Industrial waste disposal can be difficult and costly if you are unaware of the regulations.
What is Industrial waste?
Industrial waste consists of any waste produced by industrial activity during the manufacturing process. Consequently, industrial waste can consist of chemical, hazardous and toxic waste. It is essential that a qualified competent person disposes of your industrial waste, in order to protect human health, animals and the environment from dangerous industrial waste.
Our specialists are fully up-to-date with the relevant waste regulations for industrial waste disposal. We can ensure that any hazardous waste that your business produces is stored, collected and disposed of in a safe and correct manner, fully in line with UK law.
Types of Industrial Waste
Some examples of the industrial waste that we deal with are:
- Toxic Waste
- Chemical Waste
- Industrial Solid Waste
- Municipal Solid Waste
- Paper Products
- Industrial by-Products
- Radioactive Wastes
- Redundant fuel
- Chemicals such as Acids, Alkalis and Phenols
- Generators, process pumps and transformers
- Laboratory waste
- Drums and small containers
- Bulk items
Certain types of industrial waste cannot be disposed of in the usual way. For example, toxic, chemical and radioactive wastes must be handled and disposed of by expert waste management removalists, to ensure that hazardous waste is not putting anyone or anything at risk.
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How do you dispose of your industrial waste?
Your industrial waste on a daily, weekly or monthly basis depending on your needs. Our industrial waste disposal services will ensure that your waste has been separated according to the relevant regulations and re-used wherever possible. We can also provide clients with a range of specialist bins and secure containers to store their industrial waste before disposal.
For further assistance and to speak to one of our helpful advisors about industrial waste disposal, contact us today for more information. We are happy to answer any queries that you may have, and we can also offer you a free quote on our expert waste management services. So call us now on 0800 211 8390.
Business Waste’s promises to both save your company money on your regular waste collection and to lower your impact on the environment. We always pass the saving back to your business.
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Local waste collections for extra eco credentials
We are a national company with local collection and disposal experts and we can deliver a quick and cost-effective service that also has a positive effect on the environment as it lowers your business’ carbon emissions.
We are fully licensed
Business waste offers waste management and recovery solutions to industrial companies regardless of size or sector. We are one of the UK’s largest waste management companies and fully licensed. We have a full duty of care that ensures waste is removed and processed responsibly.
Why is industrial waste a problem?
Industrial waste is the byproduct of manufacturing and includes materials that are either unused or faulty. Typically, there are three types of industrial waste:
3) Solid waste
However, industrial waste and the way it is disposed of causes numerous problems, mainly in relation to the environment.
Firstly, it goes without saying that the improper disposal of hazardous waste can lead to numerous problems, but poor disposal of solid waste is similarly problematic. Industrial waste can cause large amounts of pollution, including the release of methane which contributes to the greenhouse effect and damages the ozone layer. Furthermore, the improper disposal of pollutants can cause damage to rivers, streams and even the ocean.
How do you dispose of industrial waste?
Industrial waste can be disposed of in numerous ways. Solid waste can be collected by traditional waste disposal methods, though care should be taken to ensure that solid waste is recycled, where possible. If you own a large scale factory or business, you may need to organise special collections for your waste to ensure it is being properly disposed of.
If your company produces chemical waste, you are under legal obligations to dispose of this correctly. You must follow the strict guidelines enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Health Administration, and Occupational Safety. Typically, this involves safely storing the waste until it can be collected by a company specialising in chemical waste disposal. The process is similar for hazardous waste, so you should be sure to follow any guidelines that are in place. Failing to properly dispose of chemical or potentially hazardous waste can resort in hefty fines.
What is the impact of industrial waste?
A recent study found that in the UK alone, 41.1 million tons of industrial waste is produced each year. Therefore, it goes without saying that the impact of industrial waste upon the planet is similarly huge. It has an impact on:
– Water pollution, causing damage to ecosystems, marine life and polluting water sources.
– Air pollution, contributing to greenhouse gasses.