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We are so used to hearing the term Man and Van when it comes to rubbish collection and the removal of bulky items. The Man and Van service has totally become part of our lives when it comes to junk clearance on a range of scales. Some could be a single load clearance of, say, a sofa, while others could be the weekly garden clearance of lawn trimmings and other gardens refuse.
Either way, the waste management service offered by a Man and Van operator proves invaluable on a daily basis to many households and businesses across the UK. On top of it, all is the same day service they offer, which is very convenient when one doesn’t want any rubbish lying around or in the way.
Normally manned by one person or more, a van arrives to collect across most of the waste streams. Like the Junk Removal Wirral operation, the level of service is very quick and sophisticated.
Our customers are always kept up to date with our operating principles through good communication. When waste is taken to a waste transfer station, we ensure that our recycling levels are maximized and we keep records of our achievements.
Our waste management practices include issuing a waste transfer note which the customer can keep on record as an assurance of where the load went to.
Waste Collection Services
The name man and van go began back in the day in the 1800s and was first used to describe a service where the man is the driver of a vehicle that is used to load some goods on request. Basically, as it was then it is more or less the same now. The customer wanted to hire a van for a specific purpose, and the man was the driver, loader, and unloader of the goods at their end destination.
One can only imagine that the van would have looked completely different from the sleek vehicles used today. Those days the van was described as a covered box-like structure on the back of a motorized vehicle. Then, as is done today, the man and van service was primarily focused on waste management services, although today it has also branched out into other areas like removal services.
So by now, you are probably wondering about the gender sensitivity of the name van and man. Well back in the days of the Victorian era the ideology was that the man did the heavy lifting while the lady wasn’t that person to do the same. Of course, things have come a long way, but the name man and van have stuck and does describe very well the waste collection service that is so necessary.
Waste Management: The Transfer Note
We all have a duty of care to ensure that our waste goes to the right place. It means that when your waste is given to a contractor, be it in a man and van or anyone else, the only document that is needed is a waste transfer note.
It is your proof that you have transferred your waste, in this case, non-hazardous waste, to someone else for disposal. Remember you still have a duty of care even if it has gone from your premises to ensure that it is properly disposed of.
The waste transfer note is a digital or a physical document that is retained as proof that the waste has been managed correctly and acts as a record for future reference.
A Waste Transfer Note is a Legal Requirement
Whether home or business, a waste transfer note is legally required for each and every load that is taken off the premises for disposal. The authorities such as the local council or the environmental enforcement personnel are entrusted to check your records from time to time to make sure that you are keeping within the law.
This also helps the business in such a way that it can keep a record of the amount of waste that it produces and how it is disposed of. The waste transfer note must be kept for a minimum of two years by law. It is also proof that the law is being obeyed and the threat of getting a fine for wrongful, waste practices is nullified.
Once you contact a licensed private waste management company like Junk Removal Wirral you will be provided with blank waste transfer notes which you must fill in. Note that in terms of duty of care, the legal requirement rests with you.
Questions to be answered include:
- Quantity and origin of the waste
- Your or your business details
- How the waste is held for collection
- Where the waste will be loaded
- The Local Council you are in
You must sign the waste transfer note once complete.
Also, note that if you are needing to transfer hazardous waste different procedures and form (Hazardous Waste consignment Note) is required. These consignment notes are to be kept for three years, as opposed to the two years for the waste transfer note.
The Value of Waste Controls
The importance of having a trusted partner in waste management partner to manage the waste that is generated is crucial. As it is ultimately your responsibility to make sure that the environment is not affected by the waste you produce, having someone on your side to do it correctly is a must. In this way, we will be able to make sure that indiscriminate waste doesn’t end up in our rivers, oceans, or our natural environments.
The advantage of having a local man and van waste service provider like Junk Removal Wirral to do rubbish removals when needed means that junk will never pile up on your premises. The professionals that respond to your request call to say they are on their way first and follow up by letting you know your load has been safely and responsibly disposed of.
Please contact us today for a No Obligation quote for any removal services needed in the Wirral, Liverpool, Chester, and Ellesmere Port areas.
Wirral & Liverpool 0151 808 0407
Chester 01244 953100 or www.junkremovalwirral.co.uk