It is a criminal offence for organisations to mix hazardous waste with ordinary waste. If hazardous waste is not managed in the appropriate way it can be extremely harmful to the environment and to human health.
The Strategy for Hazardous Waste Management in England (2010), sets out principles to advise those who handle, manage and operate hazardous waste. Any producer or holder of hazardous waste has a legal ‘duty of care’ to manage the storage and disposal of hazardous waste safely and appropriately. Failing to manage hazardous waste can result in heavy fines, disreputability and potentially an immediate closure of your business.
We can provide your organisation with safe and efficient hazardous waste disposal, across the whole of the UK.
What Is Hazardous Waste
By outsourcing your hazardous waste disposal and collection to a competent and approved provider, you are ensuring that your business is fully compliant with the relevant hazardous waste disposal regulations.
Government guidance stipulates four key types of hazardous waste which must be stored, collected and disposed of safely and suitably. These are:
- Universal Wastes, eg. batteries and mercury-containing equipment
- Mixed Wastes, eg. waste that contains radioactive and hazardous waste components
- Characteristic Wastes, eg. corrosive, toxic or reactive wastes
- Listed Wastes as determined by the EPA, eg. wastes from the F-list (common manufacturing waste) and K-list (specific industry waste).
Hazardous waste can not be disposed of in the usual way. Special care and precautions must be taken when handling and disposing of hazardous waste due to its dangerous nature. If your hazardous waste is not disposed of appropriately, the effects can be devastating, not only for the public and the environment, but for your business.
Our qualified waste management experts have experience of handling, collecting and disposing of hazardous waste. Our specialists are educated on the regulations of hazardous waste disposal and will ensure that your business is also fully compliant with UK law.
Hazardous Waste Bins, Collection and Disposal For Your Business
Our hazardous waste management services are available throughout the UK to help organisations manage their hazardous waste safely and efficiently. We can provide your organisation with an appropriate management system to suit the requirements of your waste needs.
We offer low-cost hazardous waste bins, collection and disposal services so you have the peace of mind that your business is not putting human health, the environment and your organisation at risk.
To discuss the different options that we have, and to order your free bin, contact our advisers today for more information. We are happy to answer any queries that you may have, and we can also offer you a free quote. So call us today on 0800 211 83 90.