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Muck Away Services Explained: What Does ‘Muck Away’ Mean?


It’s likely that if you’ve ever been looking for waste removal services that you’ve come across the term ‘muck away’ before, but what does this actually mean? We’ll explain all in this blog, discussing what the term refers to, what such services entail and who can benefit from them.

Keep reading to learn more!


What Does ‘Muck Away’ Actually Mean?


Muck away is a pretty literal term; it essentially means just that - the removal of waste (‘muck’) from a site during earthwork operations. The type of waste in question is usually categorised into three different labels:


●      Inert waste: This refers to waste that doesn’t undergo any significant transformations (physical, chemical or biological) and doesn't affect other matter that it comes into contact with. This can include a variety of materials, such as bricks, concrete and subsoil.

●      Non-hazardous waste: This includes any waste that is not listed as non-hazardous in the List of Wastes Regulations, such as soils, silt and sludge, however cannot be classified as inert as it may still be a threat.

●      Hazardous waste: This includes waste that has properties that are potentially harmful; to humans, animals and the environment, such as asbestos, chemicals, solvents, invasive plants and contaminated soils.


The muck away process is usually carried out within the first stages of a project when earthwork is being dug up, as this waste must be disposed of before the rest of the project can continue.


Who Can Benefit from Waste Removal Services?


There are many businesses from various industries that could benefit from the use of professional muck away services. Any business that is often involved in groundworks may find themselves requiring muck away services, including but not limited to:


●      Construction sites

●      Industrial sites

●      Farmlands

●      Real estate developments

●      Landscaping companies


What Happens with the Waste?


So, once taken off site, what actually happens to the waste that’s collected?


Firstly, the waste is sorted through and separated into the appropriate categories (i.e. inert, non-hazardous and hazardous) so that the best disposal method can be used for each. Certain inert materials, such as soil, can be put back into the land, whereas other materials, such as concrete may instead be recycled - for example, turned into aggregates.


Rely on an Experienced Waste Management Company


So, could your business benefit from muck away services? Here at Cherry Hill Waste, we’ve got you covered when it comes to muck away, site clearance and earth removal.


With a range of vehicles at our disposal, including grab lorries and tipper trucks, we’ve got the experience, expertise and the means to help with your site clearance requirements.

Get in touch with us today to discuss how we can meet your needs.

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