Hazardous Waste Services

International hazardous waste services

In an increasingly global industrial market, hazardous wastes are sometimes produced in countries which have difficulty managing them safely.

Our International Field Services team helps to recover, clean up and safely recycle and dispose of hazardous wastes in some of the world's most challenging locations. Our team can offer:
  • Practical, economical solutions
  • Full project management support
  • Legislative expertise including transfrontier shipment of wastes
  • ​International network of environmentally sound disposal facilities
Managing hazardous waste overseas

Veolia provides clean-up operations, transport, recycling and disposal of hazardous waste in sensitive locations and for countries with few local resources. Watch this video to find out more about how our International Field Services team manages hazardous waste.


We work closely with customers all over the world to provide International Field Service solutions in full compliance with legislation worldwide.

We design customer solutions primarily within the oil, gas, chemical and pharmaceutical sectors, ensuring waste is recycled and disposed of cost effectively and in compliance with legislation.

Your project managment team will include chemists, customer support and a dedicated project manager as your single point of contact from planning through to completion.

We develop a detailed project plan against a critical path, supported by regular progress meetings and reviews, ensuring a successful project, delivered on time and to budget.
  • Full assessment including sampling
  • Repackaging into internationally approved containers
  • Completion of relevant paperwork covering the entire journey
  • Transportation to one of our approved recovery or disposal facilities
  • Treatment of hazardous materials including management of Transfrontier Waste Shipment process under the Basel Convention.
  • Submission of final reports and disposal certificates to the customer.
  • A range of state of the art treatment technologies and full logistical support
For more information, please email us at fieldservices@veolia.co.uk, or contact our UK based team on +44 (0)1443 827850. 


As an international organisation we have first hand knowledge of the requirements of EU Directives and International Conventions and Agreements on waste management.

Our dedicated international team can advise you on the best practical environmental options for responsible clean up, transport, recycling and disposal of hazardous waste in sensitive locations and in countries with few local resources.

Over the past twenty years we’ve worked with customers in:
  • Africa
  • Central and South America
  • Asia
  • Mediterranean and South Atlantic Islands
  • Eastern Europe
Where the infrastructure for disposing of hazardous waste in accordance with the Basel Convention is inadequate, we can manage part or all of the recovery process, often training local companies in techniques such as repackaging hazardous waste safely.

From waste identification, quantification and characterisation through to packaging and labelling, documentation and logistics and finally destruction, we provide the experience and expertise to manage all aspects of the process.

We manage many different types of waste including asbestos, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), obsolete pesticides and other Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and contaminated soils and structures.

All are repackaged and transported according to the Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movement of Waste making sure your company is compliant through all the stages of the project.

With our support, our customers comply with the highest international standards for hazardous waste management.