AS THE LOSS OF RED DIESEL HITS US EMS ARE LOOKING AT ALTERNATIVE FUEL SOLUTIONS

AS THE LOSS OF RED DIESEL HITS US EMS ARE LOOKING AT ALTERNATIVE FUEL SOLUTIONS

AS OF 1 APRIL 2022, RED DIESEL WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE AT A REBATED RATE FOR MANY COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS. THIS COVERS THE MAJORITY OF USERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.

GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES SPECIFY WHICH USES OF RED DIESEL WILL STILL BE PERMITTED


WHY IS THE GOVERNMENT BANNING RED DIESEL AND WHAT WILL THIS MEAN FOR BUSINESSES WHO RELY ON IT?

THE GOVERNMENT’S PROPOSED RED DIESEL BAN WILL BE ENFORCED FROM APRIL 2022, RESTRICTING THE USE OF RED DIESEL IN MOST SECTORS

From 1st April 2022, many sectors will lose their entitlement to use ‘red’ diesel and rebated biodiesel across a variety of applications – and construction is one of the industries that is most affected.

Back in 2019, the UK government set out its plans to cease its contributions to climate change by becoming carbon neutral by 2050. These plans were, at the time, some of the most ambitious timelines set by any nation around the world.

In the months since, the government has set into motion a number of policies designed to pave the way to a carbon-neutral future.

For industries that rely on red diesel and white diesel, the changes to long-standing tax and duty rates have been designed to incentivise users to develop and adopt cleaner alternative fuels.

HERE’S THE LOWDOWN ON THE KEY QUESTIONS PROFESSIONALS NEED TO CONSIDER IN ORDER TO ENSURE A SMOOTH AND SUCCESSFUL ENERGY MIX TRANSITION.

WHAT’S CHANGING AND WHY?

Red diesel is just ordinary ‘white’ diesel with a dye in it – but it is taxed at a much lower rate than white diesel. This rebated red fuel was introduced as a concession for certain industrial users in off-highway applications because fuel duty was mainly intended to be a tax on road vehicles.

Changes to this regime were announced by the UK government during Budget 2020 as part of the drive to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

After the April 2022 deadline most current users of red diesel will have to switch to white diesel instead. Taxing most users at the full rate is intended to reflect the impact of the emissions they produce, while also promoting the use of cleaner alternatives.

This is great news for the environment but many in the construction industry have been left confused about whether they will be affected by the changes, and how they should demonstrate compliance with the new rules.

WHAT IS RED DIESEL?

Red diesel, also commonly called gas oil or cherry red, is regular diesel that’s exclusively used in off-road machinery and engines and is primarily used in the agricultural, marine and construction sectors.

Red diesel is different from white or “road” diesel in two ways: its colour, and the rate at which it’s taxed. Chemically, the two fuels are identical, and release identical levels of greenhouse gasses when burned.

Its colour is changed through the use of a red dye that’s used to differentiate it from unrebated fuel.

The dye doesn’t change the properties of the fuel in any noticeable way, but does coat the inner workings of machinery which allows law enforcement agencies to track the illegal use of the fuel.

The largest and arguably most impactful difference between the two is their tax rate.

From an environmental standpoint, this creates a range of issues, not least that red diesel users are paying less than single car owners for the harmful emissions they produce. After all, 1 litre of diesel releases the same emissions regardless of whether it is used on a road or off it.

In order to encourage users to switch away from this carbon-heavy fuel, the government intends to end its 10-year freeze on red diesel fuel duty.

WHICH USERS ARE AFFECTED?

The government has published guidelines that specify who can still use red diesel and in which applications. One of the biggest changes for construction industry users is that heavy plant and equipment of all kinds will no longer be able to run on red diesel when used for construction purposes.

This includes all non-road mobile machinery (NRMM), including excavators, dumpers and cranes.

The construction industry will also lose permission to use red diesel for commercial heating and power generation, for example when using mobile generators on construction sites.

Certain industries that also use gas oil heavily, such as rail, agriculture, commercial fishing fleets and non-commercial heating or power generation uses, will be exempt from the April 2022 changes.

It’s worth noting that red diesel permissions apply only to the way in which equipment is used, not to the type of equipment itself. So, for example, NRMM that can be used for both agricultural purposes and construction purposes will still be able to run on red diesel, but only in an agricultural context.

WHAT OTHER INDUSTRIES ARE AFFECTED?

Other industries and applications that will no longer be able to rely on red diesel include:

• leisure

• mining and quarrying

• ports

• manufacturing

• airport operations

• oil and gas extraction

• waste management

• commercial heating

WHY IS RED DIESEL USE BANNED FOR SOME INDUSTRIES AND NOT OTHERS?

The decision to ban certain industries from using red diesel isn’t an arbitrary one; it’s a move that’s backed up by some startling statistics.

Red diesel is responsible for 14 million tonnes of CO2 released every year
The construction and infrastructure sectors alone were responsible for 7% of NOx emissions and 8% of PM10 emissions in London in 2018.
Red diesel’s impact on the environment will be reduced as its widespread use is restricted, whilst the additional duty paid by sectors who move to white diesel will be reinvested into green initiatives. Businesses will also be more motivated to move to more environmentally-friendly fuels, such as HVO fuel.

ALTERNATIVE FUELS

The red diesel rule changes are likely to be followed with more regulatory measures to drive UK industry towards a cleaner future. Many users (including us here at EMS) are already exploring the growing variety of cleaner-burning alternatives to diesel that are already on the market.

There are clean diesel alternatives available on the UK market, such as HVO fuel, which eliminate the challenges faced by first generation biofuels whilst providing a drastically reduced emissions profile.

If the government was to treat greener fuels such as HVO based on their emissions, the UK could drastically reduce its emissions in the short term and more comfortably reach its carbon neutral goals.

Some well-known alternative fuels include bio-diesel, bio-alcohol (methanol, ethanol, butane), refuse-derived fuel, chemically stored electricity (batteries and fuel cells), hydrogen, non-fossil methane, non-fossil natural gas, vegetable oil, propane and other biomass sources.

WHAT CAN YOU PUT IN YOUR SKIP AND WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO PACK IT ALL IN?

WHAT CAN YOU PUT IN YOUR SKIP AND WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO PACK IT ALL IN?

NEED SKIP HIRE IN EXETER? WE SHARE OUR TOP TIPS FOR THE BEST WAY TO MAXIMIZE THE SPACE IN YOUR SKIP.

Learning how to pack your skip to make the most of the space is important. Whether its a good clear out at home or the office read our top tips for the best way to pack your skip efficiently. By following our useful tips you can make the best use of the space you have, minimize the number of collections you need, and best of all spend less money on disposing of your waste.

LET’S CHECK WHAT CAN AND CAN’T BE LOADED 

One of the first things to think about is what you actually can or can’t include in your skip. There are some items which are completely unacceptable such as paint and asbestos etc. So bear that in mind before you start or you may find yourself having to unload and remove items from your skip which is a waste of time for everyone.

LET’S GET STARTED! HEAVIEST ITEMS GO IN FIRST

So lets start with the heaviest items first. Lay heavy flat items first to form a nice solid base for the rest of your rubbish. Then you can start to load the rest with the biggest, heavy and awkward shaped items. You can then use all the other remaining space around the skip (including the corners) with the smaller items.

SQUISH THE SMALLER ITEMS AS MUCH AS YOU CAN 

For smaller items try to squash them as much as possible. Things such as cardboard boxes can be broken down and wedged in any gaps you have ensuring you sue up all the space available in your skip. Make sure you push the smaller items down as far as you can to stop too much movement or to stop things from blowing out.

WHAT OTHER SERVICES DO WE OFFER?

As well as Skip Hire we also offer a full waste management service, waste recycling, commercial waste removal, green waste, asbestos collection and have a Scrap metal service. You can also book your skip online if that’s more convenient for you?

We are proud to offer our commercial waste disposal and recycling services to both domestic customers and businesses in the local area. We pride ourselves on our high levels of service and are committed to offering the most environmentally-friendly solutions possible. We currently recycle over 95% of all waste!

If you need any of our services or would even like some more information then please get in contact. Our friendly, helpful team are always on hand to answer your questions.

EMS Waste Services is a family run business with family values running through the Company from Director to Operator, focusing heavily on service, image and customer commitment.

It’s twins!! Two new trucks join the EMS fleet

It’s twins!! Two new trucks join the EMS fleet

EMS are proud to announce the very recent delivery of twins. . . Well two brand new shiny lorries!

These add to our EMS Plymouth fleet which many know was formally Dusty Bin skip hire. It was definitely time for the other lorries to have a makeover, and so the rebranding of Dusty Bin to EMS started to take place.

Out with the old!


The makeover begins.
Transformation complete

Supplying Plymouth and its surrounding areas for over 30 years, Dusty Bin had extensive waste management experience.
The acquisition by EMS Waste Services Ltd has proved to be a perfect opportunity for Plymouth businesses and residents to experience hassle free waste management.

About our services

Sheer quality of service is why you should call EMS Waste Services Ltd for any and all of your waste management needs.
Top class skip hire is the main objective. A truly hassle-free service that can be relied upon no matter how big or small the job at hand may be.

There are many size skips available, depending on your purposes. EMS Waste Services is easily able to cater to everything from waste recycling to asbestos collection and disposal. Considerable effort is consistently spent to ensure your experience as a valued customer is always a top priority.

This stress-free approach to waste management applies to every level of the service – not only the delivery, collection and disposal of the waste. For example, filling in and filing of any appropriate paperwork that may be necessary, or generation of any reports you may require.

Our dedicated staff are committed, knowledgeable and innovative, in a diverse and progressive environment. Our customers rely on our advice, competitiveness and outstanding service, every time.

Currently, EMS recycles more than 95% of the waste we recover.
We take our environmental responsibility very seriously, and we’re always striving to help our customers achieve their green potential.
We are confident of eventually reaching our zero waste to landfill goal.

For further information about our services or if you are interested in joining our team please get in touch today.

EMS recognised by Google as one of the top 3 Rubbish removal companies in Exeter!

EMS recognised by Google as one of the top 3 Rubbish removal companies in Exeter!

Wow it’s not every day you get an email like this! We are so pleased to have been recognised as one of the top 3 rubbish removal companies in the Exeter area.

Here at EMS we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and strive to keep improving our service to our customers in anyway we can. Being recognised for our efforts makes all the hard work worthwhile. We thought we’d share this with you as it really is something to be proud of.

Thank you to anyone who has left a positive review for us. We really do appreciate your custom and look forward to working with you all again in the future.

Top 3 Rubbish Removal in Exeter
EMS Waste Services
Unit 9/10 Hill Barton Business Park Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, UK EX5 1DR  
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You are now listed as one of the Top 3 Rubbish removal in Exeter.
We would like to Thank You for providing consistent high-quality service in your area of business. Our review team either approved or updated your business listing using our rigorous 50-Point Inspection which includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, nearness, trust, cost, and general excellence.

View your business at https://threebestrated.co.uk/rubbish-removal-in-exeter Verify all the data now, if you want to update any of your business information for free, contact us immediately. It is your responsibility to check the accuracy of the business information.
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That’s not all… Businesses do not pay us to list them ever. You do not pay us for the listing any time. We believe that local businesses provide better and personal services locally. Local businesses know your city better since they live there too. Our policy is free to list because if you can pay to list, then is it really the best business?

It has been an honour and a pleasure to work with you. Share this exciting news!

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Happy 1 Year Anniversary!

Happy 1 Year Anniversary!

One Year On: EMS Waste Transfer Site’s First Anniversary

Since the 1940s, the Stuart Group (EMS’s parent group), has delivered important services to domestic and commercial customers.

Last year, we opened a new waste transfer site in Exeter to service the local community and Devon. Twelve productive months have flown by and now our site is celebrating its first anniversary! We are proud to say that together we have achieved a great deal, making a strong, positive impact on the environment.

What we have achieved

Our waste transfer site has helped the community and the environment. Beyond increasing employment rates by taking on more staff in Exeter, our company is currently able to recycle 95% of waste recovered, domestic or industrial. This has an incredible impact on the environment, and we are proud to provide a big contribution to the rise of eco-friendly initiatives nationwide.

Fantastic as that figure may be, we at EMS are striving to increase our statistics to 100% recycled material. Installing a segregation line to separate materials such as plastic, glass, and metal helps us along the way, but there’s more work to be done.


Hiring skips from us results in more than an easy disposal system for your domestic or industrial waste. It ensures that your waste is handled properly and respectfully, which means it is recycled as far as possible to reduce landfill contents and harmful emissions from incorrectly disposing of waste (i.e. burning waste).

Our newest waste transfer site uses advanced procedures (including industrial magnets and size sorting schemes) and high-quality machinery to efficiently and effectively recycle materials given to us. This is topped off with feedback on our exceptional customer service from people in the community. After all, we believe that working together to improve our environment is the best way forward.

Moving forward

Here’s to many more years of servicing the community, properly disposing of waste, and working towards that 100% recycled goal. Thank you for your custom; without you, we could not strive to reach our goal and keep waste from heading to unnecessary landfills.

We look forward to working with you all, and many more customers, again.

Equal opportunities a priority at EMS Waste services

Equal opportunities a priority at EMS Waste services

EMS actively promoting women in the workplace

Gender equality is unfortunately still a working progress in most, if not all, countries in the world. Since time immemorial, women have fought to have similar opportunities as men, especially in the workplace. There is lots of progress as far as the matter is involved and that is why it is important to count all wins no matter how small.

Here at EMS we believe that any industry should be open to any gender and our waste management company has made a move in the right direction by actively promoting women in the company.

The waste and recycling industry is predominantly dominated by men. There can sometimes be a lot of heavy lifting involved in the job as well as regular contact with waste materials and this is probably why most companies have preferred to hire men. Women have, however, proved themselves worthy of similar positions, and we pride ourselves on providing them with equal opportunities. EMS have recently employed three female truck drivers and will be promoting other female employees. Gender really shouldn’t play a part in this day and age.



Services provided by EMS

Waste management

EMS provides waste management of green waste, scrap metal and commercial waste, waste recycling and asbestos collection.

Once the waste is collected, it is sorted, recycled and safely disposed of. Active waste is separated from the stones, metals, wood, soil, glass and plastic.

Recycling

EMS recycles for both commercial and domestic customers. We use state of the art technology that ensures any useful waste material is recycled and recovered. Using high powered magnets to sort through the waste. Currently, we are able to recycle over 90% of all the domestic and commercial waste which is later converted to high-quality products.

Asbestos Removal

Asbestos is extremely hazardous and can cause cancer and breathing problems. Its fibres remain suspended in the air for a long time, and it is therefore important to get professionals, specially trained to handle and remove them.

EMS is doing a great job at being more inclusive and giving women in the industry opportunities to advance their careers. We hope that our company will be the first of many to absorb more women into the industry and change peoples mind set.

For more information about our services or work opportunities with EMS give us a call.