Renew your reed beds with using resource management techniques.
Reed bed filtration systems are still a relatively new process and it is only now that many of the original reed beds need renewing. This means removing all the waste from the beds and then restocking them so that they may have another lifespan.
At WasteSURE, we are passionate about caring for the environment and believe that reed beds offer a great opportunity to the water treatment industry. That is why we have done a lot of research into the best methods for clearing reed beds that have reached the end of the lifespan and we offer additional services to help you renew the beds so that they may continue their work.
As reed beds are used to reduce sludge and separate out hazardous materials, it is likely that there will be hotspots in your waste that need to be treated as hazardous. However, this doesn’t mean that all the waste should be treated the same.
We use strategic testing to highlight the hazardous areas and separate them from the non-hazardous waste. This is a much more efficient way to deal with the sludge as it means that the non-hazardous areas aren’t wrongly assigned hazardous waste codes and you are acting in accordance with your duty of care to properly label your waste.
The sludge and green waste produced by reed beds might not look particularly attractive, but both types of waste are reusable. Green waste can be composted and the sludge can be dried and then used as a fertiliser when spread on fields.
The stones that form the base of the bed may also be reused if they are non-hazardous or if they have been cleaned to restore them to their non-hazardous origins. These stones may then have a second life as the foundations of a building site or as a gravel path, but may also be reused in reed beds if they are still of a suitable condition.
Our network of providers means that we can also supply you with new aggregate at a lower cost. This means that we can arrange for new stone to arrive as soon as the old stone has been removed so that your reed beds are back in action as soon as possible.