TJ provides waste management services to Portsmouth coastal defence schemes

TJ Waste are providing waste management services for the Southsea Coastal Scheme and the North Portsea Island Coastal Defence Scheme, which are both currently underway.

We were selected by two of the engineering contractors working on the schemes to provide skip hire to remove all the waste generated across a number of sites. We’re providing a range of skips each week, which are delivered to different points along the stretches of coast where the work is taking place. 

These skips vary in size from 8 yard up to 12 yard depending on the requirement for that week and area. We’re providing the skips on a skip exchange basis, whereby we remove the full skip, swapping it for an empty skip in the size of their choosing. This arrangement demonstrates the level of flexibility we can provide with our skip hire service, reacting to our clients’ needs to deliver as and when they need exchanges and switching between skip sizes to suit.

We’re providing these services to engineering company VolkerStevin who is working on the Southsea Coastal Scheme and civil engineering company JT Mackley, who is working on the North Portsea Island Coastal Defence Scheme.

The Southsea Coastal Scheme commenced in September 2020 and is expected to continue until its completion in winter 2023. It is the UK’s largest local authority-led coastal defences project, worth more than £130m. It covers 4.5km from Old Portsmouth to Eastney and will help to reduce the risk of flooding to more than 10,000 homes and 700 businesses in the area.

The scheme is necessary due to the current defences coming to the end of their lifespan, increasing the risk of flooding. New defences are being created to protect the community, improve the seafront and preserve the area for future generations.

The North Portsea Island Coastal Defence Scheme began in 2015 and is expected to be completed in 2025. The construction was split into 5 phases and the project is currently in Phase 4.

Last year the first part of Phase 4 was completed, which was by Kendall’s Wharf towards the northern end of Eastern Road. The site was approximately 300m long and works included raising the ground levels of footpaths as well as a road.

The second part of Phase 4 is now underway, taking place through the summers of 2021 – 2023. The works will give the area a new sea wall, a new wider footpath and areas with a glass flood wall. There will also be seating and enhanced landscaping, alongside many environmental enhancements.

The skips have been collecting various different waste streams from general waste to mixed wood, metal to hardcore. When removing the skips from site, we take them back to our Tipner Materials Recovery Facility for sorting, segregating and directing down the most appropriate routes.

We’re dedicated to diverting waste from landfill and endeavour to recycle up to 100% of the waste we handle. The majority of the waste from the schemes will be sent on to recycling facilities and the hardcore will be used to produce some of our in-house recycled aggregates. 

Anything that cannot be recycled will be directed down the Energy from Waste route wherever possible. We process all materials in line with WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) protocol.

Find out more about our skip hire services as well as other projects we’ve provided waste management services for…

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Luke Haskell
8 September 2022