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Waste Management in Cumbria

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The waste management service is responsible for the employment of two full-time as well as one part-time staff. “There are eight disposal contracts for landfill sites and two for the civic amenity sites.” The inspection of the daily activities is part of the management program of concurrent observation of waste management in six Cumbrian district councils also referred to as waste collection authorities and Cumbria County Council that is regarded as the waste disposal authority. In connection to waste management in Cumbria, the paper will mainly expound on Cumbria Waste Management Limited and Derwent Recycling Services Limited. It will also provide information on what the municipal waste constitutes (Chapman 2012). Additionally, the paper will detail weaknesses associated with waste management as well as the appropriate recommendations.
“Cumbria Waste Management Limited is a local authority waste disposal company with three operational landfill sites at Distington near Workington, Hespin Wood near Carlisle and Flusco near Penrith.” Before disposing of materials collected from all the sewers, they are first treated biologically. The treatment manages successfully to remove about 99% of the ammoniacal nitrogen as well as BOD. Despite its success in the management of wastes, the 2002 regulations led to the banning of the collection of liquid wastes to landfills in 2007. It was as a result of the ban that the Distington was preferred as a point for treating aqueous non-hazardous wastes that were sent initially to the landfill (Messenger 2014). A Liquid Waste Acceptance Facility was built near to the existing leachate treatment plant so as to provide treatment services continuously to the liquid waste disposal to the customers. It was believed that the construction of the plant would also result in the generation of income through the creation of the new business.