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HOW IT WORKS

The fully sealed aerosol can, de-packaging and processing unit (SCDPU) is an automated explosion safe, ATEX approved/CE marked de-packaging system. When fed aerosol containers, the processing unit safely removes and collects the waste contents, captures and contains the gaseous and liquid contents and bales the empty metal containers. All 100% recyclable. The aerosol recycling unit can process empty and part full aerosol cans such as paints, lubricating oils, hair spray and deodorants at the rate of approximately 2 cubic metres per hour.

The contained recycling plant is safe and compliant, providing a 100% recycled, zero waste to landfill solution.

The processing unit will be located within the boundary of our Sneyd Hill Transfer and Treatment Centre. The processing unit will be contained inside a 20ft (6m) shipping container.

The metal briquettes collected after the aerosols have been crushed will be sent for recycling to make new metal products such as new aerosol cans. Future development may see the liquids being sent for distillation so that the individual components can be recovered and used again, thus reducing the need for oil based raw materials. It is also hoped that the gas will be used to provide energy for on-site processes and even supply excess power to the electricity grid powering local businesses.

SIZE AND LOCATION

The processing unit will be located within the boundary of Sneyd Hill Transfer and Treatment Centre The processing unit will be contained inside a 20ft (6m) shipping container.

WE ARE INVESTING

To further complement our Sneyd Hill Transfer and Treatment Centre, we have invested £2m on world leading technology to recycle aerosols. The contained recycling plant is safe and compliant, providing a 100% recycled, zero waste to landfill and 100% sustainable solution, as once recycled the products can be recirculated for other uses.

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WHY DO WE NEED TO RECYCLE AEROSOLS?

Aerosols are widely used in homes and industry, with some 1.4 billion aerosols estimated to be produced in the UK per annum. The UK capacity for specialist aerosolrecycling is small with many aerosols not processed in such a way to protect the environment from uncontrolled releases of potentially harmful materials and the commensurate loss of recyclable and recoverable materials.

Utilising an aerosol recycling plant, reduces waste to landfill and offers 100% waste to energy in a close looped system.

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why have we invested in this technology?

Red Industries Limited has for some time been interested in investing in niche technology to support further growth at our Sneyd Hill facility and has spent time researching the best available options.

Aerosol de-packaging is a tried and tested process used across the world, and we will be using the latest, safest and greenest technology on the market. Each component part has been carefully selected and tested to comply with strict standards of safety. The processing unit has been tested during manufacture to ensure that critical safety features are present and functioning correctly.

The machine will be tested again once installed and the operation of all safety features will be observed by an external safety consultant. The manufacturer of the processing unit will provide full and comprehensive training to Red Industries personnel prior to use. There are various interlocks that prevent unauthorised use and access of the equipment. The processing unit is ATEX rated meaning that it has been tested and certified for use in areas containing flammable gases and liquids.

The unit is CE marked. Fully qualified consulting engineers have conducted a HAZOP study and DSEAR Assessment. A HAZOP study involves the thorough interrogation and investigation of the proposed design and operation of the equipment and makes recommendations which are incorporated into the final design and build to ensure risk is minimised at all times. A DSEAR assessment is the process to ensure that all aspects of safety relating to flammability and explosivity have been considered and addressed to ensure risk is minimised at all times.


 

How does ‘aerosol de-packaging’ work?

The aerosol recycling unit safely extracts and contains liquids and gases from aerosol cans and then bales the empty cans into metal briquettes. Aerosol de-packaging is a tried and tested process used across the world. Red Industries will be using the latest, safest, and greenest technology on the market. The process is fully automated and only permits use when all safety conditions have been met.


 

What safety measures does the site have in place?

The Sneyd Hill Transfer and Treatment Centre, Burslem holds a number of industry-leading health and safety certificates, including the internationally recognised ISO45001 award and Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) approval. Stringent installation, testing and deployment procedures will be conducted by RED personnel and additionally by independent external safety consultants upon the world leading aerosol de-packaging technology.


 

How many aerosols will this process in a day?

We have the capacity for over 40 full pallet loads of aerosols per day,


 

Will this run 24 hours a day?

The site has been specifically designed to have the capabilities of running around the clock 24 hours a day 7 days a week.


 

What components do we recover as part of the process?

Aerosol recycling is a process which takes aerosols and allows recovery of the various components present in an aerosol, including:

  • Gas propellant
  • Liquid solvent
  • Metal container (aluminium or steel bodies)
  • Plastic components

 

How many Aerosol cans are produced in the UK?

Aerosols are widely used in homes and industry, with over 1.4 billion aerosols estimated to be produced in the UK per annum*. The UK capacity for specialist aerosol recycling is small with many aerosols not processed in such a way to protect the environment from uncontrolled releases of potentially harmful materials and the commensurate loss of recyclable and recoverable materials.

*Source


 

What marketplace will we be aiming this service at?

The market has made it aware of under capacity within the UK for the processing of aerosols of varying types. Waste aerosols can arise in bulk from a variety of sources including, for example:

  • Some civic amenity sites.
  • From commercial and industrial wastes.
  • Generated as off-spec wastes from prime producers.
  • Those manufacturing and producing personal care products, paints, lubricants, insecticides, speciality foods etc.
  • Retail outlets and garages.
  • Building maintenance and construction activities.
  • Third party waste disposal contractors.
  • Facilities management companies.

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Customer TESTIMONIALS

We pride ourselves on providing our clients with excellent service.

WASTE MANAGEMENT

The customer service has always been very friendly and efficient, and we have never had any problems. The collection of waste is always on time, and the lorry drivers are very helpful.

–  Chemical Manufacturer

INDUSTRIAL CLEANING

  We have a very good working relationship with RED and they always go out of the way to fit in the service provision for us if we need to have an emergency clean out and the operators are always very professional and do an excellent job of the clean out.

–  Metalworking & Engineering Company

WASTE MANAGEMENT 

Very professional team, from booking, waste assessment, tanker removal of hazmat, every element is brought together and expedited without issue. I trust going forward that the team interactions will continue, and sustain the current level of expectations.

–  Aerospace Manaufacturer

WASTE MANAGEMENT   

Fantastic service from staff at the office, particularly our Client Support Executive who arranged a collection for us next day with no fuss and went above and beyond to ensure it was done.  Thank You.

–  Engineers to the Aircraft, Automotive, Nuclear and General Engineering Industries

WASTE MANAGEMENT

Red Industries are a company that offer confident advice and consideration over any of our waste: recycle / treatment / disposal requirements. Red respond quickly, normally collecting inside the first week of contact and their diligence in providing correct documentation on collection day is always reassuring.

Flooring Adhesive Manufacturer
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Red Industries started as hazardous waste management specialists, however the products and services we now offer go far beyond that specialty.  We supply our waste and recycling services to customers nationwide from our sites in the West Midlands, and work with customers across a wide variety of industry sectors.  We hold ISO certifications and operate to the highest standards.  Every customer has a dedicated account manager to provide you with a tailored waste solution to meet your needs.

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