Case Studies

Case studies for construction and demolition .

Firstly, case studies like this is is typical for construction sites when space is tight.

 20 Fenchurch Street – The ‘Walkie Talkie’

Case studies challenge

RTS Waste is a leading provider of waste management in the construction, demolition and fit out industry. Therefore, working on the iconic 36 storey tall building was straightforward for us. The build cost  of over £200 million creating over 63,800 m of floor space. Munnellys quote themselves “ Munnellys Environmental understand that waste management is centre to the success of any project”

Taking over 1000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste in 8 months. Therefore  RTS were on site for a combination of services. Consequently, providing RTS caged lorries of  3.5 and 7.5 tonnes as wait and load. Also  our smaller 26 tonne dustcart (14.5 tonne when empty). Most services were out of hours. The logistics meant going down a service lift, with a weight restriction of 20 tonnes. In addition, our smaller vehicles of the fleet were able suit this set up perfectly. The construction waste is pre-sorted into the individual waste streams for recycling. Finally, the waste streams  taken  to the RTS London bulking station. Keeping automatic online data  of the different waste streams allows for accurate reporting back to the constriction company in this case Munnellys.

It would not be possible to provide this solution without our varied fleet and flexibility to work through the night. Our transport team calculate the traffic flow  precisely to ensure time slots were right to arrive on site on time. 

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The solution.

Munnelly Group is an RTS Waste premium client.  We were a reliable and responsive  contractor working on this project. We have  the necessary compliance for waste management and transportation. The accreditations had meet to highest levels of health and safety, quality and sustainability. Having FORS Silver was important and demonstration that we are always looking to improve should our the commitment we have the environment and all stakeholders, especially the general public.  Meeting the critical path of Munnelly’s project management for deliveries and traffic flow were crucial.

The result.

The segregated waste was placed by Munnellys into labelled wheeled bins. RTS then had a scheduled mobile compaction service that collects this waste. Plasterboard has to be collected in a totally separate collection to abide by Environmental Agency laws.  The recycling rate was a massive 98% with the success of the RTS treatment of waste. Our Material Recovery Facility we run at Crossways Recycling in Kent. Munnelly compliance staff visited this site prior to accepting ourselves as the successful waste management contractor. We passed all audits that were necessary. RTS Waste customer service department email out monthly recycling reports by site.  Customers keep necessary waste records for their Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP).
An excellent sustainable solution delivered less impact on the environment. Hence, Containment of dust and noise reduced unwanted  issues in the open air at road side.The Munnellys labour costs were significantly reduced by RTS Waste.Because having our vehicle travel in the lift to the collection point of the waste as opposed to having to bring 50 + bins up in the lift to the mobile compaction each collection. Time is money and RTS want to work closely on every construction project carefully to benefit our clients. Furthermore with the intention to win work on future projects. In conclusion we are the leading provider of waste management, especially in the construction market. If you have any further questions about an up and coming construction project please call James Redmond our Sales Director and specialist in Construction from more than 10 years’ experience.

Case studies – Events and hospitality.

Epsom horse derby races

Epsom Downs is located in Surrey  and hosts one of Britain’s greatest national events; the Epsom Derby. Frequently, referred to as the “Blue Riband” of the turf.  This  two day festival is in June each year. For instance the Derby  is a flat race which is televised around the world with interest and is  Britain’s richest horse race that hospitality guests flock to.

The challenge

Firstly, RTS Waste collected waste for this event in 2011. Since then RTS has successfully won this tender directly for the hospitality event organiser called  waste cost reduction services.

In short , RTS Waste work hard to keep the 250,000 guests expected in June in a clean environment. Similarly,  serious logistics considered all environmental impacts. Importantly, RTS Waste work very hard to meet the logistical and recycling targets set by their client.  Finally, the challenge to key success services high speed time frames and flexibility.  Initially, the event begins  a week before with the waste generated from the set up. For example,  waste from the build of decking, dining areas.  Crucial preparation of segregated waste collection points. During the two day event there is the continuous up keep of emptying the waste and transportation taking the waste back to our transfer station for processing through our material recovery facility; then after the event there is the dismantling of the facilities again.

Epsom races events and hospitality waste services by RTS Waste

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The solution.

Services provided daily
100 x 240 litre glass bins, 50 x 1,100 litre wheeled bins for municipal waste, 40 yard compactor for dry mixed, recycling (DMR) and 10 x 14 yard rear end loaders (RELs), skips and roll on roll offs.  Daily dustcart collections of black bag waste from the Downs. A line of pickers cleared the loose rubbish from the sloped area and left the bags in piles for our operators to put in the dustcart.

Whilst the Derby takes place over three days there is also the pre build and dismantling generating waste which needs  to be handled effectively in a small working area. The RTS team were available 24/7 to ensure when the site was closed; the site bins and containers were emptied ready for the following day. The services were booked in daily, however there were ad-hoc requests that were reacted to quickly by our dedicated Sales Manager

The result.

Services provided daily An event like this produces approximately 167 tonnes of waste each year and achieved recycle and recovery of waste at a rate of 85%, avoiding 141 tonnes going to landfill. The recycling of glass accounts for most of the weight involved and then the reminder was either used for energy generation, with a small percent having the end destination as unavoidable landfill. The improvement of communication for event guests to encourage recycling more waste into dedicated bins would help to reduce this further. If you have an Event to organise and need assistance by professionals in organising the Waste Management then give our Sales team a  call on 020 7232 1711 or email sales@rtswaste,co.uk
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