Most people’s perception of waste management is limited to their experience with throwing away their own household waste. They will likely have to break up their overall waste into a few categories, paper, biodegradable waste (garden and food waste), and plastic. If they live in a rural area, they may need to deal with a septic tank, but this is very irregular for most in the UK.
Specialist waste management services are something most people would, therefore, have little to no understanding of. This is because they generally service specific industries, such as farms where their are large amounts of waste, or manufacturing and construction businesses, where industrial waste is very commonplace.
The reason why they cater to these industries is because a bog-standard waste management system is generally inadequate for them. They need a tailormade solution, including processing, recycling, and incineration. Usually, these solutions will include some pretty complex engineering, logistics and other things to effectively manage the waste.
These services are very important for businesses in particular, as their responsibilities to manage their waste are generally speaking a lot more stringent than the average household. There are serious repercussions for businesses that fail to meet their responsibilities, in the form of fines, and good benefits to achieving a high standard of environmental waste management, in the form of tax credits. This serves to make specialist waste management services not only a civic responsibility, but a financial good for businesses too.