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Inert waste refers to waste materials that do not undergo any significant physical, chemical or biological transformations. Inert waste cannot dissolve, burn or have physical or chemical reactions. It cannot biodegrade or adversely affect other matter with which it comes into contact with. Regulation 7(4) of the Landfill Regulations 2002 also specifies that inert waste must have insignificant leachability and pollutant content.

Examples of inert waste

Below we have listed some common examples of inert waste:

  • Glass packaging
  • Concrete
  • Bricks
  • Tiles and ceramics
  • Glass
  • Soils and stones (not including topsoil, peat, soil and stones from contaminated sites)

Inert wastes can be sent to landfill providing that they are a single-stream of waste of a single waste type and from a single source. They must not be contaminated or contain any other materials or substances.

Sometimes inert waste is used for engineering purposes within a landfill, whereas other times it is used as a cover medium for other waste types.

Disposing of inert waste

If you need to dispose of inert waste then you will need to choose a suitable waste disposal solution. If you only have a small amount of waste to dispose of then hiring a skip may be the best solution, however if you have a larger amount, you may find it most cost effective to either book a waste clearance service or hire a roll on roll off container.

An alternative option is to make use of grab hire services. The benefit of grab hire services is that they are suitable for removing and disposing large volumes of inert waste. You don’t have to worry about carrying out the disposal process yourself, as an experienced grab lorry driver will do the job for you. The great thing about grab hire is that your waste is removed from your site immediately.

Disposing of inert waste

Depending on the type and quality of inert waste, it can sometimes be used for various restoration purposes. Wherever possible, we will do our best to recycle your inert waste and give it a new purpose so that it is not simply contributing to landfill. We also recommend that you audit your waste before booking any waste clearance services to see if there is any way you can use your own inert waste in future construction projects.

For more information about inert waste and our waste management services, feel free to get in touch.

Reston Waste