykleen has been active in management and collection of hazardous waste for many years, growing into UK’s market leader, up to now it has been a part of the Safetykleen branding.

Over recent years legislation across the UK related to reducing businesses waste streams and increased recycling requirements have become tighter. As a result, hazardous waste collection and management has grown into an important part of many businesses across a wide variety of industries.

Kleenwaste has been launched as a brand and business unit allows Safetykleen to reposition itself on the UK market from a hazardous waste collector to a value-added business partner that provides advisory and consultancy services to its customers to help them remain compliant with current legislation and reduce their waste streams throughout their operations.