This is an issue
which affects all golf clubs. The separation, handling and disposal
of waste takes place in golf clubs through the clubhouse, professional's
shop and greenkeeper workplace.
that all clubs seek to:
the amount of waste they produce
- Re-use whatever
- Recycle as
much as possible, and
- Ensure all
disposal meets with relevant legislation, and best practice.
to the clubhouse there is much that can be done regarding waste.
In particular, waste can be separated for collection. Aluminium
cans, bottles, paper, plastic cups, cardboard and office equipment
can all be recycled simply by storing them in separate bins and
contacting local organisations.
to the greenstaff, things are perhaps more complex. The safe storage,
handling and disposal of pesticides and their empty containers have
to be looked at closely as part of Health and Safety and COSHH
Legislation. However, the principle of reduce, reuse and recycle
as much as possible remains the same. For example, why not seek
to reduce insecticide use, reuse any batches that are made up and
unused, and recycle containers through the appropriate outlets.