Environmental Sustainability & Policies
At AMES we continually review our operational and business practices in terms of their environmental impact. This is achieved through collaboration with service partners committed to the encouragement of sustainable practices, work within the local community and the deployment of new technologies aimed at directing our business in an environmentally sustainable manner.
Environmental and health protection is the main focus for all our services. AMES pest control division carefully select products and design methods and procedures which do not have adverse health effects. The services offered are also designed to have minimal impact on your personnel, customers, your family, non-target species and the environment.
AMES practice humane pest control methods. Many of the procedures adopted (e.g. in bird proofing) leave the species unharmed, by removing the pest from the area. Wherever possible we eradicate the source of the problem permanently rather than simply destroying the pest as a short-term measure.
Responsible Waste Handling
AMES are a licensed waste carrier which takes a responsible view of our environmental impact.
We active encouraging the public and private enterprise to deflect waste away from landfill wherever possible.
As void house clearance specialists AMES have been campaigning at local and regional authority level to improve storage facilities so that unwanted, removed items can be distributed and reused effectively, either by charitable organizations or members of the public who genuinely need specific items.
AMES endorses the use of initiatives and co-operations which help people to pass on and recycle used household or office items rather than sending them to landfill. AMES also contributes furniture and household items it removes from premises to Ladywood Furniture Project, Birmingham to assist families who require assistance with furnishing their homes.
Effective waste disposal
A professional approach is taken to the removal of electrical items from properties, with used refrigerators degassed responsibly. The controlled removal of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) is carried out in accordance with Council regulation No 2037/2000. This removes CFCs and or HCFCs in the refrigerant cooling system or in insulation foam in the appropriate manner.
The final destruction of ODS removed from older refrigerators occurs through a fully licensed hazardous waste treatment facility. Many newer fridges have been built without the inclusion of either CFCs or HCFCs.
We also operate a re-use and recycling policy with respect to seating and suites, beds, white goods, dining tables, wall units, all other household furniture, garden furniture, toys, refrigerators, freezers, batteries, tyres, wood and glass. Some of these items are reused through the Sandwell Community Transport Project. An equally responsible approach is taken to cans, aluminium and other objects discovered when we carry out void or squat house clearance and cleaning, providing it is safe to do so.
Benefits to the community
The revenues acquired by AMES through recycling items are reinvested back into the community through the contribution of skilled labour and materials on projects, which in turn benefit the wider community. AMES personnel have carried out a community garden project in the Sandwell area which has benefitted the area and local environment.
Electrical equipment disposal
If you are a retailer or business who requires the responsible removal of electrical goods as a result of the WEEE directive then please call us on 0800 197 1650. Household fridges are taken to a refrigeration recycling plant where the redundant refrigeration equipment is processed with our third parties Refrigerator Recycling Machine. This machinery is licensed by the Environment Agency for the processing of fridges, freezers, fridge/freezers, commercial fridges etc. Our third party refrigeration recycling plants are achieving extremely high rates of materials re-use.
Deflecting garden waste from landfill
Organic garden clearance waste is converted into wood chippings for re-use. A high proportion of the waste carried by AMES is deflected away from landfill and is recycled or renewed.
Environmental procedures which help set you apart
Technology and the feasibility of things such as nappy and clinical waste recycling is continually assessed, evaluated and implemented as appropriate. Many clients gain a competitive edge by being able to state that their partnership with AMES results in their waste being dealt with responsibly, intelligently and in an environmentally friendly manner.
AMES is a leader in Environmental management practices and we feel we have the strongest ethical business practices in our market place.
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