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Waste Management

Future Industrial Services delivers specialist hazardous and non-hazardous waste management with waste treatment, disposal and recovery services throughout the United Kingdom for both bulk and packaged waste.


With treatment and transfer facilities in Liverpool and Berwick upon Tweed, Future offers waste management solutions for a number of industry sectors.

A dedicated fleet of specialist vehicles together with a team of highly skilled and experienced personnel ensures materials are correctly packaged, labeled and transported for recovery or disposal.

We live by the waste reduction hierarchy and often can recover and return materials into our clients’ processes to prevent them becoming waste in the first place.

When materials must be removed from site we have numerous options to recover and recycle them. If this is not technically possible then we have incineration options to recover the energy from the materials with the final option being landfill.

Using our vacuum transfer equipment we are able to get materials from difficult to access places in the event of process plant failure or material contamination. We can blow the materials back in to the process or to a storage vessel. The material can be tipped in bulk or tipped into bags, IBCs or skips.

We have our own roll-on roll-off skips tailored to work with our high tip Disabs, vacuum separator skips and a plant body to carry big bags. We also have connections with several specialist hauliers to carry larger volumes both in bulk or in bags or drums.

  • bulk-waste

    The wastes are treated using neutralisation, metal precipitation and phase separation techniques prior to being filter pressed to a filter cake and effluent suitable for final disposal.

    Future work closely with clients to develop bespoke treatments to enhance treatment or recovery options

    Waste streams suitable, however not limited to:

    • Acidic waste- inorganic acids and organic acids
    • Aqueous wastes
    • Caustic waste
    • Chromic acid
    • Hypochlorite solutions
    • Effluent sludges
    • Interceptor waste
    • APC residues
    • Leachates
    • Oil and Water
    • Degreasing waste
    • Caustic solids and powders

  • lab-employees

    FIS employ fully qualified laboratory chemists able to characterise waste streams using techniques including:

    • GCMS
    • DIONEX
    • ICP
    • Atomic Absorption (AA)
    • XRF
    • Spectrophotometry
    • Steam Distillation
    • Atomic Fluorescence Mercury Analyser

  • Typical packaged waste streams accepted include:

    • Acids and Alkalis
    • Aerosols
    • Batteries (excluding Lithium)
    • Gas Bottles
    • Paints
    • Filtercakes
    • Resins and Adhesives
    • Flammable solids
    • Grinding sludges
    • Oils
    • Redundant chemicals
    • Contaminated Rags
    • Oily sludges
    • Organic Solvents (chlorinated and non chlorinated)

    These are checked at the transfer station, repacked where necessary and the most appropriate recovery, recycling or disposal route assigned.

    • Site Recycling – e.g. vacuum recycling on Cement Plants of in excess of 10,000t per annum. All vacuumed materials are blown or tipped back to the appropriate point in the process for reworking.
    • Removal for Recycling – extraction of perlite insulation sand from decommissioned Liquid Natural Gas tank walls. The material was conditioned with water as it was extracted and then tipped for storage. The conditioned stock was managed using an excavator and then loaded for off-site re-use. 72,000m3 of material was extracted and recycled.
    • Vacuum removal of biomass (wood pellets) from heating installations – bagged for off-site recycling.
    • Vacuum cleaning of Digesters, processing of sludge and off site recycling of waste.
    • Extraction of carbon black sludge from a lagoon. The material was extracted using the Disab units and excavators. It was recycled via a specialist composting and land spreading company ‘The Land Network’
    • Vacuum cleaning of a kiln dust silo. 900 tonnes of hazardous dust bagged and sent for off-site processing.
    • Vacuum emptying and manual clean of toxic sludge lagoons at decommissioned chemical plant – 800 tonnes of sludge moved to an alternative lagoon to allow demolition works to take place.
    • Manual cleaning of plant head houses with pigeon mess build up. Use of Virkon S to disinfect material. Manual shovelling and double bagging of material, provision of skip and haulage to landfill.
    • Vacuum cleaning and pressure washing of conveyor tunnels under a grain store. Pressure washing of tunnels and removal of debris using a Disab. Material taken to recycle at a composting and land spreading facility. Confined space entry with full PPE.

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