The above hierarchy is a guide to the relative environmental benefits of different options. Getting a balance between all these waste management options ensures that the impact waste has on the environment is kept to a minimum. All waste management options (including recycling) impact on the environment in some way or another. No single waste management option on its own, including waste reduction, can offer a total solution.
Both the private and public sector are involved in the provision of waste management infrastructure in the region. The infrastructure consists of:
Waste transfer stations
Material recovery facilities
Biological waste treatment facilities
Thermal treatment is the process whereby waste is heated under controlled conditions to a very high temperature. This process reduces the waste volume by 90 – 95 % and produces heat and electricity. This energy can then be used to power the plant and district heating systems.
To get details of Waste Collectons from the counties in the South East, follow the links to thier individual Websites.