What Is Muck Away?

May 09, 2018

The Muck Away Basics

Muck away can be explained as the process of removing spoil from construction sites during earthwork processes. It involves the removal of any rubble, waste or rubbish you create or uncover during all manner of groundworking projects.

Classification of Muck Away Materials

Muck away is classified into 3 main categories: inerthazardous and non-hazardous

  • Inert muck away can be defined as a waste that has not gone through any chemical, physical or biological changes and is less likely to affect any other matter that it comes into contact with. They include brick, concrete, hardcore soil and subsoil. 
  • Hazardous muck away can be defined as a gathering of waste that has properties that make it harmful to human health and the environment at large. This type of muck way can be done for example when clearing a petrol station.
  • Non-hazardous muck away can include a collection of different waste products that are considered not harmful to the environment and human life. 
Other classifications of muck away include waste that is as a result of clearing sites. This seemingly is anything that is from a location that is being dug that may include mud and waste as a result of digging. It also includes farmyard cuttings including leaves. 

What to Expect from WGH Muck Away Services

Our muck away services are mainly hired for waste removal and clearance from construction sites, from industrial sites and even from farmlands. We work with local governments, real estate and corporation builders, recycling firms and even privately owned businesses and we regularly take on larger domestic projects like landscaping and interior building.
Wiltshire Grab Hire abide by the law and the legislation which govern all types of waste to ensure that whatever muck we collect from your clearance sites is safely done away with and predisposed securely if it cannot be recycled at our plant. 

Sending to Landfill

WGH Muck away services aim to recycle the vast majority of rubbish, rubble and soil we collect at our recycling plant in Wiltshire. Before this can happen, we consult waste acceptance criteria to dictate how we can safely handle the materials collected.
It is important also to note that this is not a determinant of whether the waste materials are hazardous or not. It shows the leachate that could be conducted when water is passed over it. This test is however limited to waste that has to go to landfill. 

We strive hard to decrease the number of waste materials that go to landfill, both as this is the best environmental approach but as a supplier of topsoil, we try to recycle and repurpose as much waste as our plant can. For instance, hard-core bricks can be crushed and used for the construction of roads whereas green waste materials are used in creating compost that can be sold to fertiliser companies. 
Have a look at our services to find out more about muck away, grab hire and our recycling facilities.