What’s the secret to efficient recycling and waste management?

Waste and recycling storage is high up on the agenda of any building owner, whether the building is a domestic, agricultural or commercial property.

Storing waste efficiently and in a safe way can be a challenge, particularly if you’re dealing with heavy volumes. When faced with waste and recycling storage issues, many building owners tend to look towards creating a storage unit in which to house their waste and recycling.

But since there are many ways to create a recycling storage unit, it can be difficult to know where to start. We’ve put together this short guide to explain why using concrete to build a storage unit for waste and recycling management is by far the most cost-effective solution. 


What are the recycling storage solutions?

Regardless of the size and scope of your recycling requirements, we recommend using prestressed concrete panels or L-shape retaining walls in order to create perimeter walls. Doing so will ensure that all waste can be contained securely and efficiently.

Once you have installed your prestressed concrete panels, we also recommend that you use concrete freestanding walls or concrete lego blocks to create dividing walls.

One of the main advantages of installing these dividing walls is that they can be used as a temporary solution for short-term recycling waste management but also as a permanent structure.

Either way, using prestressed concrete to create a temporary or permanent recycling storage solution is an extremely effective tool.


What sizes do concrete panels and freestanding retaining walls come in?

Here at JP Concrete, all of our concrete products come in a range of sizes and specifications. All panels are quick and easy to install and made from high-quality concrete which you can be sure will stand the test of time.

Let’s look at our range of concrete products designed for creating recycling units, starting with our durable prestressed concrete panels.


How large are prestressed concrete panels?

In short, they can be as large or as small as you need them to be. Since each recycling project can vary dramatically in scale, we know that one size does not fit all so we have developed a range of options for you to choose from.

Our concrete panels can be supplied up to a maximum length of 6500mm. You can also choose the right thickness of panel for your project, with options starting at 100mm in thickness and going up to 280mm if required.

In terms of height, our concrete panels come in a range of different choices depending on the dimensions of your recycling unit. If you’re unsure at any stage about choosing the right dimensions for your project, our helpful team members at JP Concrete are always on hand to help you make a decision.

Our concrete panels can also come combined with a steel frame. This helps to reinforce the unit, giving it a little extra strength and durability. Alternatively, if you aren’t using steel frames in your recycling unit, you can also use vertical cantilever panels and these can be embedded into concrete foundations.


How large are L-shape retaining walls?

We supply and manufacture L-shape retaining walls in a variety of heights, starting at 1000mm all the way up to 3800mm. We can also supply these walls with 90-degree corner angles if required.


How large are freestanding retaining walls?

Whether used as a temporary or permanent solution, freestanding retaining walls are a quick and easy option. No foundation work is required and they can be easily bolted down for a little extra security if required.

Our freestanding retaining walls are available in a variety of heights, starting at 1500mm through to 3500mm and come with a thickness of 1200mm as standard.


If you’re looking to create a waste and recycling management unit at your property, using concrete is a fantastic solution. If you’d like more information on how best to create a temporary or permanent structure to manage your recycling and waste, give our team a call on 01158 220 282

They can answer any questions you might have and help you to create the right structure to ensure that waste and recycling storage problems are a thing of the past.