Sanctus recently completed the Site Investigation and Demolition of a fire damaged compost facility in Sharpness Docks. A fire had destroyed the warehouse which had been used as a composting facility for roadside collection recycling wastes. As a result of the fire the asbestos roof had collapsed and fallen into the stockpiled composting materials resulting in a hazardous waste with very high organic content. Such wastes cannot be landfilled as they do not meet the required Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC). Sanctus were called upon due to our industry leading knowledge of waste classification and treatment/disposal options. Despite rigorous attempts to extinguish the smouldering waste by the Fire Brigade, over a 3 month period, the waste could not be fully extinguished due to access restrictions and the nature of material. The Local Authority and Environment Agency were under increasing pressure to find a solution due to odour nuisance complaints.
Sanctus were appointed by Canal & River Trust to investigate the contents of the warehouse, demolish the facility and then remove the contents which included asbestos contaminated Compost Like Output (CLO) which was removed to hazardous waste landfill as a Problematic Waste Stream with Environment Agency approval.
Despite the complicated and sensitive nature of the works, Sanctus received an average score of 94% across their client satisfaction forms for the works. With excellent feedback from both the Project & Estate Managers:
Project Managers – Watts Group Limited – “I am pleased to say that I was happy on all counts. I would not hesitate to use Sanctus on any future schemes.”
Estates Managers – Ashville Group – “It was a pleasure to work with Sanctus. For what was a complicated project, on the ground and in the board room, Sanctus were thoroughly professional and helpful throughout.”