Hazardous Waste Management

Our hazardous waste collection services give you access to the latest technologies to safely deal with your waste, across our network of inorganic and organic hazardous waste facilities.

 

A nationwide infrastructure of Hazardous Waste sites

Our nationwide infrastructure of ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001 accredited hazardous waste treatment sites can collect, treat and dispose of your hazardous waste.

What is classed as hazardous waste?

Hazardous waste covers a wide variety of waste types that can cause environmental or human harm, this covers waste such as acidic and alkaline materials, solvents, liquid waste, batteries, fluorescent tubes, pressurised cylinders, garage waste, oils, adhesives, effluents and low-level radioactive materials.

A reliable and experienced team of experts

A large number of specialist teams are on hand to take the stress out of, and negate the risks presented from, dealing with hazardous waste management, from identification through to collection and treatment of your waste.

When is a waste defined as 'hazardous?'

Waste is classed as hazardous if it poses potential harm to human health or the environment. This can be defined further by the List of Waste (LoW) code, previously referred to as EWC codes, determined by how the waste is produced.

What is Hazardous Waste Management?

Hazardous Waste Management is the collection, treatment (and sometimes the identification) of materials deemed as hazardous. It is important hazardous waste is handled using specialist teams and equipment to mitigate damage to human and environmental health.

What kinds of waste are classed as hazardous?

Below are some examples of waste that is classed as hazardous:

  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals, such as brake fluid or print toner
  • Batteries (e.g. lead acid, Ni-Cd and mercury)
  • Solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Oils (except edible ones), such as car engine oil
  • Equipment containing ozone depleting substances, like fridges
  • Hazardous Waste Containers
  • Electrical equipment with potentially harmful components such as cathode ray tubes - eg computer monitors and televisions 
  • Fluorescent light tubes and energy-saving light bulbs   

 

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