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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.

We recommend that all clubs seek to:

  • Minimise the amount of waste they produce
  • Re-use whatever they can.
  • Recycle as much as possible, and
  • Ensure all disposal meets with relevant legislation, and best practice.

In relation 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.

In relation 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.





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