What should I do concerning specific waste?

The Issue Wiltshire College
Waste disposal involves:
  • Intensive use of energy
  • Loss of materials and energy incorporated in the waste
  • Use of land for landfill sites (these are rapidly filling up)
  • Pollution of land, air and particularly water
  • Nuisance to people living nearby
  • Loss of money incorporated in the waste (materials purchased, processed and stored)
  • Costs to contractors
  • Landfill tax
There are a lot of companies illegally handling waste, sometimes making huge profits while contributing to major pollution.
We produce:
  • General waste
  • Waste that can be recycled (paper, bottles etc)
  • Hazardous waste (fluorescent tubes, chemical wastes from curriculum areas such as beauty salons, printing and engineering)
  • Electrical and electronic waste (IT, but also physics and other technical areas)
  • Tyres (motor vehicle)
  • Batteries
There are legally-binding requirements on the disposal of all waste.

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What are the issues? What should I do?