If you’re a company that produces hazardous waste, you have a legal responsibility to dispose of the waste properly. Your business needs to keep its employees and local communities safe by following all regulations set out for storing and disposing of hazardous materials. This is where we come in!
We are experts at hazardous waste collection, recycling and disposal services for businesses across the UK – including London, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow & Cardiff.
We know that managing and disposing of hazardous waste can be a headache. That’s why we offer cost-effective, reliable one-off solutions as well as ongoing collections tailored to your needs!
We’re here to help you manage your hazardous waste no matter where you are in the UK. We provide a complete range of services for storing, collecting and disposing of hazardous waste materials. So whether your requirements are large or small, we can make sure that the job gets done right!
What is hazardous waste?
Before hazardous waste disposal services can be explained, it is important to know what hazardous waste actually is.
In the simplest terms, hazardous waste includes any materials that might be hazardous to humans, animals or the environment.
Hazardous wastes are regulated by the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005. Under this framework, certain materials are considered hazardous to human health or the environment if they meet specific criteria.
Some examples of hazardous substances include asbestos, mercury, lead paint and pesticides. These substances need to be disposed of properly because if they are inhaled or ingested, they can cause severe illness or even death. They can also cause significant damage to the environment.
This means that hazardous waste disposal cannot be taken lightly. Business owners need to make sure that their businesses are not exposing their employees or the environment to these substances by mishandling or failing to dispose of them responsibly.
Examples of waste classed as hazardous
The list of wastes that can be classed as hazardous is extensive. It includes any waste materials that have properties that make them harmful, flammable, corrosive, carcinogenic and toxic, among other things.
Some examples of hazardous substances include:
- Chemical solvents
- Oils and oil filters
- Pesticides, herbicides or insecticides
- Fluorescent tubes
- Gas cylinders
- Fridges and freezers
There are, of course, many other materials and waste streams that are classed as hazardous. You must keep these materials separate from your general waste so that they can be collected, recycled and disposed of by a licensed hazardous waste company.
Hazardous waste collection, recycling and disposal
Disposing of hazardous waste has become easier than ever with the help of our UK based hazardous waste disposal services. Our mission is to provide your business with a safe, easy and affordable way to dispose of all types of hazardous waste.
By using our hazardous waste collection, recycling and disposal services, you can rest assured that your business is in full compliance with all of the relevant rules and regulations.
From one-off collections to complete hazardous waste management across multiple locations, we have got you covered.
Hazardous waste storage
We can offer a full range of hazardous waste storage solutions that are tailor-made to your particular requirements. This includes drums, IBCs, wheelie bins, skips, battery boxes, sharps bins and many other storage options.
For businesses that produce small volumes of hazardous waste, a haz box is often the best solution. These are small lidded boxes that can be used to store mixed hazardous waste items.
Haz boxes are particularly suited to offices that can use them for the safe storage and disposal of batteries, toner cartridges, cleaning materials, aerosols and other common hazardous materials.
Having a dedicated storage container makes it much easier to segregate these items from your general waste. They are available with a range of collection frequencies to suit the needs of your business, making them a reliable and cost-effective option.
Get a hazardous waste collection quote
Hazardous waste disposal is necessary for any business which uses chemicals or other hazardous materials. It’s essential to have the right services in place for safe and compliant disposal, but it can be challenging to know what you need without consulting experts – and that’s where we come in!
We provide hazardous waste collection and disposal services across the UK, so contact us today for your quote on our range of solutions.
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