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Waste Materials We Move & Collect

We collect and move thousands of tonnes of waste a month. Take a look at some of the waste we move every day. Here's what we've been moving recently in Buckinghamshire and beyond: DMR, POPs, shredded POPs, unprocessed wood, shredded wood, sub 100mm, sub 300mm, baled mixed rigids, glass, baled PP sacks and much more! Reach out to us today if you'd like to work with us and start your waste movement today!

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Dry Mixed Recycling Waste Collections

What is DMR or dry mixed recycling?

Let's break it down: DMR waste stands for Dry Mixed Recycling waste. Think of all the stuff you usually toss in your recycling bin at home: things like paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, cans, and maybe even some clean food containers. Instead of sorting each item separately, DMR waste lets you throw them all together. It makes recycling super easy for everyone! You don't have to worry about separating your paper from your plastic or cans from your cardboard.

Once collected, DMR waste gets taken to a facility where machines sort it out, sometimes even by hand. They separate the different materials so they can be sent off to be recycled into new products. Improve your business’ green credentials by disposing of clean, uncontaminated, and recyclable materials in an affordable and environmentally friendly manner with CWS.

Contact us today or call 01908 733226 to start your DMR collection and let the team at Creative Waste Solutions answer any of your questions about DMR waste.

What waste is included in dry mixed recycling?

These are the materials you should find in dry mixed recycling:

  • Metal – cans, food trays, and foil

  • Paper – magazines, newspapers, documents, and receipts

  • Cardboard – boxes, cereal boxes, and food packaging

  • Plastic – bottles, containers, and yoghurt pots

Dry mixed recycling collections with Creative Waste Solutions

Get rid of your dry mixed recycling in an efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly manner with Creative Waste Solutions. Wherever your business is in the UK, whatever your size and industry, we can arrange collections of DMR to recycle and reuse in a way that suits you and benefits our planet. We can arrange collections on a date, time and schedule that suits you.

Benefits and facts of dry mixed recycling

In the UK Around 63% of packaging was recycled in 2021. However, some dry mixed recycling types for packaging are more commonly recycled than others, so there’s still a lot of work to do in the UK but as a nation we are getting there! According to the UK government figures, packaging recycling rates for 2021 that cover DMR were:

  • Metal – 76.0%

  • Paper and cardboard – 70.6%

  • Plastic – 44.2%

Got DMR waste to move? Get in touch with us today

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POPs And Shredded POPs Waste Movement

As waste management experts, it's important to deal with POPs and shredded POPs waste properly. We need to make sure it's collected and disposed of in a way that's safe for the environment. That might mean recycling what can be recycled and making sure the rest is disposed of in a responsible manner, so it doesn't cause harm to wildlife or our surroundings.

Creative Waste Solutions' Guidance on POPs Waste

Identify and classify waste containing persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

We'd advise you to follow this guide if you deal with waste that contains a persistent organic pollutant (POP).

POPs are chemical substances that do not break down in the environment and are considered a danger to human health and the environment.

Find out if your waste contains POPs

From the get-go, you are responsible under your duty of care to know if your waste material contains POPs.

Find out what types of:

For other waste types, if you are not sure you can:

  • ask the supplier or manufacturer of the material

  • test the material yourself to find out the concentration of any POPs in it

  • get the material analysed by a laboratory

You need to sort and store POPs waste safely and securely

You must take all reasonable steps to avoid mixing POPs waste with other waste during storage, collection and treatment.

If you do mix, you must manage the whole load as POPs waste. According to UK government guidelines you must destroy the POPs even if the mixing has diluted the POPs to below the concentration limit.

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Describing and classifying POPs waste

You must provide an accurate description of your waste as part of your duty of care. You must include POPs in the description where they are present.

See how to describe and classify:

When you must destroy the POPs in waste

If the POPs in the waste are at or above the concentration limits listed in the concentration limits table, the waste is known as POPs waste.

You must destroy (or irreversibly transform) the POPs in POPs waste.

If you recover or dispose of POPs waste, you must follow the guidance on how to manage waste containing persistent organic pollutants. It explains when the outputs from your process are POPs waste and how concentration limits are applied to them.

You can find the chemical formulae, European Community (EC) numbers and Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) numbers for each of the POPs in this table in the list of POPs.

Your laboratory analysis may significantly underestimate the concentration of POPs present in some materials if extraction efficiency is poor. For example, polybromodiphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in plastic. You must measure the extraction efficiency and adjust the results accordingly.

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Wood Waste: Processed & Unprocessed

Wood Waste Collections With Creative Waste Solutions

Creative Waste Solutions is equipped to handle the disposal of your waste wood. Our core purpose of making the recovery of waste materials easy and ethical means we are committed to disposing of all wood not just legally, but with environmental accountability. We also collect waste wood to be used to create biomass energy.

We accept waste wood in any of the categories below. To begin the process, please complete the request form on our Contact page. Alternatively, please give us a call on 01908733226 to speak with a member of the CWS team.

Waste Wood Materials CWS Collects


Grade A Wood

Clean wood, typically processed using a high speed shredder, with ferrous and non-ferrous metal removal.

Grade B Wood

Clean wood and wood from demolition, construction and solid wood furniture, typically shredded using a high speed shredder and screened to remove fines.

Grade C Wood

Grade B wood plus fencing, chipboard, plywood, MDF, OSB and fibreboard. May include wood that has been treated, but not with copper/chrome/arsenic (CCA) or creosote.


Grade A Wood

Clean hardwood or softwood, such as disused pallets, packing cases and cable drums plus manufacturing and joinery offcuts.

Grade B Wood

Clean wood and wood from demolition, construction and solid wood furniture, typically shredded using a high speed shredder and screened to remove fines.

Grade C Wood

A mix of higher and lower quality wood and board products, excluding anything treated with creosote or CCA. Shredded to a specific size and screened, with ferrous and non-ferrous metal removal.

The Wood Waste Logistics

Creative Waste Solutions utilises a broad range of trusted hauliers allowing us to provide a wide range of vehicle options including walking floor trailers and chipliners. 


Separating wood for recycling and recovery can be beneficial for your business. Unsure where to begin? Creative Waste Solutions' knowledgeable staff are happy to provide advice on how to make different grades of wood for recovery. Ask our experts today how segregation can help you to minimise the costs associated with waste wood while maximising the benefits for your company and the environment.

Got wood waste to move? Get in touch with us today

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Metal Waste Collection

What Is Metal waste?

Creative Waste Solutions carries out a lot of waste metal collections monthly. Metal waste or scrap metal is any product that’s broken or no longer useable, made completely or mostly from a metal material. For example, it could be broken tools, metal sheets from manufacturing, a bent pipe, old electrical appliances, and more. Generally, it must be made from at least 50% metal to be recycled.

Scrap metal waste can be recycled over and over again without changing its properties. Steel, for example, is one of the most recycled metals on the planet. A wide range of useful materials are recoverable from metal scraps – such as steel, copper, and zinc – to produce new metals and products. Making use of what we have is one or our top priorities!

What Materials Can Be Recycled?

You can recycle most metals used within your business. Some of the main metals that are highly recyclable include aluminium, brass, copper, iron, steel, and tin. It’s also possible to recycle silver and gold.

Generally, recyclable materials fall under one of two metal categories:

  • Ferrous metals combine iron and carbon. Examples of ferrous metals include alloy steel, carbon steel, cast iron and wrought iron.

  • Non-ferrous metals include aluminium, copper, lead, tin, and zinc. Most common precious metals are also non-ferrous, such as gold, iridium, palladium, platinum, and silver.

There are a few metals you can’t recycle, though these are less common. They can include radioactive metals such as uranium and plutonium, as well as metals contaminated by harmful toxins.

'You must separate your scrap metal from other waste types and store them in an individual metal waste container'

How Is Metal Waste Disposed Of?

In England, metal waste disposal typically involves several methods, including recycling, landfill disposal, and in some cases, specialized treatment for hazardous metals. Here's a breakdown of these methods:

  1. Recycling: Metal recycling is a common and encouraged practice in England. Scrap metal yards and recycling centres accept various types of metal waste, including aluminium, steel, copper, and others. These metals are sorted, processed, and recycled into new products or materials, reducing the need for raw metal extraction and minimizing environmental impact.

  2. Landfill Disposal: Some non-recyclable or contaminated metal waste may end up in landfills. However, landfill disposal is generally considered a last resort due to its environmental implications. Metal waste sent to landfills takes up space and can potentially leach harmful chemicals into the soil and groundwater if not properly managed.

  3. Specialized Treatment: Certain types of metal waste, such as those containing hazardous substances like lead, mercury, or cadmium, require specialized treatment to ensure safe disposal. This typically involves processes such as chemical treatment, incineration, or encapsulation to neutralize or contain the hazardous components before disposal.

  4. Waste Management Regulations: The disposal of metal waste in England is governed by waste management regulations and environmental legislation aimed at minimizing the environmental impact of waste disposal activities. This includes regulations on waste transportation, handling, and disposal methods to ensure that waste is managed in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

Overall, the emphasis in England, as in many other countries, is on promoting recycling and responsible waste management practices to minimize the amount of waste sent to landfills and reduce the environmental impact of metal waste disposal.

Got metal waste to move? Get in touch with us today

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A List Of Our Services

Creative Waste Solutions strives to make waste management hassle-free for businesses and communities nationwide. By offering reliable and cost-effective services, we play a crucial role in promoting a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable environment for everyone.

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Let us know the type of waste you need us to collect.


Let us know about any access issues where you want the bins delivering – such as locked gates, access codes and times. We’ll get you up and running in no time.


We’ll arrange waste collection at a time and frequency to suit you and the amount of waste you have.

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